PhD in Art Theory / Philosophy

PhD in Art Theory / Philosophy

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA)

David Driskell with IDSVA students. Colby College, 2016. Courtesy of Simonetta Moro.
September 22, 2016
PhD in Art Theory / Philosophy

Application deadline: October 14, 2016

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
795 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

T +1 800 240 7357
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IDSVA’s priority admissions deadline for May enrollment is October 14, 2016. Please contact Molly Davis at [email protected] or call T 207 771 8887. You can also visit our admissions page for information about the application process and requirements for admission.

Designed especially for visual artists, curators, and creative thinkers, IDSVA offers a world-class, low-residency PhD in art theory and philosophy. The program combines fall/spring virtual classroom seminars with intensive summer residencies in Europe and the US residency sites include Rome, Spannocchia Castle (Tuscany), Siena, Florence, Venice, Berlin, Aix-en-Provence, Athens, New York City and Colby College (Maine).

IDSVA’s Visiting Faculty comprises renowned scholars and artists from around the world, including: Stephen Greenblatt (Harvard), Julie Mehretu (MacArthur Fellow), Bill Brown (University of Chicago), Jacqueline Rose (Birbeck Institute, London), Howard Caygill (Paris VIII), Peggy Phelan (Stanford), Fred Wilson (MacArthur Fellow), Hal Foster (ArtForum/Princeton), Sylvère Lotringer (Semiotext(e)), Susan Stewart (Princeton), David Driskell (Driskell Center for the Study of the Arts and Culture of African Americans), Holly Block (American Commissioner, 2013 Venice Biennale), and John Rajchman (Columbia).

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