Students travel the world

Students travel the world

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA)

IDSVA at the Montresso Foundation, Morocco, 2023. Photo: Christopher Andrew.


March 28, 2024
Students travel the world
Notes from residencies in Mexico City, Athens, and Marrakech
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As a true nomadic institution, IDSVA does not have a campus. We exist everywhere our students and faculty are. Below is a sampling of notes shared by students during recent residencies in Mexico City, Athens, and Marrakech. 

“IDSVA appealed to me because of the way it was structured. I’m an international teacher, so I wanted to continue working during my program, and IDSVA enabled me to do that. Because of the online format, and then the intensive residencies, I was able to continue working, be with my family, but then have these very rich and intense learning opportunities through the three years of course work.” —Maggie McKee, PhD Candidate, Cohort ’20

“If I were to create a PhD program, this would be it. I just love how it’s structured. It’s a hybrid program, so you do a lot of the course work, go to lectures online, and then go on these fantastic residencies across the world.” —Monica Bryant, Cohort ’21

“IDSVA’s blend of online and in-person residencies has taken me on a captivating journey around the world.” —Rikiesha Metzger, PhD Candidate, Cohort ’19

“The ability to travel is one of the reasons this program is so special, and one of the reasons I chose to it. Being [in Mexico City] is magical. —Amy Schuessler, PhD Candidate, Cohort ’20

“I feel very privileged to be able to study with these people, have conversations with these people, and also for them to challenge me in ways that I have never been challenged….We’re in amazing, beautiful places, we’re traveling the world, and we’re able to experience it with each other.” —Elliot Bowers, Cohort ’21

IDSVA is unlike any other program you’ve come across. Book a conversation with Molly Davis, Director of Admissions, here. Apply now for 2024 enrollment. Email info [​at​] for more information.

*The testimonials provided were put together by IDSVA videographer, Christopher Andrew.

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