Welcome to The Institute for Visual Studies
The Institute for Visual Studies (IVS) at James Madison University is a center for scholarly, scientific and
creative inquiry into the nature and workings of images. An incubator of new ideas, the institute fosters discovery,
and the generation of artworks, products, and applications by multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty.
IVS is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and by appointment. Please stop by.
- promote interdisciplinary research in the visual realm, enabling members of the university community from across all disciplines to collaborate on innovative projects
- function as both a laboratory and a studio, creating a unique teaching and learning environment
- develop and offer a series of multidisciplinary team-taught courses for highly motivated students
- provide a center for the investigation into the ways images work and for the exhibition of visual culture
- Please join us on Wednesday, March 18 from 12pm-1pm in Roop 208 for our second spring colloquium. Sharon Babcock (PPH and BIO) and Kate Trammell (STAD) will give their talk "The Embodied Learning Project: Common Ground for Scientists and Artists.” Babcock and Trammell collaborate on a creative pedagogy that integrates a clinically-oriented approach to the study of anatomy with a dancer’s multi-sensory perspective. They will discuss the energy that is sparked when students from the arts and sciences “mix it up” in an environment filled with movement, play, humor, and creativity. Please bring your lunch, coffee and dessert will be served.
- If you missed Edwin O'Shea's colloquium, here's the link to the video. Enjoy!