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 Tuesday, April 21 from 11am-1pm in Roop Hall, room 208 for the opening reception for “Understanding Visualization Tools.” In this course, students investigated the ways in which visualization effects learning in different disciplines by creating interface tools for JMU’s video wall, a 72-node visualization system. In preparation for this exhibition, they examined how these systems are used in other teaching and research settings, and study the variety of visual needs across the disciplines. All are welcome, refreshments will be served.
- If you missed Edwin O'Shea's colloquium, here's the link to the video. Enjoy!