Institute for Studies in the Arts Expansion
Creative expression is an essential aspect of our lives, and contributes to the cultural fabric of our community. Because fusion has been an important dimension in the arts during much of the past half-century, an institute dedicated to the study of fusion in the arts offers students and faculty members an ideal opportunity to examine its implications for and relationships with other disciplines—in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fields of technology.
Building on the innovative and renowned programs of our existing Institute for Studies in the Arts, the enlarged scope of the institute will bring together researchers from disciplines as diverse as dance, music, theatre, computer science, electrical engineering, bioengineering, the liberal arts, the biological sciences, education, and architecture and environmental design. The institute will offer a special focus on the relationship of the arts to developments in technology and new media. Our location in Metropolitan Phoenix offers an ideal opportunity to explore the creative ferment of a dynamic urban environment.