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Department of Audio and Visual Arts

Ionian University
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Short Description

The Department of Audio & Visual Arts aims at the growing dissemination of digital arts and audiovisual production through teaching and practice based research in the wider field of new media arts and mass communication. A leading university unit in Greece through the harmonious combination of theoretical / technological scientific knowledge and creative hands-on expression, the Department of Audio & Visual Arts prepares its students to the highly demanding competitive environment of contemporary artistic creation.






3D Illustration: Spyridon Verykios, Assistant Professor


Studies

Besides its integrated master degree in Audiovisual Arts, the Department of Audio & Visual Arts offers other graduate study programs that include master degrees in Sonic Arts & Audio Technologies and New Technologies in Environmental Education. At their core all programs focus in the academic convergence of art with technology leding to the development of students’ research and creative portfolio. Aligned with this concept the Department of Audio & Visual Arts also offers PhD and PostDoc research degrees.

Location and Facilities

The Department of Audio & Visual Arts is housed in the restored historic buildings of the old town of Corfu.





Direction-Production Management: Iakovos Panagopoulos
Script-Line Producer: Alkisti Georgiou
Photography Direction: Thanos Tsigkas
Soundtrack: Hladun oleksandr (dunaewsky69)
Sound Design-Mastering: Thanos Mpikakis
Assistant Director: Giorgos Klitsas
Montage-Color: Rania Mastrosavva
Motion Graphics: Andreas Apostolou
Assistant Director of Photography: Evangelia Koumantsioti
Assistant Producer: Vassilis Sarikas
Voice Over: Thanos Manos
Future Plans

The Department of Audio & Visual Arts is presently active in the joint institutional effort to the future development of collaborative graduate degree titles in the EU in the field of Art and Technology. With a strong interdisciplinary curriculum, the Department of Audio & Visual Arts encourages all of its students to pursuit the experience of studying partly abroad through Erasmus mobility programs. As a host institution our philosophy is to empower our incoming students individually beyond language borders.

Summer Schools

The Department of Audio & Visual Arts has developed the Summer school in Hybrid Arts series composed by a curriculum of short-term seminars and labs that aim to integrate both Greek mythological inspiration connected with the Ionian Islands and the (almost) unlimited possibilities of new media. Among others, the program has included Brain Imaging, Experiential Anatomy, Site-Specific Arts, Astrophotography, Storytelling in Museums and Bio Art. All topics are taught in English by faculty members of the Ionian University and international guests instructors. The organization of the Summer school offers the possibility of extending its program upon request with additional cultural visits and the participation in extra scientific activities. The Summer school explores the potential of the Greek island of Corfu, well-known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, offering a multicultural environment with visible influences from the Venetians and the British in its architecture as well as its traditions.

International Collaborations

The international character of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts is visible through its curriculum, in tune with the contents in art and technology developed worldwide. It is especially represented by its faculty backgrounds and research collaborations. Among others developed by the laboratories PEARL and InArts: the collaboration with the networks DCAC/EASTN-DC, FEMeeting, TTT conferences and FACTT. Evident is the increasing international participation in the events organized by the Department of Audio & Visual Arts: the Audiovisual Arts Festival, now in its 14th edition, and, in its 2nd edition, the Animation Festival ICONA; and the conference Digital Culture & Audiovisual Challenges, in its 3rd edition. Noticeable too is the growing contribution of international authors in the editions published by the Department of Audio & Visual Arts since 2013. Furthermore, the PhD and PostDoc programs have attracted a considerable number of students who had previously graduated abroad.

Official Website: avarts.ionio.gr
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