Mission, Vision and Core Values

Mission Statement

In an age of rapid social, technological and aesthetic transition, we feel committed to educating our students with the ability to analyse and critique experience, to nurture their creative abilities so they become active, outstanding members of our society, both personally and professionally.

We wish to go beyond technical instruction by placing emphasis on creative thought and action. Each department, despite its individual character functions in close collaboration with the others in order to develop an awareness of the essence of the visual arts, both traditional and contemporary. This underlying philosophy is reflected in our curricula.

Through an interaction with diverse practicing professional artists, architects, academicians, scholars, archaeologists, art historians and designers, students are exposed to the importance of ideas, concept development, intuition and the value of research in the development of the creative process.

We shall not feel content till we have succeeded in preparing our graduates to live in the world of tomorrow, enabled them to share in the responsibilities for social, economic and political problems and to apply their professional knowledge and abilities to the solution of such problems, so that besides being technically and aesthetically literate, they are above all, good human beings.

Vision 2025

To impart education in art, design and architecture creating a culture of excellence in research and innovation, contributing towards a just and tolerant society and enable students to serve as instruments of positive change.

Core Values

  • A member of the IVS community:
  • Has a passion for Learning
  • Strives for excellence
  • Is ethical
  • Has dignity and humility
  • Values criticism
  • Embraces diversity
  • Respects the environment
  • Works towards positive social change