The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) is one of the leading centres in the world for bringing together the study and practice of theology and the arts.

In the stunning medieval town of St Andrews, perched on the cliffs of the North Sea, scholars and artists from across the world come together to engage in study, conversation and research about the role of the arts within theology, and the place of theology within the arts.

The Institute is part of St Mary’s College, the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews. Founded in 2000 by Prof. Jeremy Begbie and Prof. Trevor Hart, the Institute is a flourishing and convivial academic community. It is now directed by Dr Gavin Hopps, and comprises three full-time staff, about thirty graduate students, and several part-time, honorary, and post-doctoral fellows.


graduate programmes
Weekly research seminarWeekly
research seminar
Award-winning blog TranspositionsAward-winning blog
Publishing programmePartnerships with Ashgate
and Journal of Inklings Studies
Arts events
Conferences & Events

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Dr Gavin Hopps
Senior Lecturer
Dr Judith Wolfe
Senior Lecturer
Dr George Corbett


St Mary’s College, the School of Divinity in the University of St Andrews: