TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme

The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) is delighted to announce a new collaboration with StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

Following the success of the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme (which has led to six new works of choral music, recently recorded by St Salvator’s Chapel Choir), ITIA and StAnza are launching the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme.

For more information, and to apply, please see the Creative Scotland website.

Martinmas 2017 research seminar

Our first research seminar of the new semester will be held on Friday, 22 September 2017.
ITIA and Divinity postgraduates, faculty, and guests are all welcome.

ITIA research seminars take place every Friday at 11am during term time. The full schedule is available here.

ITIA Seminar © Transpositions

Candlemas 2017 research seminar

Our first research seminar of the new semester will be held on Friday, 3 February 2017. ITIA and Divinity postgraduates, faculty, and guests are all welcome.

ITIA research seminars take place every Friday at 11am during term time. The full schedule is available here.

TheoArtistry launch


The start of this academic year saw the launch of an exciting new dimension in the work of ITIA. TheoArtistry explores how ITIA’s world-leading research may impact the making and practice of the arts.

In TheoArtisTheoArtistry logotry’s inaugural project, six outstanding young composers have been chosen to work with Sir James MacMillanDr George Corbett, and researchers from the School of Divinity. Each composition focuses on a biblical passage on the theme of ‘Annunciations.’

TheoArtistry celebrates the practice, making, performance, curatorship, and reception of Christian art. From arts festivals to art works, TheoArtistry’s collaborative projects bring together the expertise and interests of artists, theologians, and commissioners of art.

The first TheoArtistry Festival, entitled ‘TheoArtistry: Music as Theology,’ will take place in March 2018 in St Andrews.

More information about the compositions, as well as current and future projects, can be found on the TheoArtistry website: http://theoartistry.org/

New Video

With Alex Shaw Photography, we have recently created a short film about St Mary’s College, the Divinity School of St Andrews where the Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) has its home. View it here:

Top ranked in league table

St Mary’s College at the University of St Andrews is best in the UK for Religious Studies and Theology, according to The Guardian University League Tables 2017.

The University’s School of Divinity — and home to ITIA — is once again ranked above Durham, Oxford, Cambridge and Exeter to take top spot in the subject area.

The University of St Andrews has been ranked the best university in Scotland and third in the United Kingdom. Read more on the University of St Andrews website.

The Transept

The Transept is the place where everything comes together: where the study of art and theology meets the creation of art itself, where theory meets craft. This student-led group gathers on Friday mornings before the ITIA Seminar to share their original artistic work in any genre: visual, literary or performing arts. Participants choose various themes and the level at which they want critique. Want to join? Contact Katy Wehr to be added to the email list: khw3.
 

Martinmas 2015 research seminar

Our first research seminar of this academic year will take place on 18th September. ITIA postgraduates, faculty, and guests are all welcome.

ITIA research seminars take place every Friday at 11am during term time. The full schedule is available here.

Faculty tops league table

St Mary’s College at the University of St Andrews ranks strongest in the UK in The Guardian University League Tables 2016 for religious studies and theology.

The University’s School of Divinity — and home to ITIA — also climbed to top place in ‘Theology and Religious Studies’ in the 2016 Complete University Guide. Leap-frogging over Durham, Oxford, Cambridge and Exeter to be top of our subject league table is, says Head of School, Mark Elliott, ‘an achievement that testifies to colleagues’ commitment to make the School of Divinity at St Mary’s a most stimulating environment for learning theology.’

First in the UK for students’ overall satisfaction

St Mary’s has also come top in the UK for overall satisfaction with our undergraduate Divinity, Theological and Biblical Studies courses in the 2014 National Student Survey.

Read more on the University of St Andrews website.