The Department of Audio & Visual Arts organizes exhibitions, seminars, workshops and speeches with special guests from the fields of science and art in an effort to approach more specialized issues and draw attention to the students’ artistic creations.
Since 2006, the Department of Audio & Visual Arts has organized the annual Audiovisual Arts Festival including in its program activities such as exhibitions of audiovisual installations and interactive works of art, formative works of art and photographs, events, and concerts in collaboration with the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University. The Festival offers students the chance to get in touch with art experts, critics and artists, and present their first works of art to the public. Within the Festival’s context, other activities focusing on research and education also take place.
The Department of Audio and Visual Arts organizes since 2016 the international interdisciplinary conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science", including theoretical and artwork presentations. The conference focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art. Submissions are welcome from all art and research fields.
The Department of Audio and Visual Arts also organizes since 2017 the international Summer School in Hybrid Arts. Designed for those interested in hybrid media arts from any level of studies, it takes place in the unique environment of the Greek island of Corfu. The program focusing mainly on two areas, Biology and Environment, it includes subjects such as Brain Imaging, Experiential Anatomy, Site-Specific Arts, Astrophotography, Storytelling in Museums and Bio Art. All seminars are taught in English by faculty members of the Ionian University and international guest instructors.