At ICA, we believe that the value of studying art in Italy is not easily defined by any single approach or aesthetic. From its hilltop perch in the exact geographic center of Italy, the tranquil atmosphere of Monte Castello is surrounded by a nation that is permeated by great masterworks of Music,Theatre, Film, and Performance. In this inspiring environment, our minds are opened to new directions of conceptual growth, to more expansive avenues of communication, and to more creative and sophisticated ways of expression.
At ICA, we take art seriously, but like our Italian models, we also value inventiveness, individual innovation, and commitment to self-expression. We stress growth in understanding the rich forms of the performing arts. We believe in guided discovery, in learning through dialogue, and in seeing great art as a living expression of real humans, like ourselves, from whom we can learn and grow. We engage in discussions on works of art as a community, striving to create an environment in which we exchange ideas and grow as artists and performers together.