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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts’ nationally ranked Department of Photography + Film invites dynamic emerging artists working in Photography, Film and Media Arts to apply for its 2018 Summer Studio Program. Summer Studio is a supportive, rigorous artist residency that combines theory, practice and professional development in Richmond, VA, May 20 – June 15, 2018.

Guided by the mentorship of a diverse and distinguished faculty, VCUarts students explore traditional and modern lens-based technology and processes while immersed in a broad spectrum of contemporary art. The curriculum is adaptable, allowing each student to expand traditional and contemporary genres and processes, including performance, documentary and experimental filmmaking, sculpture, and multimedia installation. Each student is provided ample studio space; state-of-the-art audio, lighting, camera technologies; and 24/7 access to digital and analog production studios, including a large wet darkroom, 16mm equipment, and editing labs.

Concentrated time in the studios is supplemented by artist lectures, studio visits, engagement with critics and curators, critiques with VCUarts faculty and guest artists, and hands-on professional development workshops. Past participants have gone onto prestigious MFA programs, arts professional positions, and had their Summer Studio projects featured by international press. At the end of the residency, Summer Studio culminates in a public exhibition.

Application deadline is April 13, 2018.

To learn more, visit the department website and email Follow VCU Photography and Film on Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr.

VCUarts is one of the nation’s leading arts schools, dedicated to advancing creative expression, supporting new scholarship, sparking innovation and deepening the role of the arts throughout society. Its visual arts and design graduate program has received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report. VCUarts offers degrees across 15 departments and programs.

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