My name is Jody Symula. I am the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs here at VCUarts. What does that mean? What does the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs do? Essentially I’m here to help you, advocate for you, and help create new (and streamline current) processes to help guarantee you have a great experience at VCUarts, as well as a smooth transition to the world of work. I am also a source of information about University policies, advising questions as well as opportunities.
I have earned an Associate in Science in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University, a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Painting from Humboldt State University, and a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting & Printmaking from VCUarts.
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Oh, yes. Snacks will be served. Information on the upcoming info session for the graduate program is below. Per usual, I’m the messenger, so if you have questions, please contact Dr. Kahn, his email is below. VCU’s da Vinci Center is hosting an information session on its Master of Product Innovation program, Wednesday, February 20, from 5:00p to 6:30p in E4229 Engineering East
The Siena Art Institue is located in Siena, Italy. Offering small courses, the program is designed for students who are pursing a BA or BFA at their home institutions. As always, if you’re looking to study abroad for a semester, make sure to be in communication with your advisor. A little quote from their
OK, so DegreeWorks isn’t exactly as great as Facebook, or Instagram, or Twitter, but for you as a student here at VCU that needs to take the right classes at the right time, it ranks pretty high up there. By now, you all should know about the Degree Audit. Well, that’s going away (sorry if
Below is a course description that has been sent our way. If you’re interested in our impact on the world, this may be engaging. Sustainable Societies – James River Basin ENVS 591 Section 903 (29671) Sustainable Societies – James River Basin — explores the twenty-five most critical social, economic and environmental issues in the region
Yes, MORE courses that are open to non-majors! In addition to my original post, and my ‘more’ post, Graphic Design let me know about these: GDES 341: ART DIRECTION I TR 9:00-11:20am – 1509 West Main St. 003A 3 credits. An introduction to the integrated activities of strategy, conceptual development and design. The pre-reqs listed
Add/drop is the first seven days of the semester. For Spring 2013 it is January 14-20 Please check in with eServices, print out your schedule, and make sure that every course you are attending is on your schedule. You can not attend a course that is not on your schedule. Do you have
Cinema as Art CINE 495-901 Spring 2013, Tuesdays 7-10pm Cine 495 is a course offered through the Cinema department open to all majors. Cinema as Art is an analysis of its aesthetics, image, philosophy, politics and culture. What is cinema art? How does it differ from mass-marketed film primarily produced for profit? How does it compare? Via reading,
ARTS 493 Creative CoLab Internship 1-3 credits, 30-40 hours per credit Creative CoLab is a variable credit interdisciplinary internship program available to all VCUarts students offering further investigations into innovative problem solving, with an emphasis on the development and use of emerging technologies. Students collaborate on real-world projects, and gain valuable experience in business issues
I have some additional cross-disciplinary courses to share with you over and above my previous post. (If you’re wondering, the dates and times are up on the schedule of classes for the Puppet course). Hope you find something good in this additional list. You can get additional information from the schedule of classes. If you
Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” on your transcript is Friday November 2nd. If you are registered for a course you do not want to complete, or can not complete successfully, please withdraw. If you are unsure about your progress in a course, I advise you to consult with your
Its pretty amazing how many opportunities there are on this campus, especially in the area of certificate programs. Previously I posted about the da Vinci Center for Product Innovation. Two more certificate programs on the docket are VCU ASPiRE and VCU Globe. Below is a note from Dr. Bozeman about these opportunities and how you
Dear VCUarts students: If you are approaching graduation and are thinking of a career as an art teacher, consider earning your master’s degree and teaching license through the Art Education department at VCU. We will be holding an info session for prospective students that will allow you to learn about the program, see the facilities,