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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You can find Jeanette Hickl, Career & Industry Advisor at VCU Career Services (University Student Commons, 1st floor) M-F from 8:30-5 for appointments and from 1-3 on Fridays for drop-in hours in the fall semester.
To schedule an appointment to meet with her at VCU Career Services, please visit careers.vcu.edu and click on HireVCURams on the right hand side.
Craft and Material Studies: Fall CMS (200 level) basics may be open if there is room available. No overrides for size will be issued. All are summer courses are open to all VCU students. If an override is needed they just need to contact Danielle Stevens (email@example.com or Debbie Quick (firstname.lastname@example.org).: CRAF 211 Beginning JewelryMay 19-June 10M-F, 9:00am-12:45pmCRN
Great line-up of cross-disciplinary courses for next semester! You can find all of these courses (plus MORE) under the ‘arts cross-disciplinary’ option in the schedule of classes. Easy peasy! If you have questions about the courses, or need an override, please contact the instructor. Enjoy! INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING FOR ARTISTS – 32151 – ARTS 391-008 Special
The courses below are open to undergraduates in the School of the Arts. Although they can be taken individually they are part of the new certificate of completion in venture creation. These courses can be applied to the certificate when it launches in Fall 2015. You can learn more about the Creative Disruption Lab here.
Calling all first and second year undergraduate students!!! Amazing opportunity is below. If you have questions, please attend the information session on January 23rd. Spend some time on those links below to see what may apply to you! GOOD LUCK! Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Information Session First- and second-year undergraduate students interested in studying abroad
Some of you have been asking about Idea Accelerator and have been unable to register because of it’s prerequisite. Fear not, you can still get in! Below is a note from Matt Woolman, Director of Creative Entrepreneurship. Greetings- Please note that we have lifted the prerequisite for ARTS 352 Idea Accelerator. You do NOT need to complete ARTS
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, make connections to industry, and gain valuable
Professor Alcorn will be presenting alongside Professor Benitez the 2014 Education Abroad Program, FLORENCE REVEALED: DRAWING FROM THE WELLSPRING OF RENAISSANCE THOUGHT AND VISION on Wednesday October 23, at 3:30 on the fourth floor of Franklin Terrace (Rm. 401). A representative of the Education Abroad Office will also be present to answer any questions students may have regarding
If you’re still putting finishing touches on your courses this fall, then you’re in luck! There’s still room in many of our cross-disciplinary courses. Those with openings (as of this moment) are listed below. Design Leadership Seminar Peter Fraser Pollak Room 409 T/Th 6-7:30pm 3 credits Course summary: Leadership in Creativity, Innovation and Design has
This is SO EXCITING. Matt has been working on this for a very long time, and he’s getting ready to roll out a new minor in Creative Entrepreneurship. Please view the information below that relates to the 18 credit program. The Fall ’13 courses aren’t online yet, so please touch base with Matt if you
The Department of Art Education is offering TWO Guatemala scholarships for $1000 each. The application for Study Abroad in Guatemala: ARTE 491/591 is OPEN on the Education Abroad website!!!!! http://www.global.vcu.edu/abroad/programs/vcu/programdetail/p20.aspx#whilein COURSE DATES May 20 – June 20, 2013 Week 1 in Richmond Week 2 & 3 in Guatemala Week 4 & 5 Independent Study in Richmond You may access it directly
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