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.
Our sister campus in Doha, Qatar offers a highly interdisciplinary design MFA. Overseen by a robust group of international faculty, students are offered 1-2 fully funded trips a year that are tailored to the content of the courses. Students stay in education city in state of the art dorms and can take courses at other
Our friends at the da Vinci Center for Innovation have asked for this message about their latest challenge to get into your hands. If you’re interested in energy, education and healthcare, read on! The da Vinci Center for Innovation has officially launched our Innovation Challenges! All students (professional, graduate, and undergraduate) are invited to submit
Animator and Comic writer/illustrator Dash Shaw will be giving a free 1 hour workshop on Friday October 12th at 2pm at the Richmond Public Library 101 E. Franklin St as part of the Richmond Zine Fest. Dash Shaw is the creator of the film My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea. He is also
On Friday, November 9, VCUarts will be hosting a market for current art students selling their art and work at The Depot. This event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to start their holiday shopping by supporting the next generation of artists. All student vendors must apply for a complimentary booth,
Tasmeem Doha is an international design conference held at our sister campus in Qatar! As part of the conference, students are invited to lead a workshop for attendees which is a fantastic flipped model! If you would like more information please read on, or attend the information session on November 7, 12pm, room 152 in the
Inspired by the special exhibition, Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen, the VMFA invites college students to the museum for a night of art making, ice cream, and music provided by DJ Trantic Music. This event will be taking place in the Marble Hall, Evan Court Galleries, and the 21st Century Galleries. Thursday,
If you are interested in being engaged in Richmond’s entrepreneurial vibe, read on! Richmond has a rich history of entrepreneurialism and a vibrant, thriving ecosystem today. It is time to tell our story. This is the story of the creators, the founders, the makers and the vast resources that support them in their journey –
VCUarts is hosting a watch party for the New York Foundation for the Arts webinar The Funding Landscape: Making Fundraising Work for You. The webinar viewing is open to all; current undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff and alumni. If you’re curious about other supports NYFA offers, it’s pretty extensive but you can jump in here. Fundraising
Join us April 19 for an exclusive, VCU student event. Explore the ICA’s new building, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Preview Declaration, our inaugural exhibition. Screenprint a postcard with Studio Two Three. Contribute to VCU student Andrew Bell’s Collective Declaration. Music by Shanel the DJ. Free pizza and dessert. Free t-shirt for the first
Virginia Commonwealth University is sponsoring Not Anymore at VCU: Panel on Creating Cultural Change to Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment. National, state and local experts will address critical issues in response to the #MeToo movement, #TimesUp and other catalyzing forces. The event is free and open to the university and surrounding communities. Sponsored by the
It’s that time of the year again! We’re closing in on the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, an opportunity for students across the school of the arts to submit and show your stuff. For those of you that have been here for this before, please make note the submission process is very different, but the online application is quick
The Anderson Practice Project What: A dance improvisation practice initiated by Ching-I Chang Bigelow and Marsell Chavarria from the Department of Dance & Choreography. It’s a practice that opens to and invites general public to witness, observe, interact, and immerse themselves with the moving bodies and architectures. For example, if you are someone who