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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If you would rather call, my direct line is: 804.828.9313.
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.
There are a lot of courses on the Spring 2017 arts cross-disciplinary course listing here. This list includes not only those supported through the dean’s office, but also courses that other departments (and university units) want to offer students across the school (such as Set Building for Film and Working Your Art Degree). Below are the
While working with Carver Elementary, it was made known that many of the children do not receive birthday cards. Surely this a gap that we could put our creative minds to filling! Come to the Depot on November 1st from 12-5 and get some serious warm and fuzzies. All the supplies you need to create
Tom Tom & Charlottesville Area Transit are partnering to commission original works of art for the 2017 City Art Bus and the 2017 Bus Shelter Art Competition. Art Bus Competition Tom Tom Founders Festival and Charlottesville Area Transit are looking for artists and designers to create a whimsical and energetic design for the next City
Brennan and Anna’s proposal for a student curated exhibition was chosen from pretty stiff competition. They’ve got a strong lineup of work, but are open to including more. To learn about this upcoming show, and how to submit work, continue reading below.
Speed Collaborating at the Depot Gallery! The Depot Gallery is holding its second Speed Collaborating event for students! Have you ever wanted to collaborate with someone in Kinetic Imaging or Photography/Film but not know how to meet someone to work with? Did you ever have an amazing idea that you could make happen if only
Richmond is organizing an art fair! For those of you interested in the fine arts, arts management, event planning, or museum and gallery studies this may be a great opportunity for you. Read on if you want to volunteer at CURRENT! Volunteers are needed for CURRENT, Richmond’s first contemporary art fair! The fair will
Want to make VCU a safer and more welcoming place? Want to direct, write, act, or produce professional quality videos? Want to win up to $1000 (and an iPad Mini 4) for having a great idea? If you answered YES to any of these, we need your help! VCU School of the Arts and
My friends at University Career Services sent this great lineup of jobs and opportunities from Hire VCURams. Check out this curated list below, or dig deeper into all they have to offer here. Enjoy! Graphic Design Specialist with Open Plan Systems Visual Merch Internship with Anthropologie Videographer with AutoPartSource Business and Design Fellowship with Atlantic
Kia Jordan (ECOfashion President, Fashion Merchandising major) asked me to share this event and call for denim, below. Thanks for your work, Kia! I was wondering if you could share this article link to students and invite them to ECOfashion’s booth at Campus Sustainability Day Friday, September 30 from 10am-2pm. We’ll be collecting unwanted denim
College Night at the VMFA is October 6th. The evening will consist of a lecture, Gordon Parks’ American Stories with John Mason from 6-7pm, games (including Pictionary and an Instagram activity) led by students members of the VMFA College Advisory Council from 7-8:30pm and Jazz until 9pm. You are welcome to come and go and you