March 25, 2020

Summer Studio Program

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Photo: LaRissa Rogers (BFA 2019) and Clara Leonor Cruz (SSP 2019).

Session 1: June 1–30
Session 2: July 1–31
Combined Session: June 1–July 31

The Summer Studio Program at Virginia Commonwealth University is an immersive post-baccalaureate program for artists looking to develop their practice in a dynamic and supportive environment. Students interested in applying to graduate school can use this opportunity to expand their body of work, improve their written and oral skills, and deepen their experiences with critical and theoretical texts. We also welcome participants who simply want a uniquely productive environment and focused time to grow their work. Participants can expand their artistic communities and build a lasting peer group.

Each summer the departments of Painting + Printmaking and Sculpture + Extended Media at VCUarts combine facilities and faculty to offer this cross-disciplinary opportunity, and new this year we are offering the option of either one 4-week session or a more extensive 8-week session. This non-certificate granting program combines theory and practice through seminars and critiques led by two core faculty and a dynamic roster of visiting artists and curators. Our studios are exceptional, faculty are generous and the possibilities are wide open.

Who should apply?
Artists with undergraduate degrees who want to develop a body of work to serve as a portfolio for application to excellent graduate programs.

Artists with undergraduate degrees who are interested in further developing studio work and critical thinking in a creative professional environment.

Artists, perhaps farther along in their careers, who wish to participate in a critical dialogue to push their work to the next level.

The program includes group critiques, individual studio visits, seminars focusing on theory and criticism, professional practice workshops, and an exhibition. In addition, visiting artists and curators will present their work and conduct studio visits. The program also provides opportunities to engage with the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU.

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