Summer Workshops

For Returning Students: Tuition-Free Summer Programs to Help Students Prepare for Fall 2021

Due to the pandemic and adjustment to remote learning, during Summer 2021 we will be offering supplementary workshops to help bolster student learning and skills. These workshops will not be graded and will be tuition-free.

You may be thinking "why should I take a summer workshop?" If you fell behind this year, or you feel like you could have done better, this opportunity is for you! You will have a chance to work with full-time faculty. Sessions will focus on studio time, critique sessions, revising and perfecting fall and spring 2021 projects only.

If you sign up for a workshop, it is expected that you will attend all sessions as a spot will be held for you. Attendance will be taken each day. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis; sign up early to secure a spot. All workshops will be held in person. There will be no online/remote options. Seats are limited.

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All workshop details and plans are subject to change. If you have any questions, please email us at vcd@kent.edu, and we will help you.

Summer Workshop Offerings

Design: Introduction to VCD Studio | May 24-27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

VCD 13001 | May 24-27, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The purpose of this workshop is to help students who need one-on-one time with faculty to improve their basic studio skills from Intro to VCD Studio (VCD 13001). Students should bring their previous work, feedback on projects from previous semesters, and be ready to work while at the workshop.

Professor Jillian Coorey will lead this workshop.

Design: Type I | May 24-27, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

VCD 23001 | May 24-27, 2021, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

The purpose of this workshops is to help students who need one-on-one time with faculty to improve their basic typography skills covered in Type I (VCD 23001). Students should bring their previous work and feedback on projects from Type I, and be ready to work while at the workshop.

Professor Joan Inderhees will lead this workshop.

Illustration: June 1-4 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

June 1-4, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This workshop will cover DIT I and II foundational work. It will be a skills refresher and will help students who struggle with the online format and need to troubleshoot what they miss in a face-to-face format.

Professor Chad Lewis will lead this workshop.

Photography: June 1-4 | 1:30-5:30 p.m.

June 1-4, 2021, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This workshop will cover a range of classes from Color, Advanced Photography, and Photography II. It will support students through general creative and technical refreshers that will prepare them to take their studio courses during Fall 2021. Each day will focus on a different skill set, with a detailed schedule for each day.

Professor Tim Bell will lead this workshop.