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2018-2019

Kinetic Imaging

School of the Arts

 
Program description

The Department of Kinetic Imaging prepares students to use video, animation and sound for the purpose of art-making, self-expression and experimentation. The kinetic imaging programs are designed for students who want to study video art, sound design and experimental two-dimensional and three-dimensional animation. Emphasis is placed on artistic uses of the media.

The department offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging as well as a graduate level program that results in a Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts.

Career opportunities
Change of major requirements

Successful completion of the VCUarts Art Foundation program.


Bachelor-level job titles
  • Animator
  • Audio Sound Editor
  • Audio Sound Producer
  • Electro-Acoustic Sound Artist
  • Media Technician
  • Motion Graphics Technician (Designer)
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Multimedia Production Specialist
  • Museum/Gallery Media Curator/Director
  • Video Production Editor
  • Video Production Producer
Professional associations and resources
Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 131
  • MATH 141
  • STAT 208
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • No
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0 major GPA
Department name:
Department of Kinetic Imaging
Building/room location:
The Depot Annex
Campus (where 75% of courses are taken):
Monroe park
Phone:
(804) 828.2787
Email:
kineticimage@vcu.edu

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Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss tutoring, course electives, and degree progression.
  • Explore UNIV 291 modules: Maximizing and Advancing in AFO.
  • Apply to University, VCUarts, and external grants and scholarships.
  • Attend Ready, Set, Go – Sophomore Transition Experience
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Register to vote in Virginia and explore Richmond’s museums, parks, festivals and events!
  • Apply to live in the ASPiRE, Globe, INNOVATE, or LEAD Living & Learning Programs.
  • Check out university art spaces and the VCUArts Calendar.
  • Get involved with VCU Student Government or one of over 450 clubs and organizations.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about your study abroad options by visiting a study abroad fair and attending a First Advising Session in the Global Education Office.
  • Review the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs website for programs, events, and resources.
  • Attend VCUarts visiting artist lectures and related events every semester.
  • Visit local and regional museums of art, history, and diversity every semester.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Explore The Vault to learn about employers/ job titles related to your field.
  • Complete your Handshake profile and opt-in to industry email lists to learn about opportunities.
  • Build your LinkedIn profile with Career Services.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Complete a “Gap Analysis” Strategic Plan with your academic or career advisor.
  • Make a digital archive of AFO studio and personal work.
  • Research VCUArts alumni for networking and mentorship opportunities.
  • Enhance your business, software, technology and creative skills using Lynda.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Discuss various opportunities & resources with your advisor & professors. See your advisor for success planning, courses & scheduling, career goals, and minor & certificate information.
  • Meet with professors to discuss approaches to assignments, research, and other opportunities.
  • Learn foundational & technical skills needed to master your direction within your department.
  • Review DegreeWorks where you will map out your course schedules and path to graduation.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Discuss resources, organizations, events, and service learning with your advisor & professors.
  • Learn about opportunities and connect with diverse groups & associations.
  • Attend student art exhibitions, Richmond’s First Fridays art walk, and other regional art events.
  • Discuss internship opportunities and new media organizations in the region with your advisor, department Chair, and VCU Career Services.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Research Study Abroad opportunities with your advisor & VCU Education Abroad.
  • Attend Diversity Scholars in Research Week.
  • Connect with VCU Globe & Global Education programs and attend events such as Global Café.
  • Consider World Studies minors, programs, and courses.
  • Connect with organizations that support our underrepresented populations such as B.A.S.E.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Consider VCUarts service learning programs & courses, exhibition & community project opportunities, clubs & organizations, and the Dean’s Grants.
  • Attend Career, Internship, & Study Abroad fairs – many hosted by Kinetic Imaging.
  • Create a resume and have it reviewed by your advisor, professors, and VCU Career Services.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Meet with your advisor & professors to discuss your focus within the major and career opportunities.
  • Discuss courses that will lead to your dream career with your advisor & professors. Consider the skills you will need for these courses and work with your professors to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. 

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • See your advisor to discuss success planning, goals, graduation, and opportunities.
  • Research & experiment with your art projects. This will assist you in mindful learning.
  • Discuss possible directions in the arts as they relate to your goals & courses.
  • Plan your final courses and graduation date.
  • Connect with programs, opportunities, and groups you are interested in.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Attend regional art events, faculty & student exhibitions, programs, workshops, and our Midday Muse collective.
  • Connect to various programs & galleries within and outside of VCU.
  • This is the final year you will be eligible for our Dean’s Research & Travel Grants. Speak to your advisor or Chair about these opportunities.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Consider the contextual basis of the work you are making, and critical social & cultural issues pertinent to media and digital technology.
  • Plan your Study Abroad semester – meet with VCU Education Abroad advisors early this year.
  • Research and speak to your advisor about courses & arts opportunities that connect you to our diverse communities and communities across the world.   
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Secure any internship or independent study you have been considering.
  • Connect with professors, advisors, and VCU Career Services about goals, post-graduation, and your future success.
  • Take advantage of opportunities such as being published in our VCU magazines or having your work displayed on the Library’s Big Screen or in The Anderson.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Meet with VCU Career Services to discuss your postgraduate ideas, your resume, and to plan a future career-seeking process.
  • Discuss the postgraduate process & plan with your advisor & professors. This will help you make informed decisions after college.
  • Create a professional online resource of your work and arts endeavors.

Excel
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor a semester before your anticipated graduation to ensure all graduation requirements will be met.
  • Maximize your final year with every opportunity that is relevant to your postgraduate goal. Discuss options with your advisor & professors.
  • Discuss your senior projects with your professors & advisor. Consider ways you intend to display your work in our Kinetic Imaging Senior Show.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Join professional organizations & sites that will assist you after graduation.
  • Connect with your professors & mentors through social media and learn about future opportunities.
  • Discuss post-graduation goals with your professors/mentors and secure your professional references for the future.
  • Re-connect to any and all related clubs & organizations, programs, and arts opportunities.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Investigate all of the cultural and diverse events & groups that you always wanted to during your VCU experience. You will find that these experiences will provide you with additional skills that translate into future successes.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Discuss your postgraduate plans with your mentors & advisor. Secure online resources for future opportunities.
  • Research professional internships, careers, & arts opportunities, and connect with organizations that are in your scope and direction
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Meet with VCU Career Services, and connect with your peer group, professors, and your advisor about professional practices, professional opportunities, and online resources.
  • Connect with your professors & mentors to secure your professional references. Discuss online sites and connections to professional groups & organizations that may help you reach your postgraduate goal.
Visit majormaps.vcu.edu for the online version with links.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost
Major map compass icon
2018-2019

Kinetic Imaging

School of the Arts

Concentration(s):
No concentration
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss tutoring, course electives, and degree progression.
  • Explore UNIV 291 modules: Maximizing and Advancing in AFO.
  • Apply to University, VCUarts, and external grants and scholarships.
  • Attend Ready, Set, Go – Sophomore Transition Experience
  • Explore The Vault to learn about employers/ job titles related to your field.
  • Complete your Handshake profile and opt-in to industry email lists to learn about opportunities.
  • Build your LinkedIn profile with Career Services.
  • Complete a “Gap Analysis” Strategic Plan with your academic or career advisor.
  • Make a digital archive of AFO studio and personal work.
  • Research VCUArts alumni for networking and mentorship opportunities.
  • Enhance your business, software, technology and creative skills using Lynda
Experience Year 2
  • Discuss various opportunities & resources with your advisor & professors. See your advisor for success planning, courses & scheduling, career goals, and minor & certificate information.
  • Meet with professors to discuss approaches to assignments, research, and other opportunities.
  • Learn foundational & technical skills needed to master your direction within your department.
  • Review DegreeWorks where you will map out your course schedules and path to graduation.
  • Discuss resources, organizations, events, and service learning with your advisor & professors.
  • Learn about opportunities and connect with diverse groups & associations.
  • Attend student art exhibitions, Richmond’s First Fridays art walk, and other regional art events.
  • Discuss internship opportunities and new media organizations in the region with your advisor, department Chair, and VCU Career Services.
  • Research Study Abroad opportunities with your advisor & VCU Education Abroad.
  • Attend Diversity Scholars in Research Week.
  • Connect with VCU Globe & Global Education programs and attend events such as Global Café
  • Consider World Studies minors, programs, and courses.
  • Connect with organizations that support our underrepresented populations such as B.A.S.E.
  • Consider VCUarts service learning programs & courses, exhibition & community project opportunities, clubs & organizations, and the Dean’s Grants.
  • Attend Career, Internship, & Study Abroad fairs – many hosted by Kinetic Imaging.
  • Create a resume and have it reviewed by your advisor, professors, and VCU Career Services.
  • Meet with your advisor & professors to discuss your focus within the major and career opportunities.
  • Discuss courses that will lead to your dream career with your advisor & professors. Consider the skills you will need for these courses and work with your professors to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. 
Year 3
  • See your advisor to discuss success planning, goals, graduation, and opportunities.
  • Research & experiment with your art projects. This will assist you in mindful learning.
  • Discuss possible directions in the arts as they relate to your goals & courses.
  • Plan your final courses and graduation date.
  • Connect with programs, opportunities, and groups you are interested in.
  • Attend regional art events, faculty & student exhibitions, programs, workshops, and our Midday Muse collective.
  • Connect to various programs & galleries within and outside of VCU.
  • This is the final year you will be eligible for our Dean’s Research & Travel Grants. Speak to your advisor or Chair about these opportunities.
  • Consider the contextual basis of the work you are making, and critical social & cultural issues pertinent to media and digital technology.
  • Plan your Study Abroad semester – meet with VCU Education Abroad advisors early this year.
  • Research and speak to your advisor about courses & arts opportunities that connect you to our diverse communities and communities across the world.   
  • Secure any internship or independent study you have been considering.
  • Connect with professors, advisors, and VCU Career Services about goals, post-graduation, and your future success.
  • Take advantage of opportunities such as being published in our VCU magazines or having your work displayed on the Library’s Big Screen or in The Anderson
  • Meet with VCU Career Services to discuss your postgraduate ideas, your resume, and to plan a future career-seeking process.
  • Discuss the postgraduate process & plan with your advisor & professors. This will help you make informed decisions after college.
  • Create a professional online resource of your work and arts endeavors.
Excel Year 4
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor a semester before your anticipated graduation to ensure all graduation requirements will be met.
  • Maximize your final year with every opportunity that is relevant to your postgraduate goal. Discuss options with your advisor & professors.
  • Discuss your senior projects with your professors & advisor. Consider ways you intend to display your work in our Kinetic Imaging Senior Show.
  • Join professional organizations & sites that will assist you after graduation.
  • Connect with your professors & mentors through social media and learn about future opportunities.
  • Discuss post-graduation goals with your professors/mentors and secure your professional references for the future.
  • Re-connect to any and all related clubs & organizations, programs, and arts opportunities.
  • Investigate all of the cultural and diverse events & groups that you always wanted to during your VCU experience. You will find that these experiences will provide you with additional skills that translate into future successes.
  • Discuss your postgraduate plans with your mentors & advisor. Secure online resources for future opportunities.
  • Research professional internships, careers, & arts opportunities, and connect with organizations that are in your scope and direction
  • Meet with VCU Career Services, and connect with your peer group, professors, and your advisor about professional practices, professional opportunities, and online resources.
  • Connect with your professors & mentors to secure your professional references. Discuss online sites and connections to professional groups & organizations that may help you reach your postgraduate goal.