Welcome to the MICA Photography Department
Magnum Photos and Speos Photo School are partnering to create a new and unique one-year master class for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism in Paris.
The Creative Documentary & Photojournalism program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in documentary photography and/or photojournalism, in the Magnum Photos tradition of visual storytelling.
The course equips students with the historical and contextual framework required to develop and engage in critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support to develop students’ individual documentary practice. Students have unique access to Magnum’s photographers and its experienced staff, with elements of the course taught at the Magnum Photos office in central Paris.
Next session: September 14, 2015 – July 22, 2016
Language of instruction: English
Tuition: 30,000 Euros
Diploma: Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos/Speos
Titre de Photographe RNCP level I (Fr) and 7 (Eu) – code NSF 323 t
This program is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) by decree of December 22th, 2014 — published in the Journal Officiel of December 31st, 2014.
Part I / September to December:
The first part comprises the core courses, which cover all aspects of professional photojournalism and creative documentary.
Top-level professionals hold the courses and monitor the students’ individual acquisition of skills. Outside of class, students independently organize their shooting sessions and post-production, under the continual guidance of their supervisors and Magnum Photos. During this time, students will have access to the extensive book library at the Magnum Photos Paris bureau, featuring an inimitable collection of renowned photo publications.
Part II / January to May:
During the second part, the students improve their practical skills and broaden their range of knowledge. The last week of the second part is dedicated to the set-up of the students’ end-of-the-year exhibition on the school premises, an important event visited by established photographers, photo agencies, iconographers and the press will be organized for the students at the Magnum premises.
The course will be complemented by the Magnum Photos component, consisting of regular review sessions, artist presentations, assignments and discussions with Magnum photographers and staff.
Part III (Experts Modules) / May to July:
The last months of the program are dedicated to students’ encounters with professionals:
Duration: 8 weeks
The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication and photo reportage, combining theory and practice.
Participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise.
For more details and to apply visit Speos-Photo
My name is Kirsten Fricke (GFA ’03) and I coordinate the Student Space Gallery (SSG) on behalf of Student Activities. The Student Space Gallery provides all students with the opportunity to apply for a solo exhibition in one of our four student galleries (Meyerhoff Piano Gallery, Pinkard, Gateway 1, and Gateway 2). We value this as a great professional development opportunity that enables our students to go through the process of applying for, planning, and installing a solo exhibition.
We appreciate your support getting the word out so we can continue to have strong, diverse, and innovative student led exhibitions.
SSG applications are due Wednesday, September 16 at 4 pm and must be submitted online at www.mica.edu/ssg/apply.
Career Development will be hosting a SSG Application Preparation Workshop on Tuesday, September 8 from 12-1 pm in Bunting 110 to help applicants put together their proposals. Please come, and good luck!
Wide Angle Youth Media is currently seeking interns!
Wide Angle Youth Media trains middle school and high school students in Baltimore to create media about their lives and communities. Founded in 2000, Wide Angle has worked with over 3,600 young people to create more than 160 videos about local community issues. Wide Angle Youth Media seeks interns on a semester-long basis, for the Spring, Summer, and Fall. College credit is available. Interning at Wide Angle Youth Media is a great opportunity to work closely with a small, dedicated group of youth media educators and to learn more about youth media as a tool for social justice.
Submit a cover letter, resume and work sample (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your availability and preferred internship position. Applications will be accepted until the positions fill. Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified.
Administrative interns must have strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Strong writing skills desired.
Non-profit Management Intern
The non-profit management intern will work closely with the Executive Director and Development and Communications Director, learning the ins and outs of managing an educational non-profit. Responsibilities will be administrative in nature and may include data entry, drafting donor thank-you letters, creating and administering surveys, generating reports, or organizing bulk mailings. The intern will learn about donor cultivation, soliciting corporate sponsorship, budgeting, program evaluation and strategic planning.
Time commitment: 10-15 hours/wk
This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in non-profit development and fundraising. The development intern will research new grants, set-up and maintain a grants database, keep track of grant and reporting deadlines, create and maintain a database of relevant demographics and statistics, contribute writing to grants, LOIs, and reports. The intern can be involved in other fundraising activities based on time and interest.
Time commitment: 10-15 hours/wk
The Communications Intern will help Wide Angle Youth Media implement its strategic communications plan, including social media integration, research, cultivating contacts, creating e-newsletters, and shaping the public image of the organization. The intern will learn about crucial tools for tracking communications impact, including those that monitor and analyze Twitter, E-Marketing, Facebook, websites and Google search activity. In addition, the intern will have several opportunities to write original copy for Wide Angle’s outreach and publicity efforts, including contributing to the organization’s blog and writing press releases. Strong writing and research skills are required. No social media marketing experience necessary. This is a great learning opportunity!
Time commitment: 8-12 hours/wk
Wide Angle Productions is looking for a Production Intern to assist our team in creating video content for local and national clients. Wide Angle Productions is Wide Angle’s social enterprise that trains Baltimore City youth ages 15-21 to produce digital media content for local businesses, nonprofits, and institutions with a social mission to improve the lives of young people in Baltimore and beyond. Recent clients include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, CSX corporation, the Family League of Baltimore City, and the Baltimore Community Foundation. Production Interns must have a solid foundation in digital video production, including operating camera, audio, and lighting equipment and editing in Adobe Premiere and After Effects. In addition, we prefer Production Interns with some experience in teaching and/or youth development, who can assist with mentoring and training our Youth Producers. Production Internships typically work 8-10 hours a week and may involve travel to film on-location throughout Baltimore. If you are interested in this advanced internship opportunity, please include a cover letter, a resume, a link to your portfolio, and a recommendation from a teacher or employer.
Time commitment: 8-12 hours/wk
Teaching interns must have media production skills, experience/interest working with children or youth, and a strong commitment to social justice. Interest/experience in community organizing is desired.
Attendance and Design Team Intern
The Attendance and Design Team Intern will assist with the Attendance and Design Team program on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-7:15pm at our main office in Miller’s Court. This program is a unique and exciting opportunity to work with and mentor a group of high school students as they design various projects based off of the theme of school attendance for publications and promotions throughout Baltimore City, partnering with such organizations at the Maryland Transit Administration and Baltimore City Public Schools. Experience with Adobe design programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is required for this position, and previous experience in a classroom setting is a plus.
Time commitment: 8-10 hours/wk
Baltimore Speaks Out! Intern(s)
Baltimore Speaks Out!, Wide Angle’s middle school media education program, is seeking interns to both work in the classroom and help with project administration. This is a great opportunity to gain experience teaching youth media to young people ages 10-15. Teaching responsibilities will include assisting in the classroom twice a week from 3:00-6:00, either on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Herring Run Library or Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Reisterstown Road Library, from mid-September through mid-December. Administrative responsibilities will include entering student information and attendance data, making phone calls to students or parents, and helping with lesson planning or preparation.
Please indicate whether you are interested in the Monday/Wednesday position or the Tuesday/Thursday position, or both.
Time commitment: 10-20 hours/week
Mentoring Video Project Intern
An intern is needed to work one-on-one with students to help them with their video projects during the Mentoring Video Project class time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:15. Additional hours will be spent assisting Wide Angle Youth Media Independent Study students on short, independent media projects. The MVP Intern will also help seek and arrange local screenings for Wide Angle Youth Media’s youth-produced videos.
Time commitment: 10-15 hours/wk
Youth Photography Traveling Exhibit Intern
The YPTE Intern will assist with all aspects of Wide Angle Youth Media’s annual traveling photography exhibit and will gain experience with event planning and community organizing and outreach. Responsibilities may include outreach and communication to partner organizations, building relationships with schools and other youth media organizations, scheduling workshops, maintaining an events calendar, helping to secure exhibition venues, soliciting in-kind donations, identifying and scheduling guest artists, general administrative support and transcribing interviews.
Time commitment: 10-15 hours/wk
Youth Speak Out! Intern
Wide Angle Youth Media is looking for an intern to support our summer Youth Speak Out! Program (YSO). YSO is a series of summer workshops in media production. YSO workshops last for 1-2 weeks and provide middle and high school youth with introductory experiences in digital and multimedia storytelling. Past projects have included self-portraiture photography, podcasting, animation, and documentary filmmaking. The YSO intern will be responsible for the following tasks:
YSO internship applicants must have experience working with youth. Skills in media production (photography, video, audio) are preferred.
Time commitment: TBA
NOW HIRING A PART-TIME MEDIA INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR – Youth Photography Traveling Exhibition
Wide Angle Youth Media is currently hiring an outgoing, team-oriented and organized Part-Time Coordinator to facilitate the academic-year Youth Photography Traveling Exhibition program. Wide Angle Youth Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. Each YPTE workshop includes one 4-hour session or two 2-hour sessions of 10-12 students at schools and community organizations throughout Baltimore. During the sessions, students learn introductory photography and portraiture to create a collaborative portrait that showcases a unique aspect of their character. After the workshops, the Coordinator will oversee outreach and public display opportunities at local farmer’s markets, galleries and other venues. This is a part-time position that lasts through July 31st, 2016 and includes an average of 10 – 15 hours per week in teaching, coordinating, and post-production work.
In addition to facilitating the workshop, the COORDINATOR is responsible for the following:
The following skills are required for the position:
How to apply:
The Joan Mitchell Foundation is excited to announce the Emerging Artist Grant Program, a new initiative designed to assist emerging visual artists across the United States. This pilot program will award a diverse group of ten artists with an unrestricted grant of $12,000 per artist in addition to professional support throughout the year.
The Foundation seeks to award visual artists who demonstrate excellence in their work, a commitment to their careers and artistic communities, and a willingness to engage in the varied support provided by this program. Recipients will have the opportunity to build relationships with one another, the Foundation, and an expansive community of arts professionals. The combination of funding and supplemental programming is intended to further recipients’ artistic practice, encourage career sustainability, and best equip them to make their own artistic choices and forge a unique career path.
A primary purpose of this program is to provide artists with access to opportunities that can effect positive change in their lives and, in turn, the field at large. Historically the Foundation has supported emerging artists through our MFA Grant Program; this program was suspended in 2013. As an organization that values cultural equity, we hope through this new initiative to benefit a population of artists beyond just the sphere of higher education, a system that can suffer from homogeneity and a lack of equity. We will thoughtfully engage a broad group of emerging artists and prioritize diversity in all areas, including artistic practice, geographic location, gender, age, background, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and all levels of educational attainment.
The Foundation defines “emerging” as those early in their artistic careers (regardless of age), who are gaining momentum, and may be at a critical juncture in their career when this support would be the most impactful. These artists demonstrate potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways, and are not yet considered well established professionally by indicators such as major gallery representation, significant exhibition history, awards and commissions, or sustaining an income derived solely from art sales.
The Foundation will engage nominators nationally to recommend artists and an independent jury panel will select the program finalists. Nominators will include visual artists, curators, and professionals from arts organizations and the academic community. Nominators will be selected by the Foundation and participate anonymously: we cannot accept unsolicited requests or applications.
For expanded thoughts about this grant and our nominator process, please visit our From the Foundation page.