“Visual Studies Workshop (VSW) is committed to expanding the potential of the media arts, and their impact on contemporary culture, through innovative programs in education, exhibition, publication, research, practice, and community service. Since 1977, we have resided in two historic buildings located in the Neighborhood of the Arts in Rochester, NY, including other notable institutions such as The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery. The interrelated program areas that implement and extend our mission are in Education, the Research Center, Afterimage, VSW Press, Artists-in-Residence, and Exhibitions.” (from the VSW site).
“VSW’s Summer Institute is a series of intensive workshops and an annual contemporary issues symposium conducted by current and visiting faculty. The Summer Institute is designed to stimulate new ways of working and thinking about work, as well as provide opportunities to expand technical skills and work with new processes. The workshops address a wide variety of concerns in photography, visual books, film, video and related media. Many Summer Institute courses may be taken for college credit toward an undergraduate or graduate degree program.” (from the VSW site).
Read the 2012 Summer Institute offerings here.