Haverford’s new Visual Culture, Arts, and Media (VCAM) facility is a 24/7 creative hub for students, faculty, staff, and the wider community.
VCAM houses the College’s Interdisciplinary Minor in Visual Studies, the Haverford Innovations Program, a Maker Arts Space, and the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and its Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives initiative.
Modern Language Association PMLA recognizes VCAM as a model for interdisciplinary education in the 21st century. Photo: Lara Swimmer Photography.
Haverford's new Visual Culture, Arts, and Media space in the repurposed Old Gym has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects' 2018 awards program for its innovative and sustainable design.
Welcome to VCAM—a material realization of a key feature of the College’s vision for a 21st-century liberal arts education: that is, the development of students as interpreters and makers of visual media in spaces made for this work.
This course, which is cross-listed in East Asian languages and cultures, environmental studies, and visual studies, examines the relationship between environment and the arts in China and Japan—particularly how artists engage with and respond to nature through varied modes of artistic production and exhibition.
This English course introduces students to the study of literature through the art of borrowing, sampling, recycling, and remixing.
James Weissinger '06, associate director of the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and operations manager for VCAM, discusses the newest campus building and his hopes for its future.
Thanks to the successful Lives That Speak campaign, the VCAM building now offers new opportunities for hands-on learning that build visual literacy across the liberal arts.