Haverford’s 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.
The following new policies and procedures are now in effect for fall 2020 to promote the safety of students, staff, and faculty using and working in VCAM.
Mondays in October, 4:30-6pm: This four-part workshop is an introduction to the music production software Ableton Live. Participants will gain experience recording audio and learning the basics of editing, mixing, and sampling. Remote Participants Encouraged! Space is Limited. RSVP!
Learn about upcoming fall events, workshops, and series sponsored by VCAM.
Due to COVID-19, the College’s first ever Design + Making Collaborative had to be run virtually, but that didn’t keep its three student participants from creating utensil-holding devices for a double amputee via a partnership with E-Nable.
Margaret Chen ’21 and Sara Matsumura ’20 spent the summer creating a return system for reusable fast food containers as a part of Haverford Innovation Program’s Incubator.
Rising seniors Brittany He and Julia Jones worked on their online small-job-sourcing program as one of two teams in this summer’s Haverford Innovation Program Incubator.
Supported by the Summer DocuLab initiative, five Tri-College students will are spending summer 2020 working on the experimental film Smile4Kime, directed by Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Visual Studies Elena Guzman along with the film’s Executive Producer, animator Cybee Bloss.
VCAM’s summer student initiatives—the HIP Innovation Incubator, the Maker Arts Space Design + Making Collaborative Fellowship, and the joint VCAM-Hurford Center Summer DocuLab Program—will all be continuing online for summer 2020.
Kent Watson not only donated all of the shop’s PPE to local front line workers, he has also been overseeing loans of 3D printers and sewing machines to make new face shields and masks.
From March 18-24, 2020, filmmakers Seemab Gul and Nida Mehboob will be in residence at Haverford College’s VCAM (Visual Culture, Arts, and Media) facility through its new Media and Makers Initiative. During their time at Haverford, they’ll meet with faculty and students, as well as work on post-production for their film How I Like It.