Portfolio Development: A Course in Content Creation

Course code:25-SS-002
Dates:July 16 - August 20, 2024 Alternate Course Dates
Meets:Tu from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, 6 sessions
Location:Capitol Place and Online
Instructor:Emma Manis
Fee: $259.00


A hybrid course in which students learn the basics of visual content creation. From photo + video, to set design, styling, and developing a creative process, this course is about empowering creatives to bring their concepts to life and develop a professional portfolio to further advance their career.

Course Objectives:
  1. Students will handle different forms of creative content including people and physical products.
  2. Students will develop three mood boards to demonstrate their own creative process.
  3. Students will build a professional portfolio to provide examples of their individual work.
  4. Students will present their portfolio to the group in a final presentation.
  5. Students will execute creative content in a variety of environments and concepts (studio content, product content, editorial content and lifestyle/branding content).


Location for in person meetings:
Called to Create (located in Capitol Place)
1108 E Main St, Suite 802
Richmond, VA 23219
Directions to Called to Create
Street parking is available.

Online meetings will be held live online using Zoom meetings. VCU has provided you with a link where you can connect through your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android device.

Registration Deadline: Registrations will be accepted through July 15, 2024. The early bird registration fee will be $259 through June 25, 2024. Registrations between June 26-July 15, 2024 will be $299.
Discounts are available for VCU Alumni, VCU students, VCU and VCU Health employees, active-duty military, reservists, Guard members, veterans, and military spouses. Please note, coupon codes cannot be combined with other discounts/coupons or waivers, and will not be retroactively applied. To obtain your coupon code, please email: ocpe@vcu.edu
Cancellation/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up until 14 days prior to the course start date, and receive a full refund minus any credit card processing fees. After that date, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be received via email at ocpe@vcu.edu
In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including change or cancellation charges to include but not limited to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.
Student/Participant Conduct:
Participants are subject to all university policies applicable to students, unless a specific university or VCU Continuing and Professional Education policy explicitly states otherwise. University policies governing students are available at https://vcu.public.doctract.com including:
Student Code of Conduct
Honor System and Standards of Academic Conduct
Preventing and Responding to Discrimination
Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy-Interim
Sex-Based Misconduct Policy-Interim
For Academic Accommodations, please visit https://ocpe.vcu.edu/courses/policies.html#accommodations

There are still openings remaining at this time.

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