Call for Program Advisory Board Members: Visual Content Creator Diploma, Seneca College
Call for Program Advisory Board Members
Visual Content Creator Diploma
Seneca College School of Creative Arts and Animation
Seneca College is seeking individuals from diverse background to serve as advisors for a new program in development that develops young talent in emerging forms of photography, imaging, and visual content creation.
Background: Over its history, changes to the field of photography have been occurring with each new development in technology. Today, imagery is everywhere, and is a significant part of people’s daily lives. At the same time, every person with a smart phone can be a photographer, video maker, designer, and other content creator. The ease and proliferation of advanced mobile technology, along with continuously sophisticated artificial intelligence tools, enable individuals to produce images which, to many, are of “good enough” quality. While the skills of professional photographers are still in demand, the landscape for these for-hire services have changed. Social media, AR+VR, data visualization, drone, GoPro footage, 360-degree, AI image generation, sensor-based imaging, projection mapping, mobile app production tools, and other emerging technologies take up increasingly more space in the media diet of most creators and audiences.
Seneca’s new program would leverage its experience in photography education towards a wider range of applications and technologies for such practitioners in order to provide the graduate with tools and knowledge that enable increased forms of creative expression and the number of places they find demand.
Advisory members would help to shape this new program by having complementary experience and skill sets to the program’s objectives, and may include:
- Those trained in photography who have adapted their practice to other forms of media production;
- Individuals from other artistic or design fields who incorporate photography and imaging in their professional work;
- Anyone working in various forms of imaging or computer graphics who derive a portion of their income from the creation and display of these, including through arts grants, licensing, or emerging forms of e-commerce;
- Anyone working on the imaging side in the forms noted in the background paragraph above.
Advisory members would meet with Seneca faculty and staff to learn from your experience to help inform the direction of curriculum. The full framework and terms for advisory members can be found at https://www.senecacollege.ca/about/advisory.html.
If you are interested in being considered for a position on this advisory committee, please complete this simple form at https://scaa.formstack.com/forms/vcc_pac. A representative will review all expressions of interest and will respond within two weeks of your submission.
Application Deadline: Open until positions are filled
Contact: Mark Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org