Advanced Studies

The culmination of our sequential curriculum, Advanced Studies provides intermediate- and advanced-level participants with the richest, most varied learning environment possible, including:

  • College-level classes, with access to our equipment and labs outside of class time
  • Intensive small group and 1:1 mentoring from professional artists, including peer-to-peer and artist-to-student critique, support for portfolio and reel development, and support for applications for awards, competitions, and film festivals
  • Paid internship placements at Venice Arts and in creative businesses
  • Opportunities to exhibit or screen works at venues such as Photo L.A.
  • Opportunities to work on special client media projects
Venice Arts opened my eyes to the art world and the possibility of making art my career, not just a hobby. The Advanced Photo class in particular gave me the skills I needed to create a cohesive body of work... From this I was able to create a professional portfolio which I used to apply to college, and which I will use in the future when applying for jobs.
— Advanced Studies' Participant

Above: selected work by advanced studies' program participants

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