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Computational Arts Studio Practicum | Visual Arts

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Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. 

This program offers practical experience supporting Visual Arts residency programs and artists in residence as they engage with interdisciplinary approaches toward art-making in the Digital Media facilities. Computational Arts Studio Practicum participants will also engage with experienced artists from a range of disciplines (including printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and photography) who seek to integrate new methods into their practice.

Participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Digital Media Facilitator as they learn skills for supporting artists’ projects, maintenance, and safe operation of equipment. Primary areas of focus include 3D printing, laser engraving, 3D scanning, and video art. Additional opportunities may arise in CNC fabrication, interactive media, and electronics. 

What does the program offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through the direct engagement with artists-in-residence, demonstrations, and regular mentorship from the Digital Media Facilitator. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with the mentor at the beginning of the program. Digital arts are the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines as well. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In addition to supporting artists in their specific production facilities, all Studio Practicum Participants will collectively prepare and maintain studio spaces for Visual Arts residencies. 
 
The regular course of study for the Computational Arts Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused on independent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Computational Arts Studio Practicum, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on digital fabrication, interactive media, and inter-disciplinary practices. Animation, video, and audio experience is also an asset. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in various digital technologies through their portfolio submissions. 

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Dates: April 13, 2020 - April 09, 2021

Eligibility

As this program exceeds six months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014. 

Prizes: 

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

The tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability

Deadline: 
02/05/2020
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Audio Recording Engineer Practicum | Media + Production

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The Audio Recording Engineer Practicum is intended as a continuing education experience for emerging recording engineers with mature artistic insight and advanced practical skills, including significant professional experience or a high level of professional training. Practicum participants learn about equipment, software, and recording techniques while working on a wide variety of projects.

Applications are being accepted for the following time periods:

September 30, 2019 – March 27, 2020 for international Applicants

September 10, 2019 – March 29,  2020 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada applicants only.

This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014. 

What does the program offer?

Engineers from around the world participate in our program to benefit from: 

  • Mentoring by staff producer, engineers, and technologists
  • Classes with audio staff and internationally-renowned guest faculty
  • Recording live concerts each week in classical, jazz, and contemporary genres 
  • Recording and producing professional recordings for the international musicians participating in music residency programs
  • Working with staff producers and engineers in conjunction with the video production team, recording and mixing lectures and presentations from visiting artists for online consumption
  • Supporting audio post-production and interactive media programs
  • Interacting with other international audio engineers as well as professional musicians and artists in other disciplines
  • Access to professionally-equipped studio spaces

Who should apply?

Applicants should have a combination of formal training and/or professional experience or aptitude in audio engineering. Working knowledge of Pyramix, ProTools, and File Maker Pro is desirable. Applicants will also have a practical understanding of file creation and management. 

Applicants will be able to manage resources and produce to schedule, as well as multitask effectively with strong time management and diplomacy skills.

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. Practicums are responsible for their own room and board costs but are eligible for subsidized Banff Centre housing based on availability

Deadline: 
07/10/2019
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Photography Practicum | Media + Production

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As part of the Photo Services team, Photography Practicum participants learn through exposure to a wide range of projects under the supervision and mentorship of Banff Centre staff and faculty.    

What does the program offer?

Practical skills are developed through exposure to all types of photography and to different areas of Banff Centre including the arts, leadership, mountain culture, and conference business.

This unique position allows each individual to gain real world experience in a high production environment where the quality of work and level of service are paramount. These skills will be applied in studio and on-location for diverse Banff Centre projects. The program strives to fill in the gaps left after formal education by providing a real-world work environment with training and skill building.    

Who should apply?

Do you have a keen interest in a career in photography, a willingness to learn, and a desire to broaden your experience? If yes, we'd love to hear from you! 

As well as being passionate about photography, applicants should have formal training/education in photography as well as an understanding of all the basics of composition and exposure, and lighting for studio and location. Applicants should be familiar with a variety of cameras and have experience using Photoshop or other image processing programs.

Although participation in this program will enhance the technical skills of any photographer, those interested in pursuing a career in commercial photography will find this program especially valuable. Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing are essential. 

Photographers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre. Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. 

Dates: September 09, 2019 - August 29, 2020

 

 

Deadline: 
06/19/2019
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Digital Media Studio Practicum | Visual Arts

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Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. 

This program offers practical experience in the areas of audio, animation, interactive media, computational media, digital fabrication, video production, and post-production for use in artistic practice.

Digital Media Studio Practicum participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Digital Media Facilitator, and assist in the delivery of Visual Arts residency programs and events. Participants learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Digital Media Facilitator, in support of artists in residence utilizing the digital media production facilities.

What does the program offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through workshops, demonstrations, and instruction in studio training. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with a mentor at the beginning of the program. Digital media is the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines throughout the program.

Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in Visual Arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

The regular course of study for the Digital Media Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused on independent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Digital Media Facilitator, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on Digital Media. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in various digital media through their portfolio submissions. 

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program. 

Dates: January 06 - December 11, 2020

Deadline: 
08/14/2019
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Ceramics Studio Practicum

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Studio Practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s Visual Arts production facilities. 

In this program, participants will develop ceramics techniques through practical experience with kiln firing (electric, gas, soda, raku, and wood), and ceramics studio operation.

Participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Ceramics Facilitator, and assist in the delivery of Visual Arts residency programs and events. Participants will also learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Ceramics Facilitator in support of artists in residence utilizing the ceramics facilities. 

What does the program offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through workshops, demonstrations, and instruction in studio training. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with a mentor at the beginning of the program. Ceramics is the principal focus of this program, however supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other Visual Arts disciplines throughout the program.

Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in Visual Arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, as well as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills.

The regular course of study for the Ceramics Studio Practicum is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused onindependent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Ceramics Facilitator, artists in residence, and regular departmental projects.

Who should apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on ceramics. The program offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies. Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in ceramics through their portfolio submissions. 

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Weekly Tuition Fee: $230.44
Daily Living Allowance: $61.00
Tuition Fee with Financial Assistance: $0.00*

Application fee: $65

Indigenous applicants: $35

*The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Dates: October 28, 2019 - October 16, 2020

 

Deadline: 
06/19/2019
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Technical Direction Performing Arts Practicum

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Under the guidance of Technical Direction staff and/or faculty, you will take part in coordinating activities within Banff Centre’s Performing Arts facilities. Responsibilities may include review of riders and other technical drawings and documents, assisting with the creation of schedules, and updating and maintaining drawings and data sets related to Performing Arts operations. 

This program emphasizes a balance between individual learning and development and the Performing Arts department’s administrative needs. You can expect project-based theoretical learning to supplement experience gained by participating in administration of the department.

What does the program offer?

This program is centered on learning the core skills required to be a Technical Director. Our practicums are responsible for the smooth delivery of production needs for all Banff Centre Performing Arts shows, events, and conferences. You will experience one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our seasoned professional staff who will guide you through production processes. 

You will leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence and competenceto step up into roles as a specialized professional. Our alumni can be found nationally and internationally working at dance, music, opera, and theatre companies and training at universities and colleges including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Much of the training material is show-driven; you can expect to work on a wide array of shows including theatre, music, opera, and dance as presented by Banff Centre. Please visit our events calendar for examples of upcoming shows. Expect to work alongside a range of artists at various career stages. In addition, you may attend specialized workshops in areas such as paint, scenic carpentry, wardrobe, wigs and make-up, sound, and others based on your learning objectives.   

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed formal technical theatre training at an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience with a passionate interest in the entertainment industry. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, be computer literate, and have an interest in exploring theatre, music, and production technologies. Potential applicants are aspiring professionals looking to develop their careers and capabilities, with interest in specializing in technical direction as a profession. 

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee (per week): $230.44*
Program Fee with Financial Assistance: $0.00
Daily Living Allowance: $61.00

*The weekly program fee is covered 100% by financial assistance.

Dates: September 17, 2019 - March 27, 2020

Deadline: 
05/15/2019
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