Applications for 2023 are due February 10, 2023. Please fill out this form, including the relevant information outlined below:

  • A brief cover letter providing contact information and an indication that if accepted, you would be able to attend the workshop. Additionally, indicate if there are any special circumstances or accommodations that you would require, or if there are any contingencies surrounding your participation.
  • A statement of interest, not to exceed 500 words. This statement should outline your professional goals & motivations for applying to this workshop, including pedagogical uses and scholarly outcomes. It should detail any experiences you have had with video production, digital scholarship, and/or relevant creative work (although such experience is not a requirement for applicants). Also propose at least one topic and approach for a videographic essay that you might work on during the workshop, indicating what objects of study (e.g., specific films, television series, digital media, etc.) and approaches you might be interested in working with to produce videographic criticism. (You are not committing to work on this project.)
  • A current brief C.V. summarizing relevant experience and accomplishments.
  • A representative sample of your scholarly work, not to exceed 20 pages. If this is digital scholarship, please indicate links and contextualize the work.
  • Name and contact information of at least two professional references – this could be other faculty you have worked with, or professional references outside of academia relevant to your experience for this workshop.

Applicants will be notified by the end of February 2023. If you have any questions about the workshop or application process, please contact the organizers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is eligible to apply?
All applicants must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) or be enrolled in a graduate program in Film & Media Studies or a related discipline at the time of their application. We will consider faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, postdocs, or people working in other positions in academia.

Do I need to have previous experience with video production or digital editing?
No. If you do have relevant experience, please indicate as such in your application. However, the workshop is pitched at people with no experience creating videographic criticism.

Is this workshop limited to American citizens and/or residents?
No. However, participants are responsible for their own travel to Vermont, including any necessary travel visas and permits.

What will it cost me to participate?
See the tuition page for costs.

I have prior commitments for part of the June 18 – July 1 session – can I attend only part of the workshop?
No. All participants must be in residence for the full two-week workshop.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place?
All participants must be fully vaccinated before the start of the workshop. We will determine other specific protocols, such as use of masks and testing, closer to the start of the workshop depending on the state of the pandemic. If the workshop must be cancelled due to the pandemic, all tuition costs will be refunded.

Can I bring my family with me to the workshop?
No – the housing is restricted to workshop participants, and the commitment is quite time consuming, so participants are expected to be engaged in the workshop throughout the two-week period. If families want to meet you at the end of the workshop, that is fine as long as they do not stay in the dorm.

What if my question was not answered?
Contact Jason Mittell with any additional questions.