Akademin Valand

Valand Academy

Full member



Basic facts

Complete Name and Acronym (in original language):
Akademin Valand
Complete Name and Acronym (in English language):
Valand Academy
Year of Foundation:
1997
Name of Director:
Mick Wilson
Address :
Visiting adress: Storgatan 43, 411 38 Göteborg, Mail adress: Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, Box 100, 405 30 Göteborg
Country:
Sweden
Website:

Mission & Strategy

The Valand Academy of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is a centre for the development of the independent artist/ author/ film-maker/ photographer. We are especially interested in the agency of artists, and in artist-led cultures, across the space of contemporary art, cinema, literature, photographic and curatorial practices.

Based in the centre of the beautiful port city of Gothenburg, the Valand Academy is closely integrated into the city’s cultural life - including collaborations with Göteborgs Konsthall, Hasselblad Centre, Röda Sten, Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA), Literature House, and many other public arts agencies.

Subject description - film:
Which pictures do you take, and which do you refrain from taking? What is your intention, and what choices do you make? What do you want to show, what do you have to share, what is it that only you can do?

To film is to record and then convey courses of events. Observation, representation, enactment are important factors. In order to develop that which is unique and personal we stimulate the students to relate to their subjective experience in relation to the surrounding world – through practical exercises as well as through oral and written reflections.

Reflections are exchanged through seminars and individual studio talks, through which the students develop their ability to speak about their own practice. Concepts like function, framing, rhythm, space and conception are central to the teaching.

The aim of the studies at Valand Academy is to develop methods for artistic representation, to facilitate new modes of filmic expression and to discover new public screening possibilities. We want to encourage our students to an inquisitive and critical approach to the conventions of film, and to explore and conquer an arena in which to work.

We actively acquaint ourselves with the technological development and its possibilities. The education is closely connected to the surrounding world, and contributes to changing the position of film in society through a regular participation in the public debate. In the work with the camera, as a tool, curating plays a central part.

Accessibility, equal treatment, and archive management are other issues that are present in our programmes. The film educations at Valand Academy is based on artistic practice and professional skills.

Text about the history of the film education: http://akademinvaland.gu.se/english/about-us/film/history

Financing

Sources of financing

Percentage of the Total
State Funds:
100%
Public Funds:
0%
Private Funds:
0%
Students’ Fees:
0%
Sales of School Product:
0%
Rentals of Premises/Facilities/Equipment/Services:
0%
Donations:
0%

Types of financing

Percentage of the Total
Cash:
100%
In-Kind :
0%

Degree areas

Curator for film and video (MFA, Full-Time)
Doctoral education (PhD, Full-Time)
Independent film making (BFA, Full-Time)
Processess of film making (MFA, Full-Time)

Non-degree courses

Basic Short Courses
(for students with a high Institution diploma ONLY):
No
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with a B.A degree):
No
Post-Graduate Training
(for students with an M.A or M.F.A. degree):
No
Advanced Training of Professionals:
No

Student incentives

Total value of scholarships for
tuition per year:
0 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
research per year:
0 Euro
Total value of scholarships for
living costs per year:
0 Euro
Total value of fee reductions per year:
0 Euro
Percentage of students receiving
scholarships per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
full fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
partial fee reductions per year:
0 %
Percentage of students receiving
paid internships:
0 %
Percentage of students using
institutions residential halls:
0 %
Percentage of students using
institutions canteen :
0 %

Staff

Full-time
Part-time
Professors (incl. Full, Associate & Adjunct):
2
10
Teaching Assistants:
0
0
Industry Professionals:
0
0
Administrative Staff:
12
2
Technical Staff:
7
0

Key teaching staff (Tenure Staff and/or Industry Professionals)

Key guest lecturers (Visiting for Masterclasses, Seminars, Workshops, etc.)

Facilities, equipment & production

Area:

Library & Film/DVD Archive:

Number of Volumes
Specialized Books on Film/TV/Media/Arts/etc. (Total):
0
Professional Films on 35 mm (Total):
0
Professional Films on DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. (Total):
0
Student Films (Total):
?

Technical Facilities:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*30 sq.m.
Lecture Auditoriums:
2
Computer Auditoriums:
1
Sound Stages:
0
TV Studios:
0
Theatre Stages (for work with actors):
0
Editing Studios:
13
Sound Studios (recording, editing, mixing, foley):
1
Music Recording Studios:
0
Still Photography Studios:
1
Visual Effects Studios:
1
Animation Studios:
0
Film Labs:
0
Screening Halls (with capacity less than 50 people):
1
Screening Halls (with capacity between 50-350 people):
1
Screening Halls (with capacity more than 350 people):
0

Camera Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 3*Canon EOS 6D, 5*ARRI D21
Film Cameras 35 mm:
0
Film Cameras 16 mm:
0

Editing Stations :

Number and Type
Example: 2*AVID
Film:
1
Digital:
13*Premiere

Sound Equipment:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Sennheiser Mic
Editing Sound Stations:
1
Basic Mixing Tables:
1
Advanced Mixing Tables:
0

Visual Effects Stations:

Number and Type
Example: 2*Apple iMac

Production Design Equipment:

Number and Square Meters
Example: 2*20 sq.m.

Total Annual Production:

Hours
35 mm:
0
16 mm:
0
Video:
0
Digital:
3

International research/creative/pedagogical collaboration

Film as research method
List of collaborations

Strategic alliances with the industry

List of collaborations
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