School of Media Arts & Design Events

There are a lot of exciting MSUM School of Media Arts & Design events planned every semester, and some that are still under development. Be sure to keep an eye out for them as your professors share more information and we communicate with more details.

February

Featured Employer: Flint Group
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Join us virtually via Zoom
Passcode: 946058

Attending from Flint Group

  • Sam Szczesny-Dale, Web Developer and MSUM Alum
  • Jenna Fischer, Digital Traffic Manager and MSUM Alum
  • George Hanna, Director of Development
  • Jamie Thompson, Web Developer and MSUM Alum

Flint Group – is a full-service marketing communication agency that provides digital, creative, social, public relations and media strategies to clients. They believe that great ideas start with digging deep to understanding the clients business and its goals. The Flint Group also believes in the art and science of persuasion and in practicing empathy to tell stories that will touch hearts and minds.

March

Animation Guest Speaker - Joel Benjamin
Thursday,  March 24, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm CT
Zoom: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/4655491171
Meeting ID: 465 549 1171
Passcode: 961559

Joel Benjamin is a 2D and 3D animation artist. 

Graphic Design BFA Show 1
March 7 - April 8, 2022
Reception: March 10, 2022 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

April

Featured Employer: Be More Colorful
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Join us virtually via Zoom
Passcode: 946058

Be More Colorful® is a provider of Real-World Virtual Reality Solutions™ for virtually any industry. They help businesses and organizations create premium 360°photographic content, and curate a suite of hosted solutions for unique business needs.

Graphic Design BFA Show 2
April 11 - May 13, 2022
Reception: April 14, 2022 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

Featured Artist: Mike Lapinski
Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm CT
Zoom: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/4655491171
Meeting ID: 465 549 1171
Passcode: 961559

Michael Lapinski serves as a director and art director for Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio. Lapinski has filled those roles in the studio collaborations with Sesame Street on a number of projects. He's designed backgrounds, props, and sequences for recurring segments such as "Elmo the Musical" and "Smart Cookies." He also designed the Bird-Lady character for The Magical Wand Chase, and the recreated animated characters for the end credits of Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Additionally, he directed the animated song "Elmo's Christmas Dream" and the intro sequence for the show's Game of Thrones parody. Prior to joining Magnetic Dreams, Lapinski worked on a number of shows including Doug, Blue's Clues, and the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

Film & Animation Capstone Project Screening
Friday, April 29, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Glasrud/Weld Auditorium

May

Graphic Communication Senior Project and Creative Showcase
Friday, May 6, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
CMU 105

Juried Film & Animation Exhibition
Friday, May 6, 2022 | 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Glasrud/Weld Auditorium