Celebrate the Digital Media Arts graduating class of 2021! In their senior thesis projects, each student takes on critical analysis of a central theme, synthesizes technical and critical learning from throughout their years at Hamline, and produces a major media art project which is then exhibited to the public. Explore the 2021 DMA senior thesis projects with the link below:
Around this time last year, Chloé McElmury (DMA 2019) founded Thycan Survivors as part of her DMA senior project with a mission to “more accurately represent the survivorship of thyroid cancer by increasing thoughtful awareness, advocacy, and understanding.” Chloé applied the graphic design skills she learned and practiced in DMA to develop a project that has had greater positive impact on people than she initially envisioned. Since exhibiting her work at the DMA Senior Showcase last May, Thycan Survivors has gained over 2200 followers on Instagram and shared over 50 survivor stories from people around the world. She’s also been featured on the Thyroid Transitions blog, where you can learn more about her work and experience as a survivor of thyroid cancer. In the future, Chloé plans to expand upon this work by producing podcasts, organizing survivor-based programming, and holding fundraisers. Check out her work below and show your support!
Check out the event photos by DMA photography instructor Steve Stenzel at his blog.
We’re excited to announce the 5th annual Open Studios! Open Studios is an exhibition of student artwork curated by Fine Arts faculty held in the spirit of an art crawl. The show covers a wide range of media, from augmented reality to printmaking to zines. New to the event this year are readings by Creative Writing students, music performance, and collaborative projects by the Critical Digital Media Theory class in English. Other work includes virtual reality, Stefan Kinsinger’s DMA senior project, Sophie Skilbred’s “binaural ears” recording device made in the DMA MakerLab, and dreamBot, an interactive work by DMA professors Gumiela and Ryan. All are welcome–come out of the cold and crawl with us!
What’s new in the Digital Media Arts Department? Information about classes, events, Junior Portfolio Review and much more. For all current and prospective DMA majors.
Our annual Info Session is Thurs September 19th, 4-5pm, in Drew Hall Conference Room 65.
Pizza will be served!
The TCFF Film Fellows program is designed to educate, motivate, and inspire up-and-coming filmmaking high school and college students during the 2019 Twin Cities Film Fest, October 16-26.
The Film Fellow Program includes: Industry Night, Filmmaker Brunch, Film Screenings, Special Conversations with Visiting Filmmakers and Educational Panels and Workshops. A faculty advisory group will be supervising the film fellows. All Film Fellows must provide their own housing, transportation and most meals during the three day experience.
Who can apply? Any high school (junior or senior) or post secondary (university, college or tech school) student who has taken classes or is majoring in some aspect of film. This includes directing, producing, cinematography, screenwriting, animation, editing, FX, etc……
How to apply? The application process is simple. Fill out the application form below and submit it before the September 16th deadline.
Selection Notification? All applicants will be notified about the outcome of the selection process around September 23rd.
Questions? All questions should be directed to the TCFF Education Director, Nick Swedlund email@example.com
DMA students Grace Bauer and Tyler Leininger, and animation instructor John Akre, will be screening their animated films at MinnAnimate 2019. MinnAnim8 (MinnAnimate 8) is coming up on September 12, 2019 at the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul St. Anthony Main Theater. Please support their work and check it out!
You can learn more about MinnAnimate here: https://minnanimate.com/
Digital Media Arts is pleased to announce the DMA Senior Showcase, which will feature creative projects from DMA graduating seniors in a range of digital media, including audio, graphic design, video, and multimedia installation. Stop by to see the exciting work our students have been doing this year! Snacks will be provided.
Design by Molly Leone
The Midway Public Art Working Group, Hamline Midway Coalition and the Friends of Hamline Park are co-hosting the Midway Public Art Festival at Hamline Park in St. Paul on June 29 from 11am-3pm. The festival will highlight the diverse talents of neighborhood artists through interactive public art, while providing a welcoming gathering for local residents and soccer fans attending the Minnesota United game that day at Allianz Field.
Request for Proposals – Deadline May 24.
The Midway Public Art Working Group is seeking public art proposals for its Public Art Festival at Hamline Park in St. Paul on June 29 from 11am-3pm. The festival will highlight the diverse range, experiences, and talents of neighborhood artists, while providing a welcoming gathering for neighborhood residents and soccer fans attending the Minnesota United game that day at Allianz Field. We are seeking 8-12 artists, who will be paid between $150-250, depending on the length of the performance participation, during the 4-hour festival.
We encourage you to define public art as broadly as possible and think outside the box. The only requirement is that the proposal must involve some sort of action, performance, or interactive component that engages with a public audience or space. In other words, visual art is acceptable if it is accompanied by some sort of interactive art-making or art-related activity. Proposals can, for example, include dance, song, live painting, miming, acrobatics, sound or light projects, projections, etc.
Our commitment to varied and diverse forms of cultural and artistic expression reinforces a further commitment to honoring the varied and diverse identities and values shaping our community. We strongly encourage proposals from those often underrepresented in the arts, and particularly encourage emerging artists, persons of color and Indigenous people to apply. Artists must live, work, or go to school in the Hamline Midway neighborhood.
Please submit your proposal, in any language, either by email or by video, along with documentation of any past artwork, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are sending an email, please limit the proposal to 250 words. Submissions are due May 24.