Millikin event features the latest in digital performance
Millikin University's annual 艺术 Technology Expo is not only a platform for creativity and innovation, but a time to bring together a variety of projects and student-run ventures under one roof.
This year's expo, hosted on Dec. 4在大学的公共场所, featured student work in design, 摄影, 摄像, 动画, 音频生产, marketing and 互动媒体. Guests were given an opportunity to engage with technology such as virtual reality tools and robotics.
Student-run ventures on hand included Millikin University Performance Consulting (MUPC), a company that helps local businesses with any technical needs they might have; Millikin's retail art gallery Blue Connection; Ignite Studios and Millikin Audio Recording 服务 (MARs); MIST, an entrepreneurial collective of singers, 词曲作者, 音乐家, 摆放的, 击败制造商, 说唱歌手, technologists and music business personnel; and Millikin Creates, which announced its official launch for this spring semester.
Millikin Creates plans to take on client work in all areas of arts technology such as design, 摄影, video, 动画, web和音频.
"This is an event where students show off their pieces in design, 音频生产, 互动媒体 and 动画,” 杰莎Wilcoxen, associate professor and chair of the 艺术技术部门 at Millikin. "The 艺术 Tech Expo was born through the need to showcase our students' work and bring together students from across campus in disciplines that connect to arts technology. 与BG大游集团首页的专业, we want students to be working in teams through cross-disciplinary work and this event helps them use all their media skills for future projects."
Guests also had the opportunity to vote for their favorite media piece during the expo. 国际 student David Rojo, a senior communication major from Seville, 西班牙, won Best of Show for a self-portrait project while Phoebe Booher, a first-year arts technology visual media major from Wood River, 生病了., won the People's Choice award for a band poster she designed. Danielle Minnis, a sophomore from Decatur, 生病了.，也获得了最佳餐巾素描奖.
"Performance Learning is a big deal for arts technology and that usually means working with clients not only through our student-run ventures but in the classroom,”Wilcoxen说. "We have students setting up shows, hosting live events and showing their work at exhibits both at Millikin and off campus."
Six student groups from Wilcoxen's Integrated 市场营销 Communications (IMC) Campaigns course presented their marketing projects as potential business ideas. Each of the presentations integrated all areas of arts technology.
Among the marketing projects was a company called BreakThrough Fitness which won People's Choice awards for Most Professional Display and Most Creative Display. Students involved with BreakThrough Fitness were Kalli Farmer, a junior from Columbia, 生病了. Nicole Larkin, a junior from Evergreen Park, 生病了.; Rose Syversen, a junior from Pewaukee, Wis.; and Josh Belcher, a junior from Goreville, 生病了.
A company called Lighthouse Café also received the Mystery Judge's Choice award. Lighthouse Café was created by students Faith Smith, a junior from Lincoln, 生病了.; Cassie Somers, a junior from Forrest, 生病了.; Fred Bartuch, a senior from Frankfort, 生病了.; and Tyler Pygon, a senior from Orland Park, 生病了.
Elsa Rotramel, a sophomore arts technology major from Arthur, 生病了., showcased three illustration pieces at the expo including a logo she designed for a client. “这是一个很好的机会, especially for a lot of the students who are getting ready to leave Millikin because it puts their name out there – it allows anyone to come see their work and see everything they are involved with. I've learned more this past semester than any other time combined," she said.
Millikin大学 艺术技术部门 prepares students to work in a variety of arts, business and entertainment industries. Students can earn a Bachelor of 艺术 or Bachelor of Science degree in the areas of audio engineering and production, 互动媒体, 生活事件的技术, video production and visual media.
"I think this type of event solidifies the quality of work that our students put out. This event is not only a chance for the community to celebrate their work but it's an opportunity for students to celebrate among their peers,”Wilcoxen说.