Graduate Community

Grad Show 2021 Student Information

MICA’s Office of Strategic Communications and Graduate Studies are eager to promote and celebrate all the incredible MFA and MA work to come this Spring and Summer. Since 2010, the banner head MICA GRAD SHOW has showcased the culminating work of our MFA and MA graduate students from the College's internationally renowned programs. Our dynamic and customizable micagradshow.com platform will again promote and archive 2021 student work.

micagradshow.com

The full MICA GRAD SHOW website featuring student work will go LIVE on April 6th, 2021. In the meantime, here are your action items:

  • Between now and April 6th, upload your work to  micagradshow.com

  • Access to your profile page on  micagradshow.com - a dynamic and customizable website - to ADD images, video, sound files, text, social media and more (instructions on how to access your page and upload work is linked here.)

  • NEW for 2021! Record and upload a personal artist narration (MICA VOICES) with video and/or audio to accompany the work on your profile page 

  • Contact our web designers at studio@defaultvalue.info with any problems or questions with uploading work

  • Update your page by May 1 for automatic export to MICA's central Commencement website
  • Your profile page and images will remain editable through the Spring and Summer 2021 - even after the site goes LIVE.

  • Documentation opportunities in MICA Galleries are available through the Office of Exhibitions, complete this survey to sign up for on - campus documentation space or contact Carla Brown, cbrown@mica.edu, Exhibition's Office Manager with questions about the process.

Documenting Your Work Lecture by Dan Meyers

Spring Dates:
Wednesday, March 24, 7PM – 8PM EDT RECORDED LECTURE HERE
Friday, April 9th, 3PM - 4PM EDT (Registration LINK HERE). 

Students will examine the basic tools used for documentation including tripods, digital cameras, white balance selection, proper color space setting, exposure modes and understanding how to achieve proper exposure for an photograph, proper use of a zoom lens for documentation, auxiliary photographic lights and lighting modifiers and what to consider when selecting a space to use for documentation.

The workshop will also cover: software processing including how to use Adobe Bridge to automatically convert in-camera JPEGs to TIFF format files ready for editing; start-to-finish workflow for effective image editing in Adobe Camera RAW (Photoshop); defining what is involved in image editing and what should be avoided; setting perfect color balance including maximizing exposure, contrast, saturation and sharpening; specialized tools for making precise image adjustments and the proper way to resize images without losing quality.

Individual (Virtual) Student Consultation Sessions

Sign up for virtual student consultations for personal critical feedback. Dan and YOU can evaluate together what is working well, identify problems and offer targeted suggestions to further refine your documentation. Topics covered include proper backgrounds, shooting work outdoors, and lighting. Ideally, students should attend the lecture portion before making a consultation appointment to become familiar with the necessary tools and documentation expectations.

Follow this calendly link to sign up for your fifteen minute appointment starting March 25 - May 1.

MICA GRAD SHOW 21 (MGS 21) Branding

MGS 21 Branding is designed by GDMFA ‘19 alum Jason Chae.  Linked here you’ll find a preview of the branding system.

Graduate Studies and Strategic Communications will be launching a significant media presence for MGS 21 including features in Art in Education and regional advertising. Help us spread the word on social media using the e-postcards on your artist and MFA / MA program social media channels. Use hashtags, #micagradshow2021 #MICAmade #MICAmade2021.

Linked here is MICA’s social media toolkit.

Linked here are Social Media Marketing slides from Erin Baynham of Strategic Communications

Additionally, each program has a unique zoom background. Find and download your program’s zoom background here

 

@MICAGRAD Instagram Takeovers

Get in touch with your program’s GPA/s about the Graduate Studies takeover schedule, launching in early April in conjunction with the full micagradshow.com website. The takeovers will be featured on the Grad Studies Instagram. Scroll down a few rows to find last year’s takeover!

Use this opportunity to share your process and student work, build an audience, promote a virtual screening or reception and much more to the MICA Community and the world.

 


QUESTIONS? Reach out to Erin Jakowski, Associate Dean (ejakowski@mica.edu) or Amelia Szpiech, Program Coordinator (aszpiech@mica.edu).