The Grad Lab offers workshops on a variety of subjects. The Workshops listed here are open to all MICA graduate students. All graduate students are encouraged to attend as it never hurts to learn something new and some checkout equipment is restricted to those students who have attended a workshop on it's proper operation and handling. These Workshops are meant to serve as both an introduction to various topics as well as a survey of the tools, equipment and workflow the Lab has in place. Workshops are held in the Grad Lab on Thursday night from 7:30pm to 10:30pm unless otherwise noted.



If there is a subject you or your program might be interested in, please send us an email through our Contact page. You can also view past Grad Lab workshops here to help give you an idea of some of the topics that have been covered in the past.



Spring 2017 Schedule

Workshops will be held Thursdays 7:30 – 10:30pm in the Grad Lab unless otherwise noted.


Jan 26th 2017 Tech For Exhibitions
So you spent weeks or months creating video, audio and other multimedia artworks. How do you go about showing it? This workshop will cover some important aspects of displaying media/multi-media based work in exhibitions. The workshop will cover what types of equipment are available to you for exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.
Patrick Hunt
Feb 2nd 2017 Intro To 3D Modeling

Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab.

Erinn Hagerty
Feb 9th 2017 Scanning Film

This workshop will cover the basics of scanning film using Vuescan and the scanners available in the Grad Lab. If you are interested in using the Lab’s scanners to digitize film but don’t know where to start or if you have had trouble scanning film in the past this workshop is for you.

Heather Braxton
Feb 16th 2017 Projection Mapping

Ever wonder how to get more than one video playing back over the same projector? How about syncing multiple projectors together? Or masking a projection so that images are only cast into certain surfaces within the projectors throw. Well you are in luck! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of a projection mapping software called Mad Mapper.


Feb 23rd 2017 Intro To VR

The Grad lab VR Workshop will introduce students to the VR Hardware that the Grad Lab has to offer. This will include discussing the available computer platforms that can support our VR hardware and additionally how to setup and use the Lab’s equipment. We will also examine some popular workflows for creating VR Content and consider how to implement them in the Lab.

Patrick Hunt