Jake Yuzna ’05
After graduating from MCAD, I worked for a year in Minneapolis and then moved to New York and started a job managing film and multimedia at the New Museum. Then a fellowship opportunity brought me to Creative Time, a nonprofit that coordinates large-scale, public art projects, such as the Twin Towers light beams. And now I’m the manager of public programs at the Museum of Arts and Design.
I’m also a filmmaker. My film Open received a jury award at the Berlin Film Festival. I’ve always been interested in the methodology of the artists whose work I admire, and I noticed that they all went to art school, rather than film school. Of all the art schools I looked at when applying to college, MCAD felt the most right.
Going to MCAD was life changing. Looking back, it’s clear that they offer a more in-depth education than a lot of other arts programs. I noticed that only after I moved away and saw other college’s exhibitions. At MCAD, you learn all of these random skills that you think you’ll never need, but that’s what gives you a different approach and perspective. You walk out with much more diverse abilities.