Pre-College Summer Session

Meet two Pre-College Summer Session alumni who found a love for MCAD and some lifelong friends!


Lullskull Ltd. (Nathan Anderson ’03, Jason Hagen ’02, and Seth Anderson) recently released season one of their web series NORTHBOUND on 

After a recent sold out showing at Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on Sept 11, 2015, The crew is proud to announce the release of NORTHBOUND season one Supercut and are working on season two for a summer 2016 production and developing NORTHSTAR for 2017.  

Watch NORTHBOUND season one Supercut 

Work by Joe Sinness

Joseph Sinness ’05, MFA, recently opened a exhibition titled Fey: Drawings by Joe Sinness at Macalester College. 

Work by Jesse Betlach

Late alum Jesse Betlach is featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Artspace Jackson Flats Gallery.

Brown during her WorkART Fellowship

This past June, MFA student Allison Brown traveled to Schwerin, Mecklenberg-Vonpommern, Germany to participate in the 2015 WorkART Kunstverein Fellowship program.

Black and White Ball

A night under the stars, dancing, tacos, photo taking, spectacular music, memories and lots of glitter!

Fang and Talon Poster

Jacob Gulliver ’11 will be showing at the Twin Cities Film Fest this year.

Sea Change, 2015, by Samantha French

Samantha French ’05 is presenting a solo exhibition at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

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MCAD MFA student Mandy Martinson and MFA mentor Alexa Horochowski have been selected to participate in the Soap Factory's fourth Midwest Biennial exhibition, Superusted. 

Student Projection

MCAD students lit up MCAD's walls last week with interactive large-scale projections.

Caleb Coppock 3D Printing

MCAD's 3D Foundations class is featured as the Academic Spotlight on the website of AutoDesSys.

Adam Smith and Kevin Bongers

Adam Smith ’04 has been featured on the Minneapolis Egotist's weekly virtual tour with his longtime collaborator Kevin Bongers. 

The Old, Old Story

Samuel Hathaway, first-time filmmaker, worked with several MCAD alumni such as Brandon Boulay, Ben Lifson, and Ethan Soper. They will be showing a new movie titled The old, old story at the upcoming Twin Cities Film Festival.

Drawing co-op

MCAD's Drawing Co-Op is free for current students, starts at $3 per session for the public!

Photo credit: Steven Zerby

SuperMonsterCity! announces the opening of America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains at the Goldstein Museum of Design this Friday.


Streaks, colors, shapes and more! With summer sadly gone and fall now in full swing, I wanted to see what new looks students were coming up with.

Knight Arts Challenge

MCAD staff and alumni are among forty Knight Arts Challenge winners.

Winners were selected based on the criteria of making art accessible in St. Paul, "bringing it more deeply into the city's neighborhoods and engaging and enriching the lives of the people who live there." Together, the awards total $1.29 million.

Work by Abbi A Allan, courtesy of her website (

Abbi Allan ’08, MFA, is featured in an exhibition at the Larson Art Gallery.

Student Kim

MCAD students recently showed off their acting chops in The Monologues.

2014/15 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

“Every exhibition here seems to have a good turnout; I feel like my life can only improve by going to these things.”

Vikings Stadium Art

Congratulations to our many students and alumni whose work will be displayed at the new U.S. Bank Vikings Stadium!

Erik Brandt

MCAD's Chair of Design Erik Brandt will be presenting at the upcoming AIGA Design Conference in New Orleans. 

Culvers Victory

J.M. Culver ’06 has created two large-scale paintings titled The Fight and Victory. Commissioned by the Glass Foundation, Culver began the paintings after doing research on Aeries, Nike, symbolism, and victory over cancer.

Work by Shana Kaplow

MCAD faculty member Lynda Monick-Isenberg and her former student, Shannon Brunette, also a teacher/artist, have launched The Drawing Project: Making Our Mark.