Hintze's advice for MCAD students: "Focus on the work and not the grade. Gear your portfolio for the jobs that you want to apply for when you graduate."

"I looked at a number of schools but ultimately loved the colorful work coming from students at MCAD and loved the creative community in Minneapolis."

"I can make or achieve anything; I went to MCAD."

"MCAD's workload is HARD but real life is HARDER. My time at MCAD forced me to learn time management skills and how to work more strategically (which are skills I still lean on today)."

"I loved the ability to experiment in open-ended projects with really supportive professors. There are a lot of paths that can be taken through [MCAD's] web and multimedia program and it can be tailored to your unique interests."

"Making friends, producing work, collaborating with faculty and classmates, and experiencing other peoples work were the most enjoyable parts of my MFA experience."

"Keep an open mind, and learn how to work in as many different mediums as possible."

"My biggest takeaway from MCAD was that the results you desire will only manifest if you put the work in to make them a reality."

"My biggest inspiration is walking down the street and seeing all the strange and funny ways people choose to lay out typography."

"With the skills I gained through MCAD's MA program, I am able to not only improve the way I work in my current job but also help others in different industries unlock new levels of creativity."

"Try everything; you never know where your passion will lie."

"My time at MCAD introduced me to a network of professionals in the field of public art and environmentally engaged work."

"I knew when I toured MCAD that I wanted to be an animation major. Animation was absolutely the right choice for me. It’s hard to explain, I just love it."

"I've worked on so many projects and they are all so different in size/team/dimension. From filming polar bears in the North Pole to swimming with Giant Trevallies in the Indian Ocean, my line of work has brought me around the world more than once."

Splichal's advice for current students? "You are powerful, don't forget that. And trust your intuition. Chances are it will take you where you need to go."

"I'm a producer on the digital and social media marketing team at HBO, producing campaigns for different shows and digital entities like HBO.com. I love my job because I'm part of the creative process from start to finish. Another fun part of my job is getting a glimpse into the film/TV industry and supporting shows that I love!"

"I feel that MCAD provided me with every opportunity and advantage possible when compared with other possible education routes that I had taken or were available."

"You will leave MCAD with a strong toolkit of methods for approaching problems, whether they be artistic, organizational, institutional, political, or conceptual."

"Save all of your readings, notes, and handouts. You'll eventually want to look back at them."

"My largest inspiration I took away from MCAD was the freedom to create and access to anything and everything to do so."