We Need Your Help
We value our alumni and the stories they give to potential and current students. We are reviewing our programs and your feedback is essential to our process. The Michigan Technological University Department of Visual and Performing Arts is looking for information about your experience as a student in the department. This feedback will be used to improve the opportunities we provide to students, to refine our curriculum, and to develop plans for the future.
What Are Our Alumni Up To?
Starting Their Own Businesses and Recruiting.
Our alumni create businesses and employ our students. They were recently on campus recruiting students. Smart Monkeys specialize in AV control systems. One of our alumni for example headed the final programming check for the Smithsonian Museum on African American History, a museum that is particularly rich in multimedia content.
Big Names. Big Jobs.
Many of our alumni who are working with big name artists are doing it through this company. Dan Bluhm is currently working with Taylor Swift. Others like Sam Balk have been on tour with Lady Gaga.
Assistant Automation, Feld Entertainment
Consultant at Soundscape Engineering LLC. She is finishing her Ph.D. in Architectural Acoustics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Freelance Audio Engineer in Philadelphia.
Video Game Sound Designer. Worked on award winning games: ABZÛ and What Remains of Edith Finch.
Rigging Crew Chief, Walt Disney Company
Audio Crew Chief, Walt Disney World.
Works with ATR Magnetics, the leader in working with reel-to-reel tape. His work has included work at the National Archives in restoration of historic recordings.
Technical Director for Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee State University. He teaches courses in Stagecraft as well as Theatre Laboratory.
Stage Manager, Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Freelance Production Manager (currently Chance the Rapper stage manager). Currently he is working on an album that will be mixed by Alan Parsons.
Head of the North American offices of 7thSense Design. He headed up the sound installation at the Ferrari Theme Park in Dubai. They have overseen the multimedia/sound for the Rockettes show at Radio City Music Hall.
Touring Head Carpenter and Head Rigger for Disney on Ice.
Worked as a sound engineer at Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers). Currently, he is working in Chicago with Sound, Production & Lighting, LLC.