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Win a $25 Gas Card In Our #MMISummer Contest


Madison Media Institute and Minneapolis Media Institute are partnering for our first ever #Hashtag contest!  During July 1st thru July 7th use #MMISummer on Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Telly, YouTube, and more!

Show us your best media to be entered to win a $25 Gas Card and a Media Institute SWAG bag! Two entries will be chosen!

Winners will be selected on July 8th, 2014 and notified when their entry is shared by Madison Media Institute and Minneapolis Media Institute on Twitter and Facebook!

Enter as many times as you want by using #MMISummer on your videos and photos!  [More…]

Engineering And Recording Society Of Chicago

From Left to Right: Milano Ortiz, Simon Sosa, Daniel Szfranek, Patrick McElwee, Chris Taylor, Nick Dushack, Danny Leak, and Fran Allen-Leake

Please do not let the quality of this picture fool you. This event was one of the most beautiful and clear events that I have ever attended, and that has nothing to do with the fact that I was the designated driver. The event that I am referring to is the Engineering And Recording Society (EARS) of Chicago. Danny has been my mentor for years; one couldn’t do better than to learn from this guy who is Stevie Wonder’s Front Of House Engineer and Ramsey Lewis’ Studio Engineer. [More…]

AVID Pro Tools: How To Win Me Back

What Would Make Me Fall In Love With AVID Pro Tools Again?

Hello again!! I know it has been a while since we spoke, but life changes have prevented me from blogging for a while, when I do though, it can be a humdinger! Before I get into the meat and taters of this blog let me first say that I absolutely love the good people at AVID Pro Tools in AVID. They are really good people and work hard to, individually, help everyone that they can, out, and this is in no way a dig on them and their efforts. I am just a guy on the street who happens to see things a bit differently. I am not saying I see them right, just differently. [More…]

Neighborhood Live Kicks Off At Madison Media Institute

Entertainment and Media Business

Add some entertainment to your Lunch Breaks.

Despite the sizzling temperatures, the first Neighborhood Live Summer Series went off without a hitch!

Staff, students, and neighboring businesses came together Tuesday to enjoy lunch, ice cream, and music (provided by DJ Moses from Higher Education Records) outside on the lawn of Madison Media Institute.


MMI Major Sponsor Of MHS Film Festival


Madison Media Institute SponsorThe MHS Film Festival will take place at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 24th starting at 7 p.m. This festival is open to all students enrolled in the Dane County Schools.

Film Categories include drama, comedy, and music. Films can be up to 5 minutes long and will be judged by a panel of filmmakers in the industry including some of Madison Media Institute’s faculty.

MMI Admissions Representative and former MHS graduate, Natalie Pohorski and Francisco Torres (MMI Admissions Director), learned about the film festival after visiting the high school. MMI is excited to be a part of this great event!

Check out the great article on this event in the latest issue of Madison Life (On Page 10).

-Megan W.

Find out what other upcoming events MMI is sponsoring!


Madison Media Institute among colleges on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013!

2013 Honor Roll Award

2013 Honor Roll AwardThe President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was established to recognize those institutions of higher learning that provide meaningful service and civic engagement among students through service to the larger community.  It is the highest federal recognition a college can earn for community service and engagement.  Throughout the year, Madison Media Institute participates in and often organizes events and volunteer opportunities that benefit many members of our community, especially younger students.  In addition to regular support for local schools and students through equipment donation and other outreach activities, MMI participated in the following projects:

  • Madison Police Department Cyber-Safety/Social Networking
  • Community Hunger and Homelessness
  • 2nd Harvest Food Bank & “Make Room for Youth”
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Western Wisconsin

Because of Madison Media Institute’s work with community service and outreach, MMI was among the list of colleges and universities honored for their outstanding commitment to learning and civic contributions.  Our students reflect the value of connecting positively with the larger community in both their academic and personal life and as a core value of MMI.  Congratulations to all the staff and students of MMI who worked so hard to provide service to the community, to each other, and to creating such a positive acknowledgement of our college!

For information on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For a complete list of all 2013 honor roll members