Category Archives: Blog

New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) at MMI serves the information needs of students as they pursue their studies and prepare themselves for employment in the real-world.  The LRC provides a robust collection of learning materials for all of MMI’s students, as well as learning support services such as writing center support, reference and research services, career planning, and resource circulation. [More…]

MMI Students at AtwoodFest 2014


Recording & Music Technology Instructor, Biff Blumfumgagnge, recently recommended several Madison Media Institute students to help out at AtwoodFest 2014. They assisted with stage tech, equipment loading/unloading, hospitality, security, and production under the direction of Rökker, publisher of Maximum Ink music magazine. Rökker was very impressed with our students, and was kind enough to share this rave review:


AtwoodFest 2014 requested Madison Media Institute students to volunteer as staging crew at two stages for two days. Students were responsible for helping artists get their musical instruments and gear from load-in to stage to load-out in a safe, timely manner according to our rigid live music schedule, as well as assisting with set up and tear down of back stage area and hospitality tents and assisting back stage staff. [More…]

New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

Stop by the Learning Resource Center and see what’s new! The latest arrivals include: 3D Artist, Sound on Sound, Computer Arts, Imagine FX, and a research paper from John Hopkins University Press entitled “Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students’ Retention and Academic Success.”  [More…]

Ed Hutchings Inducted into WBA Hall of Fame

Ed Hutchings

Madison Media Institute (MMI) was the proud sponsor of the cocktail hour for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame induction at the WBA’s annual meeting in Sheboygan, WI this summer. Several members of the MMI staff and faculty attended the ceremony, in support of Ed Hutchings induction to the Hall of Fame. Ed was the proud owner of the school, The Trans American Systems, Inc, which became, years later, Madison Media Institute.


See What’s New in the Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center

Stop by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and see what’s new! We have several new publications for you to read and review!

July 2014 issue of Computer Arts
Contents include a special report on ‘The Art of Innovation’ and more. As explained by the author of the report, Frog’s Andreas Markdalen:

Design innovation take many forms but it all starts with asking the right questions. [More…]

New Media Institute Tutorial Website


I’m really excited to share the launch of the Media Institute, subscribers-only, tutorial website!

This tutorial website is a great resource for someone who’s interested in any of the programs offered at the Madison or the Minneapolis campus, and is also a great starting point for someone who wants to learn a new skill from one of our amazing instructors!

Starting out we have tutorials for audio production, photo editing, ZBrush, and Blender, as well as free downloadable assets like drum sounds, web design quick sheets, and more! [More…]

No One’s Above Getting Punched


Have you ever been punched in the face? No? Well it sucks! Trust me, you don’t want to have that happen! What does this have to do with your career in the entertainment arts? Everything, to me at least.

Have you ever met a person working in the media business that you just got under your skin? I mean under your skin to the point that you may be smiling at them, but in your head you have already punched them in the nose 6 times? Yeah… That guy! In this business its all about making relationships. Everyday you wake up you have a chance at bumping in to that one person that can change your life forever, especially if you are working on set or at a production gig. At the moment you meet that person, do you want to be the guy that he “mind punches” in the nose 6 times? No!


MMI Cleans Up at the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project!

Awards 48 Hour Film Project

The first future graduates of the Independent Digital Film program are no strangers to the big screen. Having won several awards for the Madison 48 Hour Film Project, they were ready to move up to the Milwaukee 48 Hour film Project. Their film “Vial Vile” won second overall and Best Director in the Milwaukee 48 HFP. Alex Kudrna received Best Director accolades as he coordinated and supervised alum and students Dave Reiling, Sarah Dopf, Randy Stewart, Champ Robinson, Jonathan Schaub, Emma Siewert,  and Ben Klemmer. The film also won Runner Up award overall.

Vial Vile 48 Hour Film Project


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…]