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Congratulations 2014 Graduates!

By Sandra Robinson Photos by Jessica Hegland “WOW .. this is amazing!” was one of the accolades overheard from a parent attending IPR’s Fall 2014 graduation ceremony. This quarter IPR celebrated 26 graduates from its audio production and engineering, music and entertainment business, and sound design for visual media programs. Class valedictorian was Drake Nielsen,… Read more

January 29th, 2015 by

IPR Students Make the Movies

IPR College of Creative Arts is proud to announce the limited nationwide release of the film “Americons,” for which IPR students and faculty received credit for the creation and editing of sound effects. IPR students Kevin Gamble, Taylor Allen, Cameron Thomsen, Marcus Brekken and John-Paul Natysin worked on the film January through March of 2014,… Read more

January 29th, 2015 by

Graphic Design: How Do the Pros Come Up With Logos?

“It’s me, doing whatever it takes to make cool stuff.” Those are the words of graphic designer Aaron Draplin, who discusses his creative process and how he comes up with logos for clients in a video on Sploid. Logos incorporate many aspects of graphic design—color, shapes, fonts, subliminal meanings or hidden symbols—and help companies identify… Read more

January 29th, 2015 by

How Becoming a Dad Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

By IPR graduate Louis Byrd (This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.) This year marks four years of the entrepreneurial life. I have learned so much, had many ups and many more downs that served as excellent learning lessons. I watched my personal bank account balloon and then slowly taper away during the times when business was… Read more

January 13th, 2015 by

IPR Welcomes New Live Sound Program Chair

Written by Laura Theobald Benda The year 2015 will be a great one for IPR — especially its live sound and show production program! Campus Director Norbert Kreuzer says he is happy to announce that Peter Greenlund has joined the IPR team as the new live sound and show production program chair. Peter has more than… Read more

January 13th, 2015 by

IPR: Inside Tracks Lunch Dates for Winter Quarter

Written by Laura Theobald Benda Ready to network with industry insiders in music and entertainment? Get out your calendars and plan to be at these great Inside Tracks events coming winter quarter to IPR! All Inside Tracks sessions are free and open to all students. They are held at 11:30 a.m. in Robinson Hall on… Read more

December 17th, 2014 by

An IPR Thanksgiving

By Tyler Abell, Michael Bush and Sam Harrison, IPR students The first rule in Event Production class was that there were no rules. Instructor Scott “Scooter” Nelson told his class they were allowed to do anything for their applied learning project and if it was a success or a failure, it was on them. Students Tyler… Read more

December 8th, 2014 by

Catching Flights to Catch Class

And you think you have a hectic schedule. Last quarter, IPR student Jordan Doswell started the best part of his week on Friday mornings when he would catch a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta. He jumped on the train, dropped his bags off at a relative’s house and began his 30-minute commute downtown to his… Read more

November 24th, 2014 by

IPR Student Turns Dream into Success

Even while she’s still in school, IPR student Jenna Rowe is making her dream of working in the music and entertainment business come true. A die-hard fan of Korean indie rock music, Jenna immersed herself in the culture and was offered a writing job for YAM, a new online media magazine. She discovered Korean indie rock… Read more

November 17th, 2014 by

Alumnus Says IPR Was a ‘Game Changer’ for His Career

Bryan Mengy owns a successful recording studio in Northeast Minneapolis called Northwood Studio, which he says has been completely slammed since opening in 2012. A lot of that is due to his experience at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR). “I met a ton of people that I still work with now,” he explains…. Read more

November 11th, 2014 by


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