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IPR Community Service: Open Arms

This year, Dean of Education Rebecca Buller decided it was time to be of service in a different way. And like all acts of charity, she had no idea how that decision would reverberate, not just in the community, but right here at IPR as well.. IPR has a yearlong commitment to community service. Instructors… Read more

July 20th, 2015 by

IPR Faculty and Staff Members Named VIPs

As part of IPR’s quarterly town hall meeting, four members of the IPR team were recognized as “IPR VIP’s” for their outstanding work and contributions to the IPR campus. The first award, the “Beat the Drum” award went to Admissions Representative Tanya Norman for her hard work putting together “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” an event… Read more

June 23rd, 2015 by

IPR Students Donate “Sweet Dreams”

Sweet Dreams for Kids is a local charity whose mission is to provide pajamas for children who spend long amounts of time in the hospital. IPR is a College of Creative Arts whose students have a long history of community involvement. “Sweet Dreams are Made of These” was an IPR charity event hosted by Aneesa Adam’s… Read more

June 22nd, 2015 by

Professor Griff Gives IPR Students a Lesson in Respect, Culture and Being True to Yourself

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, students at IPR took a break from their busy finals week to hear a special lesson from Professor Griff. The Minister of Information of Grammy-nominated hip-hop group Public Enemy visited the campus in downtown Minneapolis for an intimate Q&A session with students, faculty and staff. He discussed everything from his… Read more

June 12th, 2015 by

IPR Students Open Studio to an Emerging Talent

When eighth grader Leila Lowry was tasked with creating a middle school capstone project for the City of Lakes Waldorf School, she didn’t think small. The resulting project turned into an EP’s worth of tracks; a collaboration between IPR’s Audio Production Department; and the genesis of a career. Leila has taken voice lessons for the… Read more

June 2nd, 2015 by

High School IPR Student Enters EDU Film Festival

In a post-apocalyptic world, zombies roam aimlessly looking to feed on the living. What makes this world not-so cliché is a love story. “I like to think that the video is about finding love in a bad situation,” said Joe Hegle, a junior at Mounds View High School and who is now an IPR student… Read more

May 7th, 2015 by

Future Filmmakers Pitch Story Ideas to a Pro

What’s the recipe for a perfect pitch? Is it passion? Delivery? Confidence? Actually, it’s all three ingredients, according to Minneapolis film writer and director Andrew Hunt. For more than ten years, IPR associate dean of education Trey Wodele has shown his screenwriting students a video clip of Hunt’s film pitching skills in action. In 2006,… Read more

May 6th, 2015 by

Jobs a Bachelor’s in Digital Video & Media Production Can Lead To

A bachelor’s degree in digital video and media production can set you up for a number of career choices. The versatility of these programs allows you to find your niche in the industry and do the kind of work that best suits you. Whether you see yourself setting up cameras and lighting or overseeing a… Read more

May 5th, 2015 by

4 MN Craft Breweries with Beautiful Branding

What is Nike without the swish? Target without the bullseye? Starbucks without the Siren? These are business logos that help shape a great, recognizable brand. In the same way, the craft brew industry has its own look, feel and undoubted taste that loyal beer drinkers recognize. Craft breweries often have close ties to the local community…. Read more

May 5th, 2015 by

IPR Digital Video Students Work on Feature Film

What started out as a field trip to a St. Paul feature film set turned into a career-building opportunity for two IPR digital video and media production (DVMP) students. Production Management Instructor Troy LaFaye arranged for his class to visit the set of “Forgotten,” a ghost story starring Kiersten Warren (“Independence Day,” “Bicentennial Man”), Francesca… Read more

April 23rd, 2015 by


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