On Monday, October 5, IPR officially opened its satellite campus in Edina, located at 4545 77th Street, near the intersection of 494 and France Avenue.
“We are excited to be able to offer these amazing new production spaces to students at IPR,” says campus director Norbert Kreuzer. “We now have digital video space that is on par with the world-class audio facilities at our Minneapolis campus.”
The campus houses a 1,450-square-foot professional-grade sound stage, a 850-square-foot tabletop production studio, a large workshop for set construction, a Mac lab equipped with editing and post-production software, an additional editing bay, and a twenty-seat video screening room.
“This is a pretty unique facility for a college,” comments studio manager Red White, “I don’t know of another career college in town that has these kind of professional facilities, this much lighting equipment and space to shoot.”
The campus is open regular business hours: from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with plans to expand the hours as needed. Reserved studio time is available to students who have completed DV103, a course that teaches studio craft and equipment care. Currently, three production classes fill the facility with Digital Video and Media Production students four days a week.
Red White offices at the campus full time and DVMP program chair
Trey Wodele spends two days a week at the Edina campus.
Students are thrilled with the new campus. “When I first walked in, I was shocked, the studio was so big,” says DVMP student Isaiah Canfield. “It’s great. There’s so much there, so much equipment, lights… we’re lucky to have it.”
The campus is a fifteen-minute car ride from IPR’s downtown campus and is easily accessible via Metro Transit route 6.