Screenings and visitors round out the year

  • Motion Picture Arts students explain the concept and creation of their thesis projects.

  • An audience of Motion Picture Arts students and guests listen to the thesis presentations.

May 9, 2017

On April 20, 2017, Motion Picture Arts students participated in a master class with Cate Scott Campbell.

Campbell is the co-host of the popular Forbes podcast “The Limit Does Not Exist,” and was visiting campus to record the first-ever live episode of the podcast. Campbell has also worked as a performer and independent artist; she is best known as a guest star on How I Met Your Mother and for producing, writing, directing and acting in her web series Tutored.

Campbell spoke to the students in the afternoon about her personal experiences, then returned to campus that evening to co-host the podcast in front of a live audience of students.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 our filmmakers, friends and faculty members met in DeRoy’s lobby for their annual thesis film screening. On the evening of Friday, May 19, the group reassembled in the lobby for our capstone film screenings and presentations.

Thesis presentations are made by one-to-two year Motion Picture Arts students. Capstone projects are reserved for students that have attended the Interlochen Arts Academy three or four years. Students are asked to create an independent project that explores a topic or territory of their choosing. In its five year history, capstone projects have ranged from new media to writing; nonfiction to narrative productions. Congrats to all of our senior and post-grads!