The Grad Lab offers workshops on a variety of subjects. The Workshops listed here are open to all MICA graduate students. All graduate students are encouraged to attend as it never hurts to learn something new and some checkout equipment is restricted to those students who have attended a workshop on it's proper operation and handling. These Workshops are meant to serve as both an introduction to various topics as well as a survey of the tools, equipment and workflow the Lab has in place. Workshops are held in the Grad Lab on Thursday night from 7:30pm to 10:30pm unless otherwise noted.



If there is a subject you or your program might be interested in, please send us an email through our Contact page. You can also view past Grad Lab workshops here to help give you an idea of some of the topics that have been covered in the past.


Fall 2020 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule

Due to COVID-19 all Grad Lab Workshops are suspended until further notice.


Spring 2020 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule



Workshops will be held Thursdays 7:30 – 10:30pm in the Grad Lab unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 30th 2020 Film Scanning This workshop will cover the basics of scanning film using Vuescan and the scanners available in the Grad Lab. If you are interested in using the Lab’s scanners to digitize film but don’t know where to start or if you have had trouble scanning film in the past this workshop is for you. Julia Clouser 
Feb 6th  2020 Intro To VR

The Grad lab VR Workshop will introduce students to the VR Hardware that the Grad Lab has to offer. This will include discussing the available computer platforms that can support our VR hardware and additionally how to setup and use the Lab’s equipment. We will also examine some popular workflows for creating VR Content and consider how to implement them in the Lab.

Patrick Hunt
Feb. 13th 2020 VR Content Creation Getting started with VR/AR/XR content creation can be difficult and one of the first hurdels is getting familiar with the gaming engine, plugins and workflows used. This workshop will introduce you to the programs and workflows the Grad Lab has in place to support VR/AR/XR content creation. Mollye Bendell
Feb. 20th 2020 Projection Mapping

Ever wonder how to get more than one video playing back over the same projector? How about syncing multiple projectors together? Or masking a projection so that images are only cast into certain surfaces within the projectors throw. Well you are in luck! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of a projection mapping software called Mad Mapper.

Julia Clouser

Feb 27th  2020 Intro To 3D Modeling Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab. Mollye Bendell
Mar. 5th 2020

Intro To 3D Scanning

This work shop will serve as in introduction to the hardware and software offered through the Lab to support scanning real world three dimentional objects. The workshops main focus will be on the Artec Eva 3D scanner and the software used to support its use. The Eva 3D scanner is an ideal choice for making a quick, textured and accurate 3D model of medium sized objects such as a human.