The 2015 West Virginia MAD (Media Arts and Design) Festival
will take place on the Campus of West Liberty University on Friday, April 10, from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. MADFEST 2015 will be a day filled with 26 workshop sessions, professional presentations, and a student media arts awards competition and ceremony. Use the drop down menu at the top of this page to access all information related to the festival.
Thursday, April 9 – 8:30pm – College Union Ballroom
Schedule for Friday, April 10, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 – Students arrive. Continental breakfast. Interactive displays in the Boyle Conference Room (Will be open throughout the day).
9:00 – 9:50 – Everyone gathers in College Hall (a large lecture hall). Guest jurors are introduced and each one provides a 15 minute multimedia presentation highlighting various aspects of their work and career in media arts.
10:00 – 12:00 – 2015 Media Arts and Design Award Ceremony. Jurors remain on stage and make brief comments about the work as the awards are presented.
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch in Rogers Cafeteria
1:10 – 2:00 – Session One – (View session descriptions and register under the Registration tab).
2:10 – 3:00 – Session Two – (View session descriptions and register under the Registration tab).
3:00 – 4:00 – Boyle Conference Room – final wrap up forum (Q and A), with guest jurors and presenters.
The MAD Festival Competition
is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. There is also a separate competition for all West Liberty University students. Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the media arts. See the MADFEST Competition FAQ for more details.
James Haizlett – MAD Festival Director