Tag Archives: Media Arts and Design

MAD Festival returns to WLU for 18th year

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer
You might have noticed the posters about MAD Festival around campus, especially if you are in the Fine Arts Building. MAD Festival stands for Media Arts and Design and is an event that is held once a year in the spring at West Liberty University. This year, it will take place on Friday, April 6.

MADfest returns, boasting popularity in numbers 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor
The ever-popular West Virginia Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) is approaching its 17th year at West Liberty University with much anticipation for April 7, 2017. The maximum 325 high school student spots filled up in less than a week of pre-registration, and according to festival director Jim Haizlett, over 100 high schoolers are on a waiting list. 

16th Annual MADfest to Showcase Student Talent

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

The Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) will take place Friday, April 8th. This year marks the 16th edition of the arts festival and will showcase student work in a variety of mediums including graphic design, photography, film, drawing, and music. Since we last reported, students from West Liberty, as well as high schools in the tristate area, have submitted work to be presented and viewed by professional guest jurors.

A Look into the 15th Annual MADfest

By Ian Beabout

Friday, April 10th, 2015 marked the 15th annual Media Arts and Design festival (MADfest), which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will took place on campus and involved 26 workshop sessions, presentations from professionals in the field of media design, and a student awards ceremony held in College Hall.

The awards ceremony was presented by MADfest Director and Professor of Graphic and Digital Media Design, Jim Haizlett and was judged in categories that include Film, Digital Imaging, Electronic Music, Animation and Illustration, Photography, and Graphic Design to name a few.