A tech sandbox.
That’s what Augustana University and Midco were hoping to create when the idea for the Midco Media Campus & Production Center was born.
“Here’s what a tech sandbox looks like,” said Dr. Peter Folliard, dean of the School of Music.
“It looks like having a bunch of curriculum geared towards production — audio, video and music production — in which we can educate our students and our community. There’s opportunities for community members to engage with not only education in their chosen discipline, but also receive training in emerging multimedia hardware and software platforms. This would be a project that would be unique that would put us on the map.”
Enhancing its long-standing partnership with Augustana by investing in Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030, Midco has committed $1.35 million to the university to make the Midco Media Campus & Production Center a reality and to renew and enlarge its athletics sponsorship.