MIFA Education Program
The goal of the MIFA education program is introduce students to major arts events and disciplines. Students attend and participate in performances, workshops, master classes and they interact with major national and international artists and arts companies. The MIFA program utilizes visiting artists as instructors and teachers and devises age appropriate experiences and lessons for students in conjunction with regional public and private school systems and various recreational and social service organizations. See: Past Education Events
Vocational Education Program
MIFA Victory Theatre Vocational Education Program is a collaboration of MIFA Victory Theatre with the Holyoke Public Schools and the International Association of Technical and Stage Employees (IATSE Local 53). It is the first educational program of its kind in Holyoke and its goal is to train secondary school age students for highly skilled jobs in the Entertainment and Media Industries.
The program trains young people through a practical hands on syllabus in all aspects of administration, technical production, management and media skills such as producing and general management, Box Office and Front of House management, technical direction, stage management, lighting, sound and camera operation and wardrobe and cosmetology skills. Each student will be expected to exhibit the highest standards of artistry, professionalism and scholarship. Additionally, the program will encourage students to be confident and competent, able to think critically and creatively and to become leaders in their profession.
Read full concept paper: Vocational Education Program Concept
International Arts Academy
The MIFA Victory Theatre International Arts Academy is a key part of MIFA’s education outreach program and will be mentored by international artists and overseen by a locally based artist of outstanding merit. Learn more here: Victory Academy
First presentation of the International Arts Academy was with the Victory Players and their performance of El Puerto Rico, The Rich Port concert and residency. Learn more here: Victory Players