Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Auditorium 150
Annual Event
2023 Fall Commencement

Honoring the Fall 2023 graduates; the Fall Commencement Ceremony will take place on December 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Auditorium 150. Following the ceremony, please join us for the reception of the commencement exhibition in the Main Gallery, where work by graduating BFA and BS students is on display. A viewing of work from Media Arts graduates will follow the ceremony in Auditorium 150.

Commencement Speakers

commencement speaker

Commencement Address: Ben Johnson

Formerly the Arts & Culture Manager for the City of Beverly Hills, Ben Johnson is currently serving as the first Director of the newly formed Arts & Cultural Affairs Department for the City of Minneapolis. He was also Director of Performing Arts for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Director of Northrop Concerts and Lectures at University of Minnesota. As a seasoned multi-disciplinary performing arts presenter, public servant, and curator, Johnson is closely affiliated with many artists, foundations, funders, and peer institutions around the world.

Master of Arts 


Tatiana Gancedo, Graphic and Web Design
Miami, Florida 

Aubrey Hart, Graphic and Web Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mia Johnson, Graphic and Web Design
Denver, Colorado

Jocelyn Martin, Graphic and Web Design
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dani Sundell, Graphic and Web Design
Oakland, California

Brian Thoes, Graphic and Web Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sarah Hashiguchi, Sustainable Design
Portland, Oregon

Sarah Morrison, Sustainable Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ella Martel Johnson, Sustainable Design
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Joshua Anstrand, Fine Arts Studio
Aurora, Illinois
joshanstrand.art | @joshanstrand

Nicolas Araya, Graphic Design
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
naraya.myportfolio.com | @nicolas_araya.design

Hershel-Mars Auberon, Illustration
Minneapolis, Minnesota
artstation.com/marsabstract | @marsabstract

James Ayers, Comic Art
Mancos, Colorado

Erdenegun Batzul, Animation

Darnay Blue, Comic Art
East St. Louis, Illinois

Rudy Brumm, Comic Art
Anoka, Minnesota

Natalia Caraballo, Graphic Design
Maple Grove, Minnesota

Taylor Lee Cato, Illustration
Boynton Beach, Florida
hexallent.com | @hexallents

Jameson Cochrane, Illustration
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aiden Soleil Conner, Comic Art
Santa Cruz, California

Lukas Curtis, Comic Art
New Auburn, Wisconsin

Joseph Dominguez, Illustration
Aspen, Colorado

Mary Eisbrenner, Animation
Lake Orion, Michigan

Micah Franklin, Fine Arts Studio
Thomson, Georgia

Joshua Leo Globke, Photography
Phoenix, Arizona

Bailey Meadow, Graphic Design
Tea, South Dakota
baileymeadow.com | @peanutbutterclifbar

Jade Hein, Sculpture
Madison, Wisconsin

Olivia Eliza Hilliard, Comic Art
Limestone, Tennessee

Sarah Hutchison, Graphic Design
Rochester, Minnesota

Abigail Jew, Comic Art
Columbia, Maryland

Eli Kranz, Comic Art
Vancouver, Washington

Max Kurbat, Comic Art
Chicago, Illinois

Abbey Latourelle, Drawing and Painting
Saint Peter, Minnesota

Jasmin A. Leal, Graphic Design
Fresno, California

Hollie Leggett, Web and Multimedia Environments
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Nicholas C. Lents, Photography
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Taro, Comic Art
Baltimore, Maryland

Dade Mann, Photography
Lac du Flambeau

Veronica Marx, Animation
Princeton, Minnesota

Sophia Nguyen, Drawing and Painting
Robbinsdale, Minnesota

Nicholas Nicome, Graphic Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sky O'Connell, Animation
Phoenix, Arizona

Raj, Product Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alexis Richards, Illustration
Republic, Missouri

Matt Richner, Filmmaking
Rochester, Minnesota

Ingrid Schelzel, Web and Multimedia Environments
Minneapolis, Minnesota
ingridschelzel.cargo.site | @choppedsliver

Camryn Smith, Photography
Duluth, Minnesota

May Thoma, Photography
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Zoe Vanden Berk, Illustration
Minneapolis, Minnesota
zoevandenberk.myportfolio.com | @zubatzo

Patrick Vincent, Comic Art
Rockville, Maryland
vincentpatrick009.wixsite.com | @patrickvincent1995

Barrett Weems, Illustration
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ari Williams, Animation
Evergreen, Colorado

Bachelor of Science


Annalise Corcoran, Entrepreneurial Studies
Rosemount, Minnesota