Ready for Success: Andrew Steidtmann

By University Communications
June 4, 2015
Ready for Success: Andrew Steidtmann

Photo: UW-Stout Spotlight Photo


Winona, Minn.


B.F.A. entertainment design

Why did you choose UW-Stout? 

It was the best opportunity for me when looking into art schools. I knew I could achieve my dream of working in the visual effects industry by going to UW-Stout.

What are the biggest challenges you faced? 

One of the biggest challenges for me was learning compositing more or less independently. I can't tell you how many nights I stayed in the art building until 2 a.m. that first semester I took digital cinema. Ultimately, the hard work was well worth it.

What stands out about your college experience? 

One of the biggest things that stood out to me was the ability to have a self-driven education through the guidance and support of professors and mentors. Another would be the level of collaboration within the art program.

What's next? 

I have accepted a position in the MPC Academy Program at MPC (Moving Picture Company) Montreal, Canada, working as a compositor on feature films.