Jun 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The animation program exposes students to a wide range of experimental and conventional techniques. These include documentary animation, character animation, stop motion, experimental video, digitally generated animation, and other emerging technologies. Regardless of their preferred technique, students learn to adopt strong problem-solving strategies.

Recognizing the collaborative nature of the medium, the program encourages collegiality and the development of interpersonal skills. Students learn how to critique their own work and the work of others in a constructive manner.

Coursework culminates in a degree project consisting of a sustained film as well as a portfolio and reel highlighting students’ professional and creative objectives.

Animation Faculty

Leland Burke, Professor
BFA, University Of Georgia
MFA, Rhode Island School Of Design

Jake Fried, Assistant Professor
BA, Boston University
MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Steven Gentile, Professor
BFA, Rhode Island School Of Design
MFA, Lesley University

Leah Ordonia, Assistant Professor
BFA, California Institute of the Arts
MFA, Simmons College

Sonnye Lim, Assistant Professor
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Bryan  Papciak, Assistant Professor
BS, Bob Jones University/School of Fine Arts
MA, Bob Jones University/School of Fine Arts

Jesse Strauss, Associate Professor
BFA, Rhode Island School Of Design
MFA, Hunter College Graduate School of Education

Daniel Rowe, Associate Professor
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts