Faculty & Facilities
Our faculty and staff of professional artists and animators plus state-of-the-art tools and labs give you everything you need to make the animated works you dream of. All of the studios and labs across departments are open and available to you for producing your work. And our home base on the sixth floor is a dedicated space for realizing animated works.
Department Head, Animated Arts; Associate Professor in Animated Arts, Foundation
Animator and media artist, Rose Bond has been internationally recognized for her monumental, site-driven animated installations that have illuminated urban spaces in Zagreb, Toronto, Exeter UK, Utrecht, New York City, and Portland while her direct animation films have been presented at major international festivals including: Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima, Sundance, New York and are held in the MoMA Film Collection.
Animated Arts Lab
The Animated Arts Lab (Room TK) features the equipment listed below plus a student lounge shared with the Video + Sound department. Students also have complete access to unique equipment like various high-lumen projectors, 4k cameras, and steady cams.
Shipley/Collins Mediatheque for Projection and Performance
This 170-seat theater, with its flexible seating and capacity for high-end lighting, sound, and technology, is perfect for performance, projection, installation, and screenings. The space includes a green room and sound booth.
The Sound Lab features a professional vocal/isolation audio recording booth, Logic X production/mixing station, DJ station with Serato Scratch for live mixes and web radio broadcasting, Oculus Rift development kit, 4K video camera, Steadicam, legacy media transfer station, specialized projectors for installation pieces, Mac Pro with specialized video and sound editing/manipulation software such as Isadora, access to unique equipment like 8mm, 16mm projectors, mixers, microphones, amplifiers, monitors, and vintage film reels.
Facilities and Equipment
Six Wacom Cintiq workstations loaded with contemporary animation software and programs.
Four workstations that cater to various methods and traditions of 2D animation.
Four light tables and accompanying tools for drawing and creating animation frames.
Complete access to unique equipment like various high-lumen projectors, 4k cameras, and steady cams.
Private Animation Suite
Reservable multiplane animation station used create and capture linear motion.
Stop Motion/3D Animation Suite
Three 3D stations loaded with the industry standard DragonFrame software and 3 Canon 50D's.