Create visual stories that move people.
Pixar obsessed? Or are Miyazaki marathons more your thing? Translate that burning passion for animated storytelling into your future. Explore media and tools that give life to visual stories, characters, and environments. Experiment with traditional and emerging techniques, from stop-motion to digital CGI. Work in our new state-of-the-art visual effects (VFX) facilities, including a 3D fabrication studio, a rendering farm, and a 130-seat screening room. Develop your own distinctive style and voice as an artist and director. Gain professional experiences that lead to careers in film, TV, game design, and beyond.
For animators, success begins with drawing. It’s a fundamental tool for seeing the world, as well as understanding light and space. It's your pathway to mastering new concepts, like storyboarding, character design, and motion art. It's how you'll build toward creating impactful animated shorts, special effects, advertising spots, and more.
At Lesley University, you'll push the boundaries of your work. You’ll pursue fresh thinking and new approaches in state-of-the-art animation facilities. You’ll gain support from expert faculty who’ve won Emmys and international awards, run successful studios, and worked for innovators like Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, and Soup2Nuts.
Everything you learn and do in Lesley’s Animation and Motion Media program prepares you for the professional world. Required internships connect you to real-life studios in Greater Boston. Help you develop critical thinking, resiliency, and inventiveness. And propel you into the animation industry with a reel that shows employers what you're all about.