Create visual stories that move people.
Marvel obsessed? Or are Miyazaki marathons more your thing? Translate that burning passion for animated storytelling into a career as a VFX artist, film director, animator, art director, or more. In our state-of-the-art visual effects (VFX) facilities, including a 3D fabrication studio, a render farm, and a 130-seat screening room, you'll experiment with traditional and emerging techniques, from stop-motion to digital CGI.
Explore media and tools that give life to visual stories, characters, and environments. Master new concepts, like character animation for 3D and 2D, narrative fabrication, fine arts animation, visual elements design, and visual effects. Learn the 12 Principles of Animation, cinematic language, and technology through reasoning and reasoning through technology. Then go beyond the classroom and gain professional experiences with a supported internship or apprenticeship in places like Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Hero4Hire, and TaketheCake Productions. These experiences will launch you into a creative career in the rapidly-growing creative economy in film, TV, game design, and more.
Everything you learn and do in Lesley’s Animation and Motion Media program prepares you for the professional world. With our reimagined general education curriculum, you’ll acquire knowledge and skills that today’s employers value, and that will get you ready to succeed in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global world.
Required internships will connect you to real-life studios in Greater Boston and help you develop critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. And propel you into the animation industry with a reel that shows employers what you're all about.
At Lesley University, you'll push the boundaries of your work. You’ll pursue fresh thinking and new approaches, and gain support from expert faculty who’ve won Emmys and international awards, run successful studios, and worked for innovators like Fox, DreamWorks, and White Snake Projects.