NewsJul 13, 2021

The Loop Lab partnership opens opportunities for BIPOC students

Lesley College of Art and Design signs agreement with Cambridge-based nonprofit

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Our College of Art and Design and Cambridge-based nonprofit The Loop Lab have reached an agreement that will open a path for Loop Lab graduates to attend our Digital Filmmaking Program with up to 30 college credits toward a bachelor's degree.

"I can say on behalf of the Digital Filmmaking program, we are thrilled to see this partnership finalized. The connection to The Loop Lab is an exciting next step for both programs, who share similar rigor and goals for their students,” says Assistant Professor Ingrid Stobbe.

The Loop Lab is a nationally recognized workforce development organization for young people of color that specializes in media arts apprenticeships and digital storytelling. The Loop Lab’s mission is to empower women and people of color in the media arts to develop careers in audio/visual production through job training, job placement and higher education.

“Our team here at The Loop Lab is very excited to work with a college with a reputation in producing quality media professionals,” says Christopher Hope, the group’s executive director. “We are looking forward to offering this academic opportunity to the young people who enter our doors. It will bring them that much closer to closing the loop of opportunity gaps that exist in the media arts field.”

The Loop Lab’s partnership with Lesley embodies a shared goals to support and empower underrepresented individuals in the media arts. The agreement is effective for the 2020-2022 academic school years.