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The animation faculty are multidisciplinary artists. We bring to the studio and classroom award-winning and professional experience in the fields of animation, film, sound design, electronic game production, and kinetic sculpture.

MICA Animation Faculty

Laurence Arcadias

Animation faculty member Laurence Arcadias brings an extraordinary record of professional experience in the fields of animation, film, and electronic game production to MICA.

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Matt Davies

As an award-winning Sound Designer, Matt Davies has been a part of a diverse assortment of films and projects. He is the Lead Sound Designer, Foley Artist and Sound FX Editor at Baltimore/LA's Studio Unknown, a film focused audio post company.

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Lorraine Darrow

Lorraine Darrow is an award-winning screenwriter and director. She is regularly invited by the Animation department as a guest speaker and consultant for senior students since 2010.

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Rick Delaney

Rick Delaney has been a visual artist for over 25 years. Communication is a primary focus in his artwork. His practice involves video, sound, installation, performance, animation, collaboration, and writing.

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Erinn Hagerty

Erinn Hagerty is a multidisciplinary artist employing animation, film and video, kinetic sculpture and installation, whose work focuses on the ubiquitous and contradictory nature of loss, being both instantaneous and infinite.

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William Hartland

A recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film, and many international film awards, William "Willy" Hartland writes, directs, and animates his own films for the Web, TV, and Film.

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Kaoru Kuwhata

Ru Kuwahata is an award-winning animation director who was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her studies took her to the United States and she graduated from Parsons the New school for Design with BFA in Illustration and Animation.

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Steve Meneely

Steve Meneely '99 is an artist and independent animator who grew up in a small village in Central Africa. Prior to this year, he worked as technician and adjunct faculty in the MICA Animation department for 10 years. He has 17 years of experience with working with 3D software, specializing in 3D animation and modeling.

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Max Porter

Max Porter is an award-winning animation director specializing in mixed-media narratives. He is particularly interested in marrying analog and digital animation techniques, often combining handcrafted art, CG animation. drawn animation, stop-motion and photographic effects.

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