The Animation concentration at Montserrat College of Art reflects a philosophy that the basic ideas of linear, time-based media are equally at home in the fine arts and commercial realms, and that practitioners share tools, practices, basic storytelling and/or information design principles.

“The whole school is so supportive of innovation and creativity. I feel like I really could throw myself into my work and come out a better artist.”

Chris Pianka

The Animation curriculum focuses on fostering the understanding of team-based and individual film creation, as well as creative storytelling through motion, acting, and draftsmanship. Alongside other programs at Montserrat, the animation program helps the individual student, under the guidance of faculty, to discover and pursue their own aesthetic direction and creative vision, while honing technical skill. Animation graduates are prepared to work as individual artists or as members of production teams in the development of animations, motion graphics, video games or other motion-related media projects.

Hannah O'Neal


Hannah O’Neal

Hannah O’Neal is an animator and motion graphic artist specializing in 2D character animation and animation for games. Hannah is a storyteller who has spent much of her decade-plus professional… Learn More