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Villa Animation student, faculty members featured in fan-drawn premiere of Bob’s Burgers new season

Villa Maria College Animation student Bridget McCleary ‘17 and Animation faculty members Lee Terwilliger ‘14 and Valery Amborski ‘14 each had their work selected and featured in a fan-drawn episode of Bob’s Burgers, which airs on FOX. Bob’s Burgers is a quirky, animated sitcom centered around the humorous mishaps of a family owned burger joint. Currently…

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Villa Maria Graduate Develops Animated Video to Create Awareness for Autism, Video Trailer Released to Coincide with National Autism Awareness Month

East Amherst resident Diego Raf Diaz is embarking on a video project that he hopes will show the world – particularly impressionable children – that people living with autism shouldn’t be shunned or outcast, that they can lead beautiful, productive lives and deserve love and respect. And while Diaz recognizes that living with his condition…

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This Weekend #atVilla: Villamation 2017

On Saturday, February 18th, Villa’s Animation Program will hold its 4th annual Villamation, a 24-hour animation competition. According to Sarah Hanson, associate professor, says Villamation offers multiple benefits to its participants. “Animation students of all levels and abilities, freshman through senior students will work together in small teams to create short animations,” said Hanson. “Villamation is…

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Spring Open House Date Announced

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Villa Maria College is hosting its Spring Open House for students interested in learning more about the college. Prospective students and their families can learn about our 18 academic programs, including emerging majors in psychology, digital media and communication, digital filmmaking, and our recently-accredited occupational therapy assistant program. Open house…

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Villa Maria College Recognized for Offering One of the Top Bachelors of Art Degree Programs in the Nation

Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, has released its annual rankings for the 2016-2017 Best Four Year Art Degree Programs in the Nation. Villa Maria College was ranked #5 on the list. According to Angela Hanners, Community for Accredited Online Schools’s director of communications, colleges must…

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Villa Maria College’s Portfolio Day Featured on WNY Living

On Monday, October 3, 2016, Villa Maria College was featured on WNY Living. John Fucile, a digital filmmaking professor, and Kristen Schober, Villa’s communications specialist, spoke about Portfolio Day, an upcoming event in which high school students have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by Villa’s art faculty. You can watch the full story here.…

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Villa Maria College Reports Increase in Enrollment, Adds New Faculty

For a second year in a row, Villa Maria College has reported a positive growth in its enrollment. The incoming class grew by 8% from the previous year, increasing the College’s total enrollment to nearly 600 students. This growth is attributed to the successful implementation of the College’s Visionary Plan, which led to the launch…

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Animation Program Celebrates Students

Villa Maria College Animation program screened the work of its students on Saturday, at the Animation Screening event held in the Dipson Amherst Theater on Main St. in Buffalo. The Junior and Senior short films, which were reviewed by a select jury of faculty and professionals, were screened to a packed room. Both junior and senior…

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Skip Battaglia to Visit Animation Program

Renowned animator Skip Battaglia will be visiting Villa Maria College’s Animation program on Wednesday, April 16. Battaglia will be critiquing projects in the ANM 402: Senior Thesis Film Production II class, led by animation professor Sarah Hanson. While Battaglia will first be meeting with graduating seniors, all other students are invited to his presentation as…

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