Department of Art

Information Session and Guest Speaker

The School of Art hosted an information session about earning an MFA in Animation at Ball State March 1, 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Art and Journalism Building, room 225. The guest speaker for the event was Brian Phillips. 


Brian Phillips oversees creative strategy, design and artist development at The Basement Brianas the Co-founder and Executive Creative Director. As a child, he was told his attention span was about the length of this paragraph. After laborious years of watching Liquid Television and daydreaming, he now leads one of the Midwest's premiere digital design studios. He has held adjunct faculty positions at IUPUI and Ball State and he frequently lectures for industry organizations around the nation. His speaking credits include the 2011 SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, AIGA, AAF, Visionfest, Heartland Film Institute and the Digital Non-Conference in Cincinnati. In 2010, Brian founded the MG Collective, a professional organization for animators and motion graphic artists, in an effort to cultivate Indiana’s growing animation industry. Brian lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two young children.