Benjamin Hirt

Adjunct Professor


Born and raised in Switzerland, Ben discovered his passion for film, video, and digital animation at an early age and has been using it as a medium for artistic expression ever since.

Ben's professional career in film and television allowed him to work throughout various countries in Europe, before furthering his education at the Film/ Animation/ Video Department of the Rhode Island School of Design [BFA}. 

Ben is teaching as part-time faculty and senior lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design [department of film • animation • video],  The University of the Arts [department of graphic design] as well as Columbia University.