Benjamin Hirt | School of Journalism

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.