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Leeper, Steve

Professor - Animation



Stephan Leeper is the founding professor of the Animation Program at CMU teaching classes traditional animation, storytelling and animated filmmaking.

Steve has produced award-winning short films using stop-motion puppets, pixilation, digital cut-outs and drawn animation. Steve started his career as a freelance animator and model-maker in Chicago while leading workshops for the Chicago Children's International Film Festival. Steve went on to Big Idea Productions where he led the 3D Layout team contributing to many videos including Jonah: a VeggieTales Movie.

More about Steve Leeper

MFA: 2007, Art Institute of Boston (Visual Arts)
BFA: 1990, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Animation, Drawing, & Painting)

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Animation
  • Storyboarding for Digital Media
  • Animation Senior Project I & II
  • Animation Drawing 
  • Stop-Motion Animation