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New England Institute of Art Names Media Arts & Animation Chair

Jason Donati has been named as department chair of Media Arts & Animation at The New England Institute of Art (NEiA).

Donati brings a strong industry background to this new Bachelor of Science degree program. He comes to NEiA from Kaon Inc in Maynard, Massachusetts, where he was creative director/director of production. At Kaon he produced geometrically precise 3D models, animation and corresponding Java-based scripting in the creation of photorealistic product tours for Fortune 500 consumer electronics companies. Prior to that Donati was director of animation for Animation Technologies in Boston, doing case work for medical and legal teams using Maya, 3ds max, Photoshop and After Effects.

He has taught character animation and developed the animation program at Bostons Katherine Gibbs. He earned his M.F.A. in Animation from the Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a B.F.A. in Animation from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

New England Institute of Art is authorized to award Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Higher Education. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education to award Bachelor of Science Degrees in Audio & Media Technology, Digital Media Production, Graphic Design, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation as well as Associate of Science Degrees in Broadcasting and Audio Production. For more information, visit

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