Mike Enright joined Pratt Institute’s Department of Digital Arts in 2010 when the 2D animation
concentration united with DDA in Myrtle Hall. Prior to that, he was instrumental in developing the
2D animation program in the former department of Film/Video and Photography from
2008-2010. Since joining Digital Arts, he has worked to further develop the curriculum and has
acted as the program coordination in the department.
Throughout Mike’s nearly two decade long teaching career, he has taught animation to a wide
range of students, from young artists to adults, at programs such as Shine at Hotheads Studios,
The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, New York Children’s Film Festival, Scribe Video
Center and Arcadia University. He has acted as the curator for shorts programming and
international animation content for the Philadelphia Film Society from 2002-2008, bringing titles
from around the world to share with the local community.
Mr. Enright’s recent activities include contributing animated video for exhibition in international
group shows with Korean Society of Media & Arts, an artist residence at Mission Street Arts in
Jemez Springs NM, directing and animating content for the toy company Kids 2, and
collaborating with various local musicians and other artists to create supporting motion graphics
and animation for their work. Recently, Mike completed a sabbatical study in Angouleme,
France in the Fall of 2019 where he taught animation workshops and created a series of still
and time-based works.
B.F.A., The University of the Arts; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.