Ria Ambrose-Bénard | Program Administrator / Student Services Director
Ria Bénard key roles are helping the students, whether it is day to day support, arranging studio tours, guest speakers, social events and promotions for the school.
Program administrator – Oversee school operations, program delivery and curriculum development.
Student Services – Attend to student needs, which may include everything from admissions to assistance with job placement.
Production Designer – Develop the design of the project with the DOP. Often assist in directing and applying SFX make-up to add to the quality level of the plates.
Her past experience also includes film and theatre and she has worked on-set in various positions from Camera Assistant, 1st and 2nd AD and as a Special Effects Make-up and Prosthetic Artist, which she continues to do with student projects.
Ria studied 3D Animation and was the previous Co-Owner, Administrator and Part-time Animation Instructor of a digital animation school for 4 years. This included teaching motion studies, acting for animators and animation basics , introduction to Camera and lighting in 3D,curriculum design and development. It also included developing administration systems and procedures and eporting to PPSEC and Student Aid.
Her years of experience in the film industry, education field and administration combined, give her a qualified view on project aesthetics and production needs.