Matthew Cortese

Animation and Graphic Design Teacher

Matt teaches students the ins and outs of programs for animation and graphic design.

He initially pursued a degree in communications and marketing at Le Moyne College, but had a change of heart after 3 years. He once worked as an extra on an HBO film shoot, and that is when he decided to transfer to Hofstra University where he went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Film Production.

Prior to teaching students, Matt completed two Capstone projects working after-school care for inner-city youth in Rochester, NY. He is a team player and has a creative mind that he applies to his work.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his dog, watching hockey, playing video games or being out on the water.