Tyler Welker

Tyler Welker

Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts



The Department of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts hired Tyler Welker as an assistant professor of cinematic arts in 2016. In the two years prior he was an assistant professor of animation at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to that, he was an instructor of video/motion graphics and animation at Oklahoma Baptist University (2013-14) and a visiting professor (2012-13) and adjunct instructor (2009-12) of digital media arts at Huntington University in Huntington, Ind.

Since 2010, Welker has also done freelance animation for clients that include Pegula Sports and Entertainment (Buffalo Bills), American Greetings and Fisher-Price. Prior to freelancing, he was the lead animator at Sound Ideas. His areas of expertise include 3D animation, motion graphics, digital illustration, and computer visualization.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in 3D animation and visual effects from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (2014) and a bachelor’s degree in digital media arts from Huntington University (2008).