Snap Lens

About the Snap Lens Academies

The Snap Lens Academy (SLA) launched in 2021 to inspire future creators of AR worlds. This academy was in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to highlight the intersection of art and technology.

SLA projects build new Lenses almost every day! Scholars take their design and technical skills to new heights. These Scholars practice creating memorable interactions with the real world via AR through 2D and 3D art they design.

SLA Scholars may graduate from the Academy, but their Snapchat Lenses and the worlds they built in AR stay with us forever as they go build Lenses for local and global brands. 

Meet the 2022 SLA Cohort!

Past Academies

Here’s a look at our past!