The Art Institute of Vancouver has appointed animator and artist Jeremy McCarron to the post of academic director of animation art & design. McCarron comes to the position with more than 10 years of production experience in the television and video-game industries. His credits include the ReBoot, Beast Wars, and Shadow Raiders TV series, The Simpson’s Road Rage and Scarface video games and the Barbie and Fairytopia home video franchises.
As academic director, McCarron will act as a liaison between students, faculty and industry. ‘I want to make a positive impact on people’s lives by passing on the knowledge and experience that I have gained over the course of my career,’ McCarron states. ‘Students benefit from an education at The Art Institute of Vancouver because of the high quality of instruction from trained faculty, many of whom have industry experience in the fields they teach. Students receive a solid foundation in the traditional arts and train with industry-relevant software and techniques.’
The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of 31 Art Institutes located throughout North America. Providing instruction in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts, the Art Institutes can be found on the web at www.artinstitutes.edu.