Chapman University and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts seek applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Production Design in its nationally recognized Dodge College of Film and Media Arts beginning August 2020.
Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Dodge College is ranked #7 in the nation, among film schools by The Hollywood Reporter. More information about the university and Dodge College is available at https://www.chapman.edu/dodge/index.aspx.
The BFA production design is an emphasis of the undergraduate film production program of Dodge College. The MFA program in production design functions in concert with the graduate film production program. The successful candidate will be one of two full time faculty members in production design. Six additional part time lecturers specialize in teaching: costume design, set decor, illustration, storyboarding, digital design, visual effects, and animation. Dodge College has five sound stages, a fully functional scenic shop, and a property warehouse.
The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.
Responsibilities include both teaching and administrate duties.
Teaching requirements are consistent with full-time faculty duties, i.e. the teaching load is 18 to 21 credits per academic year, in addition to continued professional work and/or research and scholarship.
Administrative duties include designing, regularly reviewing, and updating curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate programs; advising on faculty hiring; program development; service to the school and university.
The successful candidate will have extensive industry experience and credentials in the field of art direction, set design, and/or production design, having held key creative positions on multiple film projects. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching first as well as to continuing their own professional work.
Desirable skills include exceptional art and aesthetic credentials, professional experience creating and supervising art departments, an advanced proficiency of technologies and computer design programs related to production design, expertise in previsualization techniques of sketching and model making, and strong communication skills. It is preferred but not required that the successful candidate have a university degree and some teaching experience.
The undergraduate curriculum of the Production Design Program will include fundamental art, history, computer aided design technology, and production courses to prepare students for the role of designer in the modern film or television art department, potentially serving live action, visual effects, gaming, or computer-animated productions.
The Undergraduate and Graduate curriculum will assume an advanced level of ability of the students and focus on hands-on production. The primary responsibility will be to teach graduate and undergraduate production design classes, oversee the work of production design students on undergraduate thesis projects, and advising students on the design of the narrative projects produced at Dodge College.
To help you gage the quality of our present students work, this link will direct you to a three-minute documentary film of the annual students design gallery showcase: https://www.chapman.edu/dodge/programs/graduate/mfa-production-design.aspx
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.