The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts University is seeking a dynamic animation artist with grounding in the theoretical, historical, and practical aspects of animation as an art form of personal expression to teach a course in the spring 2019 semester. The instructor will teach an introductory class in animation basic techniques (hand/computer drawn, 2d cut-out, 3D stop motion), as well as recording and mixing soundtracks. A syllabus will be provided as a guide, but the course open to interpretation based on candidate’s artistic style and technical focus. A teaching assistant will be provided.
MFA or equivalent, college-level teaching, and demonstrated relevant professional experience are required. Experience preferred in some of the following:
Analogue animation techniques, 2D and 3D, plus recording and mixing sound
Dragonframe, Premiere, Photoshop, Adobe Animate, and Adobe Audition software
Digital SLR Canon T3ii cameras, Senheiser microphones, Wacom Tablets, Wacom Cintiqs, and camera mounting equipment for down-shooters
We seek candidates with experience in traditional and experimental approaches to teaching animation, who are versed in, and capable of teaching, basic animation principles, including both digital and analogue techniques, animation software and image capture hardware, and basic digital audio recording. The successful candidate will demonstrate her/his ability to teach at an introductory level and incorporate basic knowledge of the ways in which visual artists have incorporated animation into their practice. The ability to guide students involved in multiple art disciplines is a plus.
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