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Academics . Animation . Faculty . Christopher Whittey

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Christopher Whittey

Christopher Whittey

Title Vice President of Faculty Affairs + Chief Academic Officer, Professor
Department Animation
Phone 216.421.7411

Courses  The Rhetorical Object: Conceptual Constructions

Christopher Whittey is currently Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Prior to this position he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Maine College of Art (MECA) and was the Dean of Academic Services at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he served as faculty from 2001-2009. After studying at the Center for Creative Studies and receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, Whittey worked as a master carpenter building stage sets and props in New York for such prestigious venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Saturday Night Live and The Conan O'Brien Show. In 1989, he returned to complete his formal education at the Rhode Island School of Art and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1991.

The following year, Whittey was selected to attend the prestigious Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work has been showcased in numerous locations including White Columns and The Thread Waxing Space in New York and he has received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, Van Lier Foundation Grant (awarded by the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program), Individual Artists Grant from New York's Artist Space, and the faculty development grant from MICA. Publications include The Detroit News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Documents and World Art.

Degree Whitney Museum Independent Study Program; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design; BFA, Wayne State University

CIA's Animation and Game Design programs listed 5th best in the Midwest

CIA's Animation and Game Design programs listed 5th best in the Midwest

Animation Career Review names CIA's Animation and Game Design programs as fifth best in the Midwest, noting our vast classroom/studio space.

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