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  • CU Denver College Of Arts & Media Adds A Hollywood Veteran To Its Film And Television Faculty


    DENVER (Aug. 10, 2017) – The University of Colorado Denver announced today the appointment of Eric Jewett and Dane Webster to the faculty of the College of Arts & Media. Mr. Eric Jewett, a 30 year Hollywood veteran, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor to teach Directing, Performance, and Production for the Department of Film and Television. An award-winning Director, he has worked on such blockbuster movies and television shows as “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi”, “The Lost Boys”, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Basic Instinct”, “Weeds” and most recently the CBS television show Code Black, starring Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Hardin. “Making the transition from Hollywood to our hands-on classroom experience will add immeasurable professional experience to our talented faculty and for our students.” Said Larry Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts & Media. Jewett is also a member of the Directors Guild of America.

    Mr. Dane Webster accepted the position as Director of the Digital Animation Center and Associate Professor of 3D and Digital Animation at the College of Arts & Media. Dane joins the nationally ranked and award-winning faculty from the animation program at Virginia Tech where he was Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. “Dane’s passion for this growing field and his nationally recognized expertise will continue to advance our nationally ranked 3D and digital animation program.” Larry Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts & Media. Through the Department of Film and Television, the passion of students becomes an opportunity. The rigorous curriculum includes script writing, film editing, and all aspects of technical production that enables them to tell their stories. Under the guidance of leading industry professionals, they specialize in episodic television and also work on a variety of projects, including short films, web series’, documentaries, digital effects, and TV studio production. From landing jobs at NBCUniversal to winning Emmy Awards, our alumni prove that both passion and practice lead to success. The CU Denver Digital Animation Center offers an uncompromising level of university-level undergraduate instruction in the theory, practice and application of digital 3D media.

    A Liberal Arts foundation core is undertaken to expose the student to a variety of intellectual disciplines and to teach leadership for and communication skills across a wide spectrum of diverse working environments. Through an active network of industry practitioners in Colorado and other states, students have rich opportunities for advanced learning in real creative environments through internships and part-time employment.

    There is an immense audience eager for the creative abilities of digital artists. The fields to which they will make significant contributions include architecture and urban planning, motion picture and television production, advertising, product simulation, industrial design, litigation support, the full range of the humanities, print and electronic media illustration and visualization, engineering and natural and health science illustration and animation. CU Denver College of Arts and Media is the first college in Colorado devoted exclusively to arts and entertainment. The College of Arts & Media understands the influence of modern trends on traditional art forms, with a skilled faculty that is comprised of artistic masters and educators in creativity who are connected to the pulse of art, entertainment, and the creative industries.