Zikun “Tim” Teng (M.F.A., film and television) defines himself with one word: “filmmaker.” Then he pushes that definition in every available direction.

Motion picture editing, production management, post-production workflow, cinematography, sound recording, photography, and screenwriting are all part of Teng’s integrated skill set. His software expertise includes an official Avid…


“That’s a really weird duck, Bebe,” says a little girl named Heba to her doting grandmother, who is reading a poem about a forgetful waterfowl raised by chickens in a henhouse. “Not so, sweetheart,” her grandmother responds. “After all, we are all ducks, living like chickens.”

This moment takes place…


“It was 1981, and I was a young kid sitting in a movie theatre in Bogota, Colombia watching Clash of the Titans,” says professor of animation Jaime Castañeda. “That experience made me realize I wanted to tell stories that move people. …


On a hot and starry Tuesday night in Harlem, the show began with birdsong. Specifically, “The Birds Belong to All of Us” by Pulitzer Prize-winning sound artist Ellen Reid, its avian trills accompanying the debut collection by designer Johnathan Hayden (M.F.A., fashion, 2016). …


“I came to SCAD to help young designers create anything they put their minds to,” says professor of industrial design and user experience design Patricia Bell. “There is no limit to what students can accomplish if they have a good idea and the desire to see it through.”

Bell, who…


When exceptional professionals become university faculty, their industry expertise can have a profound impact in the classroom and beyond. Enter Chi Thien “CT” Nguyen, who in May 2020 joined SCAD as chair of preservation design after a decade at the Boston-based firm Elkus Manfredi Architects.

“I’m here to embrace and…


Over a 25-year career as a professional equestrian, Ahna Phelps has built a reputation as an exceptional educator, talented trainer, and champion rider. …


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Break out the awesome sauce: Brittany Leffler (B.A., visual communication, advertising, 2015) has been named a Future Leader in Convenience by Convenience Store News. The honor celebrates Leffler as part of the next generation of convenience industry leaders, and provides a forum for the further development of leadership skills. Leffler…


“As an educator, it’s important to know more than just the subject I teach,” says digital communication professor Wioleta Kaminska. “I keep my mind open, and learn, especially from the younger generation, who will surpass me someday, because their talent is amazing. It’s my job to keep them moving forward.”


“My style is taking unexpected materials and transforming them,” says Caroline Mae Heidenreich (B.F.A., fashion, 2009) as she tugs at the ripstop nylon wrap worn by student model Shiloh Smith (B.F.A., painting). Soon Smith is zipping on a moped down the corridors of Alexander Hall, gauzy garment billowing behind him…

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