Our Profs Are Players

Van Phan

Formal Education

B.A. in Psychology/Economics

M.F.A. Animation/Film
University of Southern California

Industry Experience

Dreamworks. Industrial Light and Magic, Naughty Dog, Blue Sky, 2K games, Activision, Sony Imageworks


Van Phan

Van Phan’s interests in teaching comes from his love for storytelling, animation, and learning. His multidisciplinary background and breadth of experiences have given him a unique perspective and teaching pedagogy. He strives to create “Flow,” in his learner-centered classes which foster creativity, grit, and critical thinking. He loves it when his students experience their “aha” moments while mastering demanding project-based assignments. These transformative learning moments leads to creative confidence in his students, preparing them for success in the new world.