Terry Dobson, MFA, serves as Assistant Professor in Graphic Design. Prior to this he served as adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University and Cal State LA. Terry, a British native, holds a BFA in Graphic Design, and an MFA from Yale University School of Art.
During two decades as Creative Director for the Walt Disney Company, Terry won a Themed Entertainment industry award for Walt Disney Imagineering, an Interactive Academy Award for Disney Interactive Studios, and 4 online gaming awards for Disney Parks & Resorts Online. He was also inaugurated into Disney Inventor’s Club and awarded a patent for design and technological innovation.
Terry’s diverse interdisciplinary background from Yale to Disney has shaped his teaching philosophy to focus on the liminal space where fine art and design intersect. He encourages all students — not just designers — to become intellectual visual connectors, who see similarities and possibilities to communicate visually.
His sustainable approach to design education prepares students for the responsibility of equalizing the graphic landscape of the future. By instilling a conscientious graphic voice and discernment for caring about how and what they create, he helps transform designers into agents for social change whose potential goes far beyond service to consumerism.
MFA, Graphic Design, Yale University School of Art
BFA., Graphic Design, 1st-Class Honors, University of Central Lancashire, England
- School of Visual and Performing Arts
- College of Music and the Arts
- 20th Century Graphic Design
- Design for Social Justice
- Glyphs, Signs, Symbols and Icons
- Theme Park & Game Design
- Visual Storytelling
Courses TaughtART 120
– Introduction to Computer GraphicsART 450
– PortfolioART 481
– Graphic Design IV
Monday, Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment
Building One, Room 234A, West Campus
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