Andrew Cole, MFA


Adjunct Professor, Department of Art and Department of Cinematic Arts

Andrew Cole, MFA, has worked as an art director and designer in film, television, theatre, and print for almost 25 years. His credits include work for: Toyota, Mazda; Warner Bros. Pictures; TV Land; Sony Pictures Television; TBS; Elektra Recordings; MTV; and PBS among others. His paintings have been exhibited throughout Southern California and have been featured in the film Ocean’s 13 and the television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Andy’s recent professional credits include: prop master for Revenger's Tragedy; fly operator for The Little Mermaid; scenic designer for the debut production of W.A.S.P.; and The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Award for Theatrical Design Excellence for his scenic design of The Boys Next Door.


  • MFA, Drawing and Painting, Claremont Graduate University
  • BS, Art, Film, and Video, Biola University


  • Member, United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • Member, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Certificate in Technical Theatre, Fullerton College
  • Certificate in Special Effects Makeup, Volume 8 Elite Makeup Academy
  • Certificate in Body & Face Painting, Volume 8 Elite Makeup Academy

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)


  • Set Decoration
  • Scenic Art
  • Prop Design
  • Art Direction/Production Design
  • Technical Theatre
  • Set Design

Courses Taught

  • ART – 135 Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART – 150 Introduction to Art
  • CINE – 323 Production Design
  • CINE – 462 Advanced Production
  • CINE – 495 Advanced Production Design