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Jeremy McCarron New Academic Director for Art Institute of Vancouver

Animator/artist Jeremy McCarron joins The Art Institute of Vancouver as academic director of Animation Art & Design. McCarron brings more than a decade of production experience as an animator, cg supervisor, art director and animation director to the school.

McCarron has contributed to many award-winning projects, including REBOOT, BEAST WARS, SHADOW RAIDERS, WEIRD-OHS!, CASPERS HAUNTED CHRISTMAS, ACTION MAN, THE SIMPSONS ROAD RAGE, SCARFACE, BARBIE AND THE FAIRYTOPIA series, with Mainframe Ent. and Radical Ent., in both the film and television and videogame industries.

McCarron will act as a liaison between students, faculty and industry. I want to make a positive impact on people's lives by passing on the knowledge and experience that I have gained over the course of my career, said McCarron. Students benefit from an education at The Art Institute of Vancouver because of the high quality of instruction from trained faculty, many of whom have industry experience in the fields they teach. Students receive a solid foundation in the traditional arts and train with industry-relevant software and techniques.

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 31 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corp. (www.edmc.com) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrolment and revenue. Student enrolment exceeded 72,000 as of fall 2005. EDMC has 71 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC's education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology and business fields.

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