Barbara McCullough

  • B.A., communications studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.F.A., theater arts, film and television production, University of California, Los Angeles

"I take my inspiration for teaching from great teachers I have experienced who, in addition to their knowledge of their discipline and their ability to share that knowledge, have tremendous respect for their students and show by example how to respect the humanity that binds us all."

Barbara McCullough | Chair, visual effects

Awards, recognition and honors

Black Programming Consortium, Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant, Brody Arts Fund grant, Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles grant, Western States Black Research Foundation grant, National Endowment for the Arts grant, Julian Adderly Scholarship, UCLA


ACM SIGGRAPH, Women in Animation

Previous Positions

Digital production manager, digital operations manager, Rhythm & Hues Studios; 20-years experience at Pacific Data Images, Digital Domain and DreamWorks Feature Animation

Publications and presentations

  • SIGGRAPH 2009, educators program, Discussion on Rhythm & Hues Faculty Education Program
  • SIGGRAPH 2008, educators program, Student Industry Opportunities
  • SIGGRAPH 2006, educators program, Preparing Students for Job Hunting-CG Industries
  • SIGGRAPH 2004, educators program, Student Opportunities: Industry Scholarship, Internship and Apprenticeship
  • Pan African Film Festival, panelist
  • Antenna Cinema, speaker and presenter
  • Black Filmmakers' Hall of Fame, Oakland, Museum, speaker
  • The Woman's Building, board of directors
  • UCLA Children's Film Workshop, instructor
  • Black Women and the Arts, UCLA, guest speaker