Barbara McCullough

Chair, visual effects


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


Being associated with the visual effects industry and watching its technical and aesthetic growth; gaining recognition for talent coming from academic communities, and SCAD in particular

Awards, recognitions 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

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