SCAD professor Gregory Araya

Gregory Araya

Animation professor


  • B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
  • M.F.A., University of Southern California


Contributed animation, storyboards, writing and direction to Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney TV Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, HBO, Microsoft, Tokyo Broadcasting System and others.

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Ottawa International Animation Festival, honorable mention for graduate film, 2003
  • 31st Annual Student Academy Awards, finalist in animation category, 2004

Publications and Presentations

Selected presentations

  • Panelist, “Flash Forward: A Forum on Flash's Increasingly Vital Role in Games, Online Entertainment, Art and Academia,” SIGGRAPH, 2008
  • Speaker, “Redefining Animation” panel discussion at the University of Southern California, 2007
  • Speaker, “ON THE EDGE: Experimental Animation” at the Los Angeles Filmforum, 2007
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art Muse Young Directors Night, 2006
  • “Animating ‘Crimenals,’” at the Sundance Film Festival, 2004

Selected exhibitions

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2003
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2003
  • Savannah Film Festival, 2003
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, 2003
  • Sundance Film Festival, 2004
  • Animex International Festival of Animation, 2004
  • SXSW Film Conference & Festival, 2004
  • International Surrealist Film Festival, 2004
  • Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2004
  • RESFEST, 2004