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Pouya Afshar, M.F.A.

Associate Professor

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Art & Design Department
Mahoney Hall - 215B

Research Interests

Animation; Digital Media; Visual Development


  • BA: Fine Arts in Character Animation (School of Film and Video), California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS) - Valencia, CA
    Supporting Area: Natural Science
  • MA: Fine Arts in Animation (School of Film, TV, and Digital Media), UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Zaal, Research and animated video production based on Ferdowsi's 'Book of the Kings'


Pouya Afshar is an alumnus from the California Institute of Arts Character Animation department and is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles Graduate Department of Film and Television focusing in Animation and Digital Media. He has exhibited his work as an animator and visual artist throughout Los Angeles and United States at renowned locations such as Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, Bovard Auditorium at University of Southern California, Royce Hall at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Art Studios, 18th Street Art Center, Art Miami/Context and Shulamit Gallery. Pouya is the creator, character designer and producer of the animated series "Rostam in Wonderland".

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