Faculty / School of Media : Culture : Design

Jeff Bellantoni

Professor and Dean, School of Media : Culture : Design

With a career spanning 30 years as an arts educator, designer, and author, JEFF BELLANTONI is Dean of the School of Media, Culture + Design at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.

Jeff held prior appointments as Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Winthrop University, and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Ringling College of Art and Design. From 2008-2014, he was Chair of the nationally-ranked Graduate Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute in New York, where he established an MFA program, Pratt Press, and the Graduate Design Guild. He held additional faculty and administrative positions at the University of Connecticut, VCU School of the Arts, Mercy College, and Wanganui School of Design in New Zealand. Jeff earned an MFA in Visual Communications/Design from VCU School of the Arts, and a BFA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Jeff is co-author and designer of several internationally published titles on Typography and Media – including the best-selling titles Type in Motion and Moving Type, Designing for Time and Space – and he has written on graphic design for How magazine and various other design publications. Jeff’s design work has been recognized by Print magazine, the AIGA (50 Books/50 Covers), and Connecticut Art Director’s Club, and he has presented at conferences, events, and educational institutions around the world.


MFA-Visual Communications/Design from VCU School of the Arts
BFA-University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


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