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Professor, Entertainment Art/Animation; Internships
2015 Variety Animation Educator of the Year

Phone: (657) 278 - 2076

Contact the Art Department Office at (657) 278 -3471 for current office hours

Dana Lamb received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Illustration from California State University, Fullerton. Dana established a design and illustration company in 1975 with clients ranging from entertainment and publishing to advertising and marketing firms.

Professor Lamb's diversity in style and content has allowed him to publish illustrations in books and magazines from Cycle World to Yosemite National Park's quarterly newsletters. He has received awards from both the Los Angeles and New York chapters of the Society of Illustrators over the years.

His company expanded in the 1980's to include packaging design and marketing graphics with clients ranging from UPS to Apple Corporation.

In 1982, Professor Lamb was hired by the Art Department to teach courses in graphic design and illustration as well as coordinate the integration of the first Macintosh¨ computers into the graphic design curriculum. Six years and three computer laboratories later, Professor Lamb began an Entertainment Art and Animation program at California State University, Fullerton. Within six years, this new program was selected by Walt Disney Company to be one of eighteen schools worldwide for membership in their prestigious "Disney Partners in Education" program. Within the same time period Professors Lamb's Entertainment Art and Animation program was also selected by Warner Brothers Feature Animation Division to participate as one of five schools nationwide in a unique educational collaboration entitled "ACME Online". For the last four years, we have co-taught advance principles of traditional animation through live and fully interactive telecommunications sites throughout the country with the professional animators, background artists, character developers at Warner Brothers in Glendale, California giving lessons via electronic classrooms located in our media center.

Professor Lamb's graduates have now been placed in every major animation studio in Southern California area with many in key positions of character animation, storyboard, layout and story development. The key to our success is the foundation of superior drawing skills, conceptual development, animation fundamentals and an active internship program.


ART 353A, Animation
ART 353B, Animation
ART 373, Cartooning and Caricature
ART 383, Introduction to Packaging Design
ART 487E, Special Studies in Entertainment Art/Animation
ART 495, Internship in Art