Carol Ashley

Assistant Professor, Entertainment Art/ Animation

Carol Ashley


Location: VA 296D
Phone: (657) 278 - 7026

Please contact the Art Department Office 
(657-278 -3471) for current office hours


ART 255, Intro to 3D Computer Animation
ART 253T, Animation Principles (3D)
ART 487E, 3D Topics
ART 487E, Lighting & Compositing


Carol Ashley  received her MFA in Film & Video and BFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute of the Arts.  As an industry veteran in feature film visual effects and animation, she has contributed work on The Matrix as Composite Supervisor; Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge and Flushed Away at DreamWorks Animation as a Lighting Technical Director and Compositor and on Stuart Little and The Hollow Man for Sony Imageworks.   Carol is credited on numerous feature films for her work at Cinetropolis FX, Cinesite, Hammerhead, Rhythm & Hues, Technicolor Interactive and Warner Bros.  She began her career at Will Vinton Studios (now Laika Entertainment) as a Stop-Motion Animator. Carol established the first stop-motion animation classes at California Institute of the Arts and has taught 3D animation production, character design, animation history and story development at the Art Institute of Atlanta, was Program Coordinator for Animation and Game Art & Design at the Atlanta-Decatur campus, and Department Chair for Media Arts at The Art institute of California-Hollywood before coming to Cal State Fullerton as Assistant Professor.  She is the Director of Outreach for Animation Libation Studios and co-produces The World Animation Celebration International Short Film Festival with Animation Magazine, hosted at Sony Pictures Animation.   Carol is a recent recipient of the CSU Entertainment Alliance Grant.  She oversees the student collaboration with USC Games and co-curates the annual Faculty Selected Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH.  Carol teaches core 3D and VFX classes and is working with Prof. Fedak to expand the department’s curriculum in 3D animation production, game design, VR and stop-motion.   

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