Prof. of Animation, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Charles daCosta
Prof. of Animation, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Charles daCosta teaches Animation at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to Australia he was a professor of Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, USA. He was a board member of the Animation Hall of Fame. His scholarly work focuses on the nexus between theory and practice in animation. He has also taught at the universities of Westminster, Kingston and the Creative Arts in the United Kingdom. He has also been a guest professor of Cultural Studies at the Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. daCosta has worked in several industrial capacities - such as Animator, Motion Media Designer, New Media Manager, including a stint as a Telematics and Multimedia Project Officer on one of the European Commission’s MEDIA initiatives that involved several European universities and industry partners. Charles has designed, coordinated and contributed to numerous Animation, Digital Media and Visual Arts education initiatives and projects across the globe. Once upon a time he participated in a UNESCO expedition to the South Pole. Charles relaxes by playing the bass and reading comics.