Assistant professor of art earns top teaching award
Simon Tarr, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina, has received the 2010 University Film and Video Association Teaching Award.
Tarr, who teaches in the department of art, was cited for his innovative approaches to teaching media and digital art fundamentals and for enriching the field of film and video education. Tarr primarily teaches new media art, game design, animation and comprehensive digital art.
Founded in 1947 as the University Film Producers Association, the UFVA has developed into an organization of more 1,000 professionals and institutions involved in the production and study of film, video and other media arts. An international organization, UFVA members are image-makers and artists, teachers and students, archivists and distributors, college departments, libraries and manufacturers.