Entertainment Arts


Joshua Harrell

Assistant Professor

MFA, University of Southern California
BA, The University of the South Sewanee


Research Interests:

Experimental Animation, (specifically the spectrum of intersections between physical/analog and digital image making).Visual Music.

Professional Experience:

Joshua Harrell has worked as a freelance animator on non-commercial projects, and has taught at various academic levels, including graduate level as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, and undergraduate level as a visiting Lecturer at Dartmouth College.

Harrell earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film, Video, and Computer Animation from the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles CA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with focuses in video and drawing from The University of the South, Sewanee TN.

In 2009, Harrell was invited to be a Visiting Artist in the Entertainment Arts Department at the College for Creative Studies, and accepted a full-time teaching position at the College later that same year.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

  • "Mustard Seeds" (2016)
    Screened at:
    The Ann Arbor Film Festival (2017)
    The Richmond International Film Festival (2017)
    Urban Institute For Contemporary Art Open Projector Night (2017)
    ArtPrize 9 (2017)