- Everett Lewis is tenured as Associate Professor in Animation and Digital Arts & Cinematic Arts Production and Lisa Mann becomes a full-time Instructor of Cinema Practice at Hench-DADA.
- The Division graduates it’s first BA students in Animation & Digital Arts and establishes the international study abroad program with Studio Art Centers International, Italy.
- The Division joins the Downtown Art Walk in Los Angeles and hosts a series of monthly screenings of student and faculty work at the USC Windows Gallery at the historic Chapman Building on Broadway.
- Award winning artist and filmmaker Candace Reckinger joins the Adjunct Faculty and designs the new CTAN 555 Animation Design and Production class in collaboration with Mike Patterson.
- The division is awarded a rolling Zumberge research grant for the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies collaboration and hosts a weekend research symposium at the Catalina Island Institute funded by the research grant.
- A new class in Stop Motion Animation and Puppet Design is taught by Adjunct Faculty Rachel Johnson.
- Construction begins on the new Animation & Digital Arts Building.
Everett Lewis is an award-winning independent filmmaker whose graphic, experimental, and narrative films have been screened nationally and internationally at Sundance, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, London, Edinburgh, Chicago, Milan, Stockholm, (et al) Film Festivals. His films are in distribution in the US, UK, Germany, Taiwan, and Italy.
One of his films is in rotation on the Sundance Channel. His most recent film is “Eye of My Heart”, a kinestatic graphic documentary for Fox/The City of LA. The film uses still photographs from 180 ten to twelve year olds to self-document their inner and outer lives.
His experimental film, “Skin & Bone” is currently in distribution in the US, and he is currently exploring the adaptation of a comic book into a narrative feature.