Winthrop University: Jeff Bellantoni

Jeff Bellantoni

Name:  Jeff Bellantoni
Title:  Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts; Professor of Design
Education:  M.F.A., Visual Communications Design, Virginia Commonwealth University; B.F.A., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Office:  133 McLaurin Hall   
Email:  cvpadean@winthrop.edu
Phone:  803/323-2323

With a career spanning over 27 years as an arts educator, designer, and author, Jeff Bellantoni is Dean of the College of Visual + Performing Arts at Winthrop University, serving as the chief academic and executive officer of the college.

Prior to his current appointment, Jeff was Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Ringling College of Art and Design, where he held responsibility for academic programs, collaborative enterprises, communications and marketing, and continuing studies and lifelong learning. From 2008-2014, he was Chair of the nationally-ranked Graduate Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute in New York, where he established an MFA program, Pratt Press, and the Graduate Design Guild. Jeff previously held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Connecticut, VCU School of the Arts, Mercy College, and Wanganui School of Design in New Zealand. 

Jeff is co-author and designer of several internationally published titles on Typography and Media – including the best-selling titles Type in Motion and Moving Type, Designing for Time and Space – and he has written on graphic design for How magazine and various other design publications. Jeff's design work has been recognized by Print magazine, the AIGA (50 Books/50 Covers), and Connecticut Art Director’s Club, and he has presented at conferences, events, and educational institutions around the world. 

Last updated by rayj 10/04/2021

Last Updated: 8/29/22