Jeff Bellantoni Appointed to Two National Arts Association Boards
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Jeff Bellantoni Appointed to Two National Arts Association Boards

March 02, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dean Jeff Bellantoni been appointed as a board member for both the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) and the Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE).
  • For more than 25 years, Bellantoni has served as an arts educator, designer and author.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Jeff Bellantoni, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University, has been appointed as a board member for both the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) and the Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE). 

For more than 25 years, Bellantoni has served as an arts educator, designer and author. Bellantoni 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 has written on graphic design for How Magazine and various other design publications. Bellantoni’s design work has been recognized by Print Magazine, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) (50 Books/50 Covers) and Connecticut Art Director’s Club, and he’s presented at conferences, events and educational institutions around the world. 

Prior to his current appointment, Bellantoni served as vice president for academic affairs at Ringling College of Art and Design. From 2008-14, he was chair of the nationally ranked Graduate Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute in New York, where he established an M.F.A. program, Pratt Press and the Graduate Design Guild. Bellantoni 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. He earned an M.F.A. in visual communications from VCU School of the Arts and a B.F.A. from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

About Winthrop University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts:

Winthrop University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is the academic home to approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students majoring in dance, design, studio arts, music and theatre. The college currently employs more than 55 full-time faculty as well as part-time lecturers, all practicing professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area. Winthrop is one of only 37 universities in the United States and the only public or private institution in South Carolina with all five of its undergraduate and graduate arts programs nationally accredited (NASAD, NAST, NASD, NASM and CIDA). In addition, Winthrop’s arts education programs in art, music, theatre and dance are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

For more information about the College of Visual and Performing Arts, contact Whitney Hough, director of communications and community engagement, at 803/323-2399 or houghw@winthrop.edu.

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