Christopher Magee
Assistant Professor
MFA, California Institute of the Arts
BFA, University Of Oregon
BA, Reed College

Christopher Magee is, amongst other, more defined things, someone who likes to draw and play music, though not at the same time, as that grammatically imprecise construction might imply.

Born an increasingly long time ago, he enjoys observing the world around him, thinking about it and then making images and sounds afterwards, often out of self-defense.

Perhaps apart from art-making (but not really), his interests include wandering to new places, observing people who live there, discreetly picking up their nuances, practicing guitar to an hourglass and trolling for meaning in the oblique.

He was borne in Japan, elevated in Hawai'i, educatered in Oregon, California and France, wondered through Europe, and has spent quite some time now in Philadelphia.

In addition to teachering, he plays with his friends at motion heads, where they make animating.

For more details on himself, including flims, drawrings and classes he teachers, please go to the place:

Screenings & Awards
"A Walk in the Woods": The Black Maria Film + Video Festival, 2011.

"Cell Phone": Delaware College of Art & Design's "Still Moving" exhibition of independent animators, 2009.

"The Birdcage King": Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2004, Hiroshima, Japan; Golden Horse Film Festival 2004, Taipei, Taiwan; Philadelphia Film Festival 2004, Philadelphia, Pa.; ASIFA East Festival 2004 (honorable mention), New York, N.Y.; Anima Mundi 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Anima Festival 2003, Cordoba, Argentina; Cineme 2003, Chicago, Ill.; Durango Film Festival 2003, Durango, Colo.; ASIFA Northwest Fest 2002, Eugene, Ore.; Moving Art Festival 2002, Los Osos, Calif.

Class Schedule, Fall 2015

M04:00PM - 09:50PMCollaborative Animation Wkshp
F01:00PM - 03:50PMDrawn Character Animation
F08:30AM - 11:20AMDrawn Character Animation
08:30AM - 11:20AM
01:00PM - 03:50PM
08:30AM - 11:20AM
08:30AM - 11:20AM

Contact Info

Office: Terra Hall 1411
Tel: 215-717-6549
Fax: 215-717-6304