MFA, Visual Effects, August 2005
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

BA, Studio Art, May 2002
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT


Ron Bernard has extensive experience in both education and production. Within the animation industry, Ron has served in VFX roles as Project Manager, Head of Production, Associate Producer, and as Virtual Production Coordinator. He has a history of being hired to help steer challenging productions towards completion and has been successful in those efforts. Within education, Ron has been a professor of Visual Effects at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he also received his MFA, before growing into such roles as Academic Manager of the Department of Digital Effects, as well as Manager of International Relations and Development at Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore, and Academic Director of Base Academy/Dean of Base Camp for Base FX, headquartered in Beijing. At these institutions, he consistently led his colleagues in refreshing their curricula and reimagining their pedagogical approaches.

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Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  


  • Houdini Certified Instructor
  • Master Class Instructor at SIGGRAPH
  • Establish Nanyang Polytechnic as Certified Houdini School
  • Member at the ILM Educators Summit
  • Elected to serve on Nanyang Polytechnic Senate Board
  • Member of the Rhythm & Hues National University Educators Summit


  • Judged on a panel for National Climate Change Competition, Singapore
  • Member in Panel Discussion at ASEAN Higher Education Conference
  • Lead Workshops at DIMA International Filmmaking and Acting Camp, S. Korea
  • Presented at SIGGRAPH ASIA, Singapore
  • Moderated the International Panel Discussion at ICCIE Conference, China