Chen-yi Chang, Character Design Supervisor at Disney Studios to Give Unique Two-Day Mini-Seminar at NYU, Nov. 5-6


“Visual Development and Storyboarding at Disney,” a Lecture and Hands-On Workshop

New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) McGhee Media Studies and Digital Communications + Media (DCoM) present “Visual Development and Storyboarding at Disney,” by Chen-yi Chang a character design supervisor at Disney Studios, Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6, 2007 from 6-8:30p.m., NYU Kimmel Center for Student Life, 60 Washington Square South.

“Usually during this [character development] process, you would find some of your characters feel right and start to talk to you,” —Chen-yi Chang

Award winning cartoonist and animator, Chen-yi Chang, has designed the characters for Disney’s Mulan, Tarzan, Atlantis. He will share his 20 years of experiences and demonstrate the process of turning inspirations into animated characters. The event is sponsored by Media Studies and Digital Communications at SCPS/McGHee.

SEATING IS LIMITED. The event is free & open to the public. Picture ID is required. For reservations the public may call 212.992.7277.

WHO: Chen-yi Chang, award winning cartoonist, animator, and character design supervisor at Disney Studios
WHAT: “Visual Development and Storyboarding at Disney,” a Lecture and Hands-On Workshop in Two Parts
WHERE & WHEN: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, NYC [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

  • Day 1 - Lecture: Monday, November 5, 2007, Room 914, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Day 2 - Workshop: Tuesday, November 6, 2007, Room 905 & 907, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (bring drawing materials)

Produced by Mechthild Schmidt for DCoM and Chyng Sun and Kathleen Hulley for Media Studies
DCoM and Media Studies are Bachelor degrees offered at the McGhee Division of SCPS at NYU. Degree information can be obtained by visiting http://web.scps.nyu.edu/mcghee/degree.programs/ or calling 212.998.7200 for more information.


About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies—Founded in 1934, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States. Through its faculty, curricula and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally: Real Estate and Construction Management (through the NYU Real Estate Institute); Hospitality, Tourism, Sports Management (through the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center); Philanthropy (through the NYU George H. Heyman Center);Global Affairs; Communications Media, Publishing, Digital Arts, Design; Business, Marketing, Finance; and the Liberal and Applied Arts, among others. Rigorous and timely programs in these and related areas attract full-time undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate programs, motivated adults earning undergraduate degrees (through the Paul McGhee Division), and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in approximately 2,500 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually.

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