Steve Socki

Associate Professor // Animation, Directing, Animation Techniques
School of Cinematic Arts
Steve Socki

Bio and Research Information

Steve Socki - Biography Steve Socki has been teaching 4 years as an Assistant Professor at DePaul University in Chicago. Course work includes Animation I, Animation Production I, Stroyboarding, TVPaint & Post Production Workshop. Formerly Assistant Professor at Cal Arts for 3 years, in Valencia California. He worked for over 25 years in Hollywood as an animation director & producer on animated TV series such as "Rugrats," "Hey Arnold," "Curious George," "The Simpsons,"& "Futurama." Worked at various studios including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney TV, Universal Animation, Warner Bros, Bento Box, and Klasky Csupo. Nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, won 1. Received MFA in animation from Cal Arts; studied under mentor Jules Engel. Personal animated films include: Sparrow Duet 03:54, (2015) Water Cycle 05:03 (1981, revised 2011) Chalk Tale 04:45 (1979, revised 2010) Links: Linkedin: IMDB: Vimeo: Vimeo Trailer for new Animated Film:

Research Area

Animation, Directing, Animation Techniques

Specific Research Area

Independent Animation Artist Television Animation Production

Professional Associations

Television Academy, ASIFA - International Animation Film Society

Schedule for Fall 2024-2025

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