DAVE School Game Production Instructor Wins Instructor of the Year

The DAVE School’s own Game Production Instructor Jason Embury won Instructor of the Year at Florida Technical College’s annual awards ceremony held on Thursday, January 29th. The annual ceremony looked a little bit different this year, being held virtually as opposed to in-person due to Covid-19 Protocols. Jason was up against faculty members from both The DAVE School and Florida Technical College, making his win a tremendous accomplishment. 

When asked about the award, Jason stated  "I believe strongly in our mission at the DAVE School to prepare students for the VFX and Gaming industries.  Being named as instructor of the year is a great honor, but it is an award shared by our entire faculty and staff. Everyone plays such an integral part of each student's educational journey, and we all rely on one another to give our students the best learning environment possible. Teaching the pipeline production class at the school isn't just about students learning how a real studio works, it's a lot about learning accountability and how to work as a team.  I'm very fortunate to love what I do every day, and to have such a strong team supporting me."

About The DAVE School

The DAVE School was founded on June 8, 2000 by two Industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. Today, The DAVE School offers specialized training in Visual Effects and Game Production with extensive practice under industry level supervision.

Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, The DAVE School has an 18,000 square foot facility that includes learning and interactive labs, a dedicated Virtual and Real-Time production stage, a Vicon motion capture system, 3D printing and VR/AR labs and secure student access 7 days a week.

The DAVE School is an academic unit of NUC University (NUC), which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), Florida Technical College (FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).