Kevin McNulty

Associate Professor

Kevin McNulty
(615) 904-8154
Room 261, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 58, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments / Programs

Degree Information

  • MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology (2006)
  • BA, SUNY Geneseo (1999)

Areas of Expertise

  • Character Animation
  • Storytelling
  • Filmmaking
  • Professional Practices
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Traditional Animation
  • Curriculum Development

Biography

 Kevin McNulty's interests inside and outside of academia include film, television, animation, video games, technology, comics, pop culture and all related fields, making him ideal for teaching students in the Animation program at MTSU.

Like most children, McNulty loved animation. But he took it a few steps further and began animating plasticine clay figures using his father's VHS camera in grade school for fun and school projects.

Even though he entered undergraduate col...

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 Kevin McNulty's interests inside and outside of academia include film, television, animation, video games, technology, comics, pop culture and all related fields, making him ideal for teaching students in the Animation program at MTSU.

Like most children, McNulty loved animation. But he took it a few steps further and began animating plasticine clay figures using his father's VHS camera in grade school for fun and school projects.

Even though he entered undergraduate college undecided, his true passions rose to the surface and inadvertently guided him to double major in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Mass Media Production and Studio Art with a duel focus in Ceramics and Computer Art.

He combined these skills and entered graduate school at Rochester Institute of Technology concentrating in 3D Computer Animation. It was in graduate school that McNulty's latent love for teaching grew when he was a computer lab assistant for two different labs and co-student taught undergraduate animation classes. In 2002, before earning his degree, McNulty was offered a position teaching and running his own program in Iowa.

As part of his creative activities, McNulty loves storytelling and making animated shorts. His most recent animated short films, "Coffee" and "Tethered," have screened in film festivals around the world and earned him notoriety as an international award winning filmmaker.

McNulty is the advisor to the very active ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter at MTSU. He also serves on two committees within ACM SIGGRAPH: Student Chapters Liaison for the Professional and Student Chapters Committee, and the Chapters Liaison for the Education Committee.

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Awards

Coffee

2014 – ARTLightenment Art and Film Festival – WINNER, Best Innovative Film, WINNER, 2nd Place Audience Choice

2015 – Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation

2015 – Nashville Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION

2015 – Boomtown Film and Music Festival - WINNER, 1st Place Best Animation

2015 – Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival - NOMINA...

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Coffee

2014 – ARTLightenment Art and Film Festival – WINNER, Best Innovative Film, WINNER, 2nd Place Audience Choice

2015 – Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation

2015 – Nashville Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION

2015 – Boomtown Film and Music Festival - WINNER, 1st Place Best Animation

2015 – Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival - NOMINATED, Best Animation

2015 – NOFI World Festival of Student and Non-Commercial Films – WINNER, Best Animation

2015 – Three Cities Online Film/TV Festival & Conference – NOMINATED, Best Screenplay

Tethered

2014 – Computer Artist It Awards – WINNER, Choice Award

2015 – Nashville Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION

2015 – Boomtown Film and Music Festival – WINNER, 2nd Place Best Animation 

2015 – Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival – NOMINATED, Best Animation

2015 – NOFI World Festival of Student and Non-Commercial Films – WINNER, Diploma of Honor

2015 – Pacific Coast International Film Festival – WINNER, Judge’s Favorite Award

2015 – Three Cities Online Film/TV Festival & Conference – NOMINATED, Best Screenplay

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Courses

ANIM 4310: Animation and Performance

ANIM 4400: Animation Capstone I

ANIM 4405: Professional Practices in Animation

ANIM 4410: Animation Capstone II

ANIM 4910: Advanced Seminar - Animation