Program Faculty

Jason McManus

Jason McManus works as both a Senior Creative and Art Director in the themed entertainment industry. He has spent over 15 years of combined experience working for companies such as Walt Disney Imagineering, The Hettema Group, Thinkwell, and others on projects that span the globe. In that time he has been fortunate to work a variety of THEA Award winning projects including cruise ships, resort hotels, themed destinations, and rides and attractions. Jason is an alumnus of CalArts, working with both the school of theater and film school and graduated in ’09 with a BFA in Experimental Animation. He currently teaches Themed Entertainment focused courses in the CalArts School of Theater. Jason also currently serves as a Western Division board member of the Themed Entertainment Association.