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Dr. Bryan Ott
Division Chair
+66 (0) 2700 5000 Ext.4608


  • PhD in Creative Writing and Literature, Deakin University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
  • M.A. Television, Film and New Media, San Diego State University, California

Areas of Research Interest

FAA Division Chair, Dr. Bryan Ott is a film lecturer and an award-winning filmmaker from California, who has been living in Thailand for almost 20 years. Bryan won the GRAND PRIZE at the Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2019 [for the second time] with his latest feature screenplay entitled They Sound Human. This horror/western story is currently being adapted to graphic novel with the hopes of publication in 2023. After completing a number of successful short films, he directed an independent feature film entitled, Reagan’s Wharf, which garnished numerous awards in the US. His 1st professional short film, The Glow, won Best Fantasy Short Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. His next work, 3 ages: a feature film, was Bryan’s 2nd collaborative project with Local Color Films and was sold commercially to True Visions, Co. ltd, Thailand’s largest cable provider.

Bryan has been a fulltime MUIC faculty lecturer for over 15 years. As Division Chair, he aims to increase FAA’s International collaborations and university connections abroad, as well as develop its domestic professional relationships. “In looking abroad, it is also important to build and strengthen our domestic links with the Thai media and design industry. Strengthening and integrating our faculty and program more securely with the professional industry works to add value and enrich the student experience.” Bryan, and the hardworking FAA team, look forward to a successful and exciting future for the division and MUIC.


  • 2019 Winner Grand Prize [Vortex/Horror], Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition, They Sound Human.
  • 2019 Winner TOP 50 Screenplays, Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, They Sound Human
  • 2017 Winner Grand Prize [Vortex/Horror], Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Beasts & Children.
  • 2012 Winner Best Short Film, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, The Glow.
  • 2012 Winner Best Fantasy Film, Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, The Glow.


  • Thinking into Doing International Online Exhibition and Competition,
  • Ministry of Culture, Thailand:

Courses Taught [current]

  • ICGH 115 Cinematic Language and Application
  • ICFA 233 Storytelling
  • ICFA 339 Film Genre and Gender
Mr. Norachai Nanthakij
Program Director, Communication Design
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext.4616


MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA, Illinois Wesleyan University

Areas of Research Interest

Advertising, Brand Building, Typography

Course Taught

– Communication Design I
– Communication Design Practicum
– Typography II
– Packaging Design
– Information Graphic
– Professional Ethics
– Communication Design Thesis

Dr. Nunnapan Puathanawat
Program Director, Media and Communication
+66 (0) 2700 5000 ext. 4609


  • B.A., in Journalism and Mass Communications, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • M.A., in Digital Media and Culture, Coventry University, UK
  • Ph.D. Media and Communication, University of Sussex, UK

Areas of Research Interest

My research examines the business of beauty blogging by Thai beauty influencers. Within this, I examine the work of Thai beauty influencers who circulate social and economic capital on social media. I am particularly interested in the area of gender, femininity as well as social media and influencers industry in both Thai and global context.

Course Taught

Introduction to Media and Communication, Media Literacy Skills in 21st Century, Journalism in the Transmedia Age, Mass Media and Public Policy Thailand, ASEAN and the World

Dr. Jerimiah F. Morris
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4601


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, Ohio University, U.S.A.
  • M.A., Communication Studies, Ohio University, U.S.A.
  • B.S., Speech Communication, James Madison University, U.S.A.

Areas of Research Interest

Intersections among media, self and society; Communicating among differences; Communication/Media theory and philosophy

Course Taught

Convergence media culture; Media and culture theory; Research methods and basic statistics in communication and cultural studies; Integrated media campaigns; Art of persuasion; Thesis

Dr. Dynaya Bhutipunthu
Tel. +66 (0) 2700-5000 Ext. 4604, 4611

Areas of research interest

Dr.Dynaya Bhutipunthu graduated with a doctoral degree in Creative Arts (Doctor of Fine and Applied Arts, D.F.A.) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and her master degree in Graphic Design (M.F.A) from Iowa State University of Science and Technology, USA. She has working and teaching experiences in the United States and also in Thailand for more than 10 years. Currently, she is working as a full-time instructor/lecturer at the Communication Design Program, Mahidol University International College, Thailand. Her areas of expertise covers; Brand Identity Design and Communication, Typography, Environmental Graphics, Signage System, Editorial Design, Package Design, Infographics, Responsive Design, UI/UX, Motion Graphics, and Design Researches; academic and creative studies/activities. She has involved in vary design researches/activities including design works created for multidisciplinary and/or crossed-disciplines; design, music, motion, and orchestra performance, also in the areas of Environmental Graphics, Graphic Design, Healthcare Services, to improve the visual communication of the key content and the essential information.


  •  2022 Promotional AR Poster Series for Stravinsky’s ‘Petrushka’ Orchestra

Live Performance. Clean Design; The 10th International Art and Design
Symposium; Work in Progress, College of Design, Rungsit University,

  • 2020 Visualizing Stravinsky: Motion Graphic for Live Philharmonic Orchestra Performance. Art Exchange 2020: “Imagine” Artistic Dialects:Thinking into Doing International Online Exhibition and Competition,Ministry of Culture, Thailand:
  • 2020 The approach to Signage System Design for Hospital Healthcare Services. Burapha Arts Journal, Vol.23 No.2 (2563): 35-60.
  • 2017 The Implementation of the Mahidol University Font. The Interdisciplinary Studies Journal, Vol.17 No.1: 498-512.
  • 2017 The Direction to Create Artistic work from Interdisciplinary as a Stress-Release Intervention for Urban Population: First-Jobbers. Research and Development Journal, Vol.10 No.2: 29-46.
  • 2016 Dvaravati Art: The Early Buddhist Art of Thailand. Academic Article, Journal of Thithat Watthanatham, Vol.15 No.1: 196-200. 

Research Project & Presentation:

  • 2017 Chillax First Jobber! the 15th Urban Research Plaza’s Forum:
    “Creating Vibrant Social Spaces – New Avenues to Urban Renewal” (March 29-30). Chulalongkorn University.
  • 2012-2015 Mahidol University Corporate Identity Program and Manual.
    (Research Granted Project)

Creative Works with Research Activities:

  • 2020 – current Environmental Graphic Design (EGD), Signage system, and Graphic Design works for Healthcare Service.
  • 2019-2020  Motion Graphics series for Orchestra Live Performance, collaborative project with College of Music, Mahidol University, and Philharmonic Orchestra Thailand.
  • 2017 PMAC Awards 2017, field visit motion clip and visual presentation for Palliative Care: Siriraj Applied Thai Traditional Medicine.
  • 2015 Mahidol University typeface; “Mahidol Eng 1” and “Mahidol Thai 1”
  • 2012-2015 Mahidol University Corporate Identity Design System and Manual.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Wankwan Polachan
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4607


  • Ph.D., Southeast Asian Studies (Performing Arts), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • M.A., Theatre Practice (Acting), Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • B.A., Drama, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University

Areas of Research Interest

  1. Academic research: Acting, Directing, Performing Arts Studies, Media Studies, Popular culture and Southeast Asian Ethnography studies
  2. Creative research: Acting, Directing and Documentary

Course Taught

  1. Man and Arts for Media and Communication
  2. Transmedia Storytelling
  3. Basic Acting
  4. Advanced Acting (Greek, Shakespeare and Comedy)
Ms. Ploy Nikadanont

+66 (0) 2700 5000 Ext. 4615


  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts (illustration),
    Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London.
  • Bachelor degree of Fine Art (visual communication design),
    Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Creative Illustration for Communicate Academic Contents, Neuro Design


  • An Exchange Exhibition of Korean and Thai Modern Prints
    Korean Cultural Center, Bangkok. (Group Exhibition) 2022
  • The Tenth International Arts and Design Symposium
    “Work in Progress” (Online Exhibition). 2021
  • Art Exchange “Imagine” Artistic Dialects: Thinking into Doing (Online Exhibition).  2020
  • “Art is Learning. Learning is Art” Main Gallery, Bangkok Cultural Center. (Group Exhibition). 2019
  • 10th International Art Workshop Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. Pathum Thani. (Group Exhibition) 2015
  • Eating Behaviour, People Gallery, Bangkok Cultural Center (Solo Exhibition) 9th International Art Workshop. 2014

Course Taught

  • Observational Drawing
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Drawing Studio
  • Visual Dynamic I
  • Visual Dynamic II
  • Printmaking
  • Illustration
  • Public Exhibition
  • Digital Processes and Images
Asst. Prof. Dale Konstanz
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext.4605


  • M.F.A., Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • B.A., Studio Art, Art History, Ripon College

Areas of Research Interest

Asst. Prof. Dale Alan Konstanz teaches Foundation studio courses, as well as the Art History and Graphic Design History courses in the Communication Design Program. His own work has been featured in exhibitions in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Thailand, and his photographs have been included in several publications. He is the photographer and author of Thai Taxi Talismans, published by River Books. He has also written several articles about contemporary culture and has given related talks in Thailand and abroad, including a TEDx talk at Mahidol University and lectures at The British Museum and The American University of Paris. He also currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Research at Mahidol University International College.

Course Taught

Visual Dynamics I; Visual Dynamics II; Visual Statement; Observational Drawing; Perspective Drawing; Painting for Animation I; Independent Study; Art Appreciation I; Art Appreciation II; Graphic Design History

Ms. Carol Siatras
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext.4606


M.F.A, Painting, University of Wisconsin
B.A., Studio Art, Brown University

Areas of Research Interest

Art and Design Practice, Art and Design History, Creativity and the Creative Process

Course Taught

Observational Drawing; Space, Form and Materials I and II; Introduction to Drawing; Intermediate Observational Drawing; Illustration; Perspective Drawing; Visual Statement; Art Appreciation I and II; Color Theory and Practice

Dr. Millicent Young
+66 (0) 2700 5000 Ext.4602


  • Ph.D. Design (International), Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University
  • MA Sequential Art and Illustration, Brighton University
  • PGCE Art & Design, Theatre Drama Secondary, Goldsmiths’s College, London University
  • BA Hons Creative Arts, Crewe & Alsager College, Manchester Metropolitan University

Areas of Research Interest

Animation Practice and Theory, Thai Animation History, Narrative Storytelling, Drawing and Illustration, Portrait and Wildlife Painting, Documentary Film Making, Biophilia, Thai Asian Elephants, Plastic Pollution and Conservation, Video Installation, Theatre Design

From To Position Employer/Organisation Brief details of duties
July 2022 Ongoing Researcher Biophilia Research Cluster (MUIC SEED Grant)

Developing 360 o animation on Biophilia theme

Jan 2020 Dec 2020 Film Festival Screenings Elephant Elephant Elephant! 360 animation


London Lift Off Film Festival 2021 Official Selection

Social World Film Festival 2021 Official Selection

A Show for Change Film Festival 2021 Creativity Award

Beyond Earth Film Festival 2021 Official Selection

Film Arte Festival 2021 Semi Finalist

Asia South East Short Film Festival 2021 Winner

Awareness Film Festival 2021 Official Selection

Sept 2021 Dec 2021 Exhibitor Thailand Portrait Artist of the Year Exhibition  River City Bangkok
Dec 2016 Dec 2020 PhD thesis IMMERSIVE STORIES: How can an “independent avant-garde, experimental film-maker with a self-conscious auteur’s perspective” create effective narratives in the 360o paradigm?

PhD Design (International) Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University

Oct 23 2022 Oct 24 2022 Presenter An experiment in putting an ardent handcrafted 2D animator into the heady dimensions of the non-linear world of 360 o and seeing what floats.

CONFIA 8th International Conference on Illustration and Animation. Portugal

Feb 2020   Publication Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations. Tze-yue G. Hu, Masao Yokota,Gyongyi Horvath 2020 University Press of Mississippi Understanding Thai Animation Narratives: The Presence of Buddhist Philosophy and Thai Cultural Ideology (pp. 209-239) Millie Young

DOI: 10.2307/j.ctvx5w9nd.17 (book chapter)

Aug 3


Sept 1


Exhibition/ Workshops ‘Lost & Found The Elephant in the Room’

360o animation installation and prints, and workshops at Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok

Jun 17


June 21st 2019 Presenter The Elephant in the Room

Animation is a Place SAS 31st Conference, Lisbon , Portugal

Jun 10


June 16


Research Workshop Lost & Found Identity workshops with immigrant communities in Lisbon, Portugal
Dec 2018 June 22nd 2018 Publication Drawn to 360o: How can the aesthetics and qualities of 2D traditional animation storytelling add to the immersive VR/360o projection paradigm? Animation Practice, Process and Production Volume 7, Number 1, 1 December 2018, pp. 11-40(30)
Jun 18


  Presenter Can a place for 2D traditional animation storytelling be made in the 360o Projection Paradigm? Emerging Researcher, SAS@30 Conference Then Now & Next Concordia University Montreal
June 5


June 6


Presenter Immersive Stories: Hand drawn Aesthetics in the Hyperdigital 360o world

Animafest Scanner Symposium, Zagreb

Nov 2017   Organiser Women in Animation in Asia (WIAIA) half day symposium at Siggrapgh Asia 2017 ( BITEC, Bangkok)
Jan 2017   Co-Organiser 3rd French Thai Rendezvous, Animation Festival screenings and Master classes.
December 2016   Published Siamese Cats – Analysis of Six Thai Independent Animators Cartoon & Animation Journal, South Korea 31/12/2016 vol 45 pp 367-396 별쇄본은 만화애니메이션연구 통권 45 (2016.12.31.발행) pp.367~396 게재된 논문입니다.
October 2016   Presenter Siamese Cats – 6 Independent Animators, Asian Animation Forum, BIAF, Bucheon, South Korea
July 2016   Presenter ‘Herding Siamese Cats- Thai Independents’ SAS The Cosmos in Animation, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
Nov 2015   Co-Organiser French Thai Rendezvous, Animation Festival screenings and Master classes.
July 2015   Presenter ‘Unseen Thailand’ at Beyond the Frame, Society of Animation Studies Conference, Christ Church University Canterbury
March 2015   Exhibition/ workshops ‘Trunkated Tales’ Solo exhibition Neilson Hayes Rotunda Gallery and Library
March 2015 May 2018 Secretary ASIFA Thailand Secretary Organised setting up of the first Thailand Chapter of ASIFA International Professional Animators Association
Nov 2014   Published ‘Getting closer into the heart of the Thai Thai-ness’  animation studies 2.0 blog 27TU
July 2014   Presenter Has Thai Animation -finally found it’s ‘jai’ [heart]?

SAS Animator Conference Toronto Canada

June 2014   Published Tracing the Heart of Thai Animation Jai’ in animation 2.0 blog
June 2014   Published Displacement & Misplacement วารสารวิชาการ Veridian E-Journal Volume 7 Number 4 January – June 2014
June 2014   Published Drawing a Motion on Death วารสารวิชาการ Veridian E-Journal Volume 7 Number 4 January – June 2014
June 2014   Published The Memory Machine วารสารวิชาการ Veridian E-Journal Volume 7 Number 4 January – June 2014
Mar 2014   Presenter First Silapakorn Creative Art Dissemination Symposium 2014
Feb 2014   Publication Unseen Thailand Shorts, Festies, Line and DIY 

  TechArt: Journal of Arts and Imaging Science Vol. 1, No. 1, February      


Dec 2012   Exhibition / Workshops Displacement & Misplacement Exhibition Ayutthaya National Art Museum
Nov 2012   Exhibition / Workshops Displacement & Misplacement Exhibition Mahidol University International College
June 2012   Presentation The Memory Machine, SAS Conference, Melbourne
Sept 2011   Presentation Animating Time and Space – University of Waitako, Hamilton NZ
May 2011 Sept 2011 Installation Dialogic Exhibition: Death Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, (BACC ) Thailand
Aug 2010   Presentation Humour in the ASEAN Conference, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Nov 2010   Video Set Design Silent Scream, Democrazy Theatre Studio, Bangkok. Thailand
Sept 2009   Presentation Animation – A Seriously Funny Subject in Cross-Cultural Telling Tales International Conference on Educational Research, Khon Kean University, Thailand
Nov 2008   Animation Thrupenny Opera, Nuni productions, Thailand Cultural Center, Thailand
25-7-08   Publication Il Campaello, Nuni opera productions, Photos The Nation Newspaper,
Oct 2008   Animation Mere Wife  Screened World International Animation Festival Bangkok
30-3-99 30-10-99 Animation Director ‘Tally Bloody Ho!’. Meridian TV and South Eats Arts Winner “Taped Up!”1999 Meridian Arts Commission

Screened on ITV  Oct 1999 Tehran International Animation Festival 2000  Stuttgart Trickfilm festival 1999  Clermont Ferrand Animation Film Festival 1999 Rio Animation Film Festival 1999

Course Taught

Animation Principles and Production, Drawing as Visual Analysis, Life Drawing and Anatomy, Character and Concept Design, CDP Senior Thesis

Dr. Supathida Kulpavaropas
+66 (0) 2700 5000 Ext.4610


  • Ph.D., Communications and Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
  • M.S., Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, U.S.A.
  • B.B.A, Accounting (First-class honors), Thammasat University

Areas of Research Interest

  • Advertising, Choices, Decision-Making, Information Processing, Media Effects, Persuasion
  • Public Relations

Course Taught

  • Comparative Media Issues: ASEAN vs. the world
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Introduction to Media and Communication
  • Media Literacy
  • Media Psychology
  • Media Regulations and Ethics
  • Targeted Audience Analysis
Dr. Prang Tharawanich
+66 (0) 2700 5000, Ext. 4618


  • Ph.D. Communication Arts and Innovation, National Institute of Development Administration
  • M.A. in Graphic Design, Communication Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • B.F.A. Communication Arts and Design, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Areas of Research Interest

Online Communication, Visual Communication, Data Visualization, Social Media, UIUX, Corporate Identity, Branding, Advertising, Neuro Design

Course Taught

Integrated Branding, Online Communication Strategic Planning, Online Culture Communication and Application, Web Design

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