A.A. in Photography and Art, Ventura College
B.F.A. in Fine Art Painting, Photography and Printmaking, Columbus College of Art & Design
M.F.A. in Fine Art Painting, Graphic Design, Academy of Art University
Thomas Weil began studying art at Columbus Art School’s Saturday youth class, then continued his pursuit throughout elementary and high school. After high school, he entered the Marine Corps, spending six months aboard ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
Professor Weil attended Ventura College after leaving active duty and was a member of Xi Gamma Iota (Ex G.I.). After graduating from art school in Ohio, he worked a variety of jobs in the graphic arts industry prior to the digital revolution. As computer technology entered the industry, he obtained on-the-job knowledge by experimentation and sharing. Professor Weil joined the Army Reserve and worked as an illustrator in a Psyops (Psychological Operations) unit, where he designed propaganda leaflets in anticipation of the Cold War possibly escalating in Europe.
After moving to New York, then Florida, Professor Weil continued reserve duty in the Army National Guard as an infantryman. He trained in the Panama Canal Zone and Jungle School, but considers Hurricane Andrew Relief the most important experience of his military service. Military training included instructional schools and leadership academies with non-commissioned officer promotions from E-4 corporal to E-8 company first sergeant.
After years of professional experience in the field, Professor Weil turned his attention to acquiring a professorial role. He was able to turn his industry experience and leadership training into a fulfilling vocation teaching art and computer graphics on the collegiate level. He earned his master’s degree with a concentration in painting and graphic design through the Academy of Art University.
Currently, Professor Weil pursues painting and researching the history of technology as it relates to the visual arts. At Southeastern University, he teaches 2-D Design, Color Theory, Digital Layout & Design, Typography, Senior Capstone, Photography, Magazine Design & Production, Web Page Design, Advanced Digital Imaging, Advertising Design, and Advanced Illustration.