Brad Stokan

Brad has always been interested in the creative process. At a young age he began to express himself artistically and has since been drawing and writing for his own enjoyment. He has also been a big fan of console videogames since the ATARI days, and more recently, PC games. Mostly, Brad has been fascinated by the storytelling process, whether in film and interactive games, or in novels and plays. Over the years he has created and illustrated many of his own characters and stories, and has explored many traditional art mediums as well as filmmaking, computer modeling, and animation. In addition, he has experience in technical fields such as engineering and programming. He has always had a passion for film and games, but only recently did he decide that he might be able to build a career on it under guidance from the ETC program. Originally from Altoona, PA, Brad attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated with a dual degree in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. During his time there he engaged in activities ranging from playing club roller hockey, to hosting a show on student radio, to studying abroad during his junior year in London, and traveling across Europe. During his time studying at CMU, Brad learned of the ETC program, and for the first time saw real potential in both a career in entertainment and in the path that might lead to this goal. Now, having begun the ETC program, Brad could not be more enthusiastic about the program, its directors, its faculty, and most of all, its students. He feels privileged to be working alongside some of the world's most talented creators - the entertainment industry's future leaders - and looks forward to two years full of exciting and challenging opportunities.

Educational History

BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Biomedical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University