Andrew Geimer graduated with his Masters Degree in Education Media Design & Technology from Full Sail University. Since obtaining his degree, Andrew has been teaching the first course that all incoming undergraduate students take prior to moving into their respective degree programs.
When it comes to teaching, Andrew believes in creating interactive lectures that Entertain, Enlighten, and Inspire in order to help his students connect to the class material. Interactivity belongs in online, face-to-face, or a blended class setting. To create an interactive environment, his lectures involve a mix of open discussion, hands on activities, and storytelling to help his students better understand the course content.
This course has been designed so that students learn the foundations of oral communication by building and delivering presentations of their own. Through this guided process, students learn to effectively utilize visual storytelling techniques, create meaningful content, and apply lessons from myths and movies to shape the audience’s journey. Multiple learning activities allow students to creatively develop and analyze the core aspects of presentation, including audience, delivery, message, and the visual story.
The Digital Literacy course utilized a collaborative learning environment to introduce basic digital communication tools to enforce computer, institutional, informational, and interpersonal literacies. Illustrating the use of basic computer functions, software programs, and web 2.0 tools, Digital Literacy helped prepare students with the skills for communicating professionally in the 21st century. Students used these digital communication tools to complete multimedia projects, conduct Internet research, collaborate with other students, and communicate with instructors.
Introduction to Media Arts
This course offered an overview of the history, technology, and the personnel of virtually every corner of the entertainment industry. This included basic computer and digital media literacy, the industries of film, television, recording arts, show production, game design, animation, and creative writing. It also offered students a fundemental understanding of the properties and behaviors of light, sound, and electricity. Throughout the course, students were exposed to the reality of how interconnected each industry is, and shown professional opportunties beyond those of their chosen field of interest.