Carrie Lee Pierson Schwartz began teaching at Tulane as an Adjunct Professor and was hired in the Media Arts Program in the Summer of 2001 as the first Full-time Lecturer in the in the history of then University College. Since then, the College was renamed to the School of Continuing Studies post Katrina and is now rebranded as the School of Professional Advancement. After several successive contract renewals, she earned the title of Senior Professor of the Practice of Digital Design within the Media Arts Program of Studies, which is now renamed Digital Design. In 2017 she recieved a Distinguished Professor Award.

 

Carrie was the first Faculty to use Adobe Breeze to teach online courses at Tulane University and she was the first faculty to teach Multi-user interface Second Life as part of her 3D Design and Web Design Instruction.http://enterpriseonline.com/clays_blog/2005/05/19/macromedia-breeze-live-and-tulane-distance-learning/. This past summer of 2018 she used Zoom to teach synchronously and connect her classroom to students who were travelling out of the country. Carrie hosted the first regionally shared & sponsored AIGA student portfolio review at the Elmwood Campus and previously started an AIGA chapter at Tulane. Her former students have been employed in both the local and International Media and Design Industry, including, but not limited to; Gambit Weekly New Orleans, Mudbug Media, Zheno, Not Rocket Science, IDIYA NOLA, Trumpet Media, Zhender Design, Turbosquid, Gameloft, The Times Picayune, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Roulercyling, Where Y'at New Orleans and The Red Cross, as well as their own design studios. Since 2001, Carrie Lee Schwartz has taught: Three Courses in the Fall Semester Three in the Spring Semester and Two in the first Summer Session Independent Study students as needed. She has created many design courses that eventually led to the creation of the Digital Design Degree. Courses she has created at Tulane University include:

  • Introduction to Digital Design ( the business of design)
  • Graphic Design II
  • Advanced Digital Imaging (Photoshop, Lightroom, Gimp and Sumopaint and Instagram-advanced restoration techniques as well as online and social media image management)
  • Animation I (2D web based animation )
  • Animation II (3D Design and Animation ( Maya, Bryce, Strata, Terragen , Sketchup, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Poser))
  • Sound Editing and Composition ( video and animation soundtracks and preparedness)
  • Digital Design Portfolio (formerly Web Design II as part of the Website development degree)
  • Special Effects ( Adobe After Effects)
  • Video Editing with Final Cut (created the course in 2009 as mdar-499-01 Video editing- Uptown Campus- in an independent study, now offered elective)

Her service as the First Full time Lecturer to the former University College then School of Continuing Studies now School of Professional Advancement has included the creation of graphics, images and logos for publications, television, billboards and the web, some in conjunction with students taking her courses. Most recently she was requested by Mike Wallace, Director of Emergency and Security Studies to create an image for his program.

Carrie has also created visualizations of facades and interiors for the building of former campus locations working with Deans, Assoc. Deans, Directors, architects, interior designers and Tulane representatives in both Louisiana and Mississippi, and has created presentations promoting digital design students work for special events both at the Uptown, Elmwood and Biloxi and former Downtown campuses.

 Carrie has been asked by colleagues at large to consult on images, presentations, 3d visualizations, websites and she has taken photographs and helped colleagues to create both image and information presentations for faculty in both the School of Continuing studies, as well as other departments on campus, both academic (medical and scientific research as well as history, business and homeland security studies) and administrative departments. Her last presentation at the Innovative learning Center and for The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research was on how to use color, images and design to make visually effective presentations. She has donated her photos and also contributed some select student projects to be considered for inclusion as representative of the School of the Continuing Studies for the year-end initiative from the Office of Stewardship and Donor Relations. 

As an alumna of Newcomb College of Tulane University, She also served as a Board member of the Newcomb College Alumni Association, while there, she also created at the request of the Newcomb Alumnae Office, an118 page Alumnae Website and new design complete with photographs and images from the archives as part of her service. She has also been a Newcomb Town Mom ( alumna liaison to incoming students), and has continued her support of The Newcomb College Institute and Women's Education at Tulane as a Newcomb Faculty Fellow.

Most recently she received a Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant from the Tulane Provost's Office at Tulane University and with it organized several events to call attention to Design and Culture in the Community. See photos in rows 4- 12 to the left. The first was in the Fall of 2017 - a NOMA - Tulane SoPA Design Symposium with the theme of  "Technology & Storytelling: Animation, Special Effects, Virtual & Augmented Reality". The evening included a panel discussion in Stern Auditorium, as well as a digital exhibition of panelists and Tulane SoPA students' works. The "The Technology & Storytelling" evening also featured a first ever open to the public hands-on demonstration of virtual and augmented reality. It was the first time that Virtual Reality was shown in the Great Hall of NOMA and made available to the general public. Carrie moderated a panel with the following participants: Matthew Hales, Vice President of Immersive Technology at TurboSquid, Christofer Dierdorff, Photographer and Visual Effects artist, Simon Blake, animator and Matthew Findley, President, inXile Entertainment

in she 2018 created and organized three more events;

"Combat Photo: The Women Behind the Lens" An exhibition of both on duty military images paired with personal Images of Women Combat Photographers to show both the artistic and technical abilities and the depth and diversity of the work of these photographers. click here for more photos, video and information. Photographers selected included Stacy Pearsall, Holley Baker, Araceli Alarcon, Bethany Bernoski, Rachel Diehm, Kalie Franz, Audrey Graham, Ashley Hayes, Katerina Nelske, Noel Toye, Felicia Welch, Lisa Zunzanyika. The project became a partnership of the New Orleans Photo Alliance and the School of Professional Advancement, Departments of Emergency and Security Studies and Digital Design. Funded in part by the Carol Lavin Bernick Faculty Grant that I was awarded by the Tulane Provosts's Office.https://academicaffairs.tulane.edu/funded-programs/lbgrants The call for entries of Women Combat Photographers was nationwide to all branches of the Military and was shown juried in print and shown at the New Orleans Photo Alliance in New Orleans and also as a Digital Slideshow at all SoPA Tulane Campuses. See image in row nine to the left. 

A 2018 SPRING 2018 NOMA-TULANE-SOPA DESIGN Symposium Wednesday April 4th , 6-7:30pm Freeman Auditorium at the Woldernberg Art Center on Tulane's Main Campus "Creating New Orleans Culture Through Design" with panelists. Funded in part by a Carol Lavin Bernick Facuty Grant from the Tulane University's Provost's office.

A 2018 Spring NOMA-Tulane SoPA Design Symposium; "Photography and Fashion: Capturing and Creating Costumes & Couture" at NOMA, New Orleans.

With her first appointment as Full Faculty she served continuously for seven years as a faculty representative and voting member on the University Senate and has served on several Tulane Senate Committees including: The Calendar Committee, The Information & Technology Committee, The University Committee on Assessment, The Faculty & Staff Benefits Committee, The Honors Committee, The Ad Hoc committee on Libraries and Senate representation, The Committee on Committees (current appointment), She also served at the invitation of the Provost's office of the University on the School of Continuing Studies Dean search committee and was part of the candidate interview process for the inaugural Director of the the Newcomb College Institute while serving on the Newcomb College Alumnae Board post Katrina., The University College/ School of Continuing Studies / SoPA Council (voting member since 2001), The Media Arts/ Digital Design Faculty Committee (since2001), Business Studies Faculty Search Committee, Computer Information Systems Faculty Search Committee, School of Continuing Studies Marketing Committee, Advising Minor Committee, CLEP Committee, MS Committee for the Start up of the Biloxi Campus, Full time Faculty Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Search committee for the Academic Dean, Search Committee for the Director of Media Arts/ Digital Design, and the Grievances Committee

Prior to teaching at Tulane University, Carrie taught at The University of New Orleans and Rhode Island School of Design. She also taught at Metairie Park Country Day School, NOCCA, Ben Franklin and McMain Magnet Schools, Gentilly Terrance, Hynes, The Colony at Country Day, Country Day Creative Arts Camp. See her CV for more information.

LISTING OF PAST COURSES: 

please note: does not include all independent study listings
Spring 2019
DDSN 1101-81 Digital Imaging *new course- new program of studies
DDSN 1102-81 Digital Illustration *new course- new program of studies
DDSN 2102-81 Digital Photography *new course- new program of studies
Summer-2018
DDSN 1101-81 Digital Imaging
DDSN 1505-81 Animation Studio I - Intro to Animation
Spring-2018
mdar2200-Digital Illustration 
mdar2300-Digital Imaging 
mdar4300-Animation II ( 3D )
Spring-2017
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration
MDAR-3200-81 Animation I (2D)
MDAR-4300-81 Animation II (3D)
Summer-2017
MDAR-2300-82 Digital Imaging
MDAR 4230-81 Digital Portfolio Development
Fall-2017
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration
MDAR-2300-81 Digital Imaging
MDAR-3200-81 Animation I (2D)
Spring-2016
MDAR-3200-81 Animation I (2D)
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration
MDAR-4300-81 Animation II (3D
Summer-2016
MDAR 3800-81 SOUND EDITING AND COMPOSITION (* new)
MDAR 4230-81 Digital Portfolio Development
Fall-2016
MDAR 2200-81 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION   
MDAR 3300-81 DIGITAL IMAGING II (*new)
MDAR 3910-81 ANIMATION I
Spring-2015
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 4300-81 Animation II
MDAR 3910-81 Animation I
Summer-2015
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 4300-81 Animation II
MDAR 3910-81 Special Effects
Fall-2015
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR-2300-82 Digital Imaging 
MDAR-3200-81 Animation I
Spring-2014
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR-4300-81 Animation II
MDAR-4320-81 Digital Portfolio
Summer-2014
MDAR-2300-81 Digital Imaging 
MDAR-3200-81 Animation I
Fall- 2014
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR-3200-81 Animation I
MDAR-3910-81 Special Effects
Spring-2013
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 3810-81 Designing Websites 
MDAR 4300-81 Animation II
Summer-2013
MDAR 2300 Digital Imaging 
MDAR 2200 Digital Illustration
Fall- 2013
MDAR 1020-81 Intro to Digital Design
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 3200-81 Animation I 
MDAR-4990-01fa12: Independent Study
Spring-2012
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 3200-81 Animation I 
MDAR 4300-81 Animation II
MDAR-4990-06sp12: Advanced Animation
Summer-2012
MDAR 2300-Digital Imaging 
MDAR 4320- Digital Portfolio
Fall 2012
MDAR 1020-81 Intro to Digital Design 
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 3200-81 Animation I 
MDAR-4990-01fa12: Independent Study
Spring-2011
MDAR 4300-81 Animation II 
MDAR 1020-81 Intro to Digital Design 
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration
Summer-2011
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 3200-81 Animation I
Fall-2011
MDAR 1020-81 Intro to Digital Design M/W 
MDAR 2200-81 Digital Illustration 
MDAR 4320-81 Digital Design Portfolio
Spring-2010
MDAR-4300-81 ANIMATION II ( 3D) 
MDAR-2200-81 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION I 
MDAR-3200-81 ANIMATION I (2D)
Summer-2010
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration I 
MDAR-2300-81 Digital Imaging I 
MDAR-3350-81su10: GRAPHIC DESIGN II*
Fall-2010
MDAR-3200-81 FALL-ANIMATION I 
MDAR-2200-81 FALL-Digital Illustration I 
MDAR-2300-82 FALL-Digital Imaging I 
Spring-2009
MDAR-2200-81 Digital Illustration I 
MDAR-230-82 Digital Imaging I E
MDAR-3200-81 ANIMATION I (2D)
Summer-2009
MDAR-220-81 Digital Illustration I Elmwood Campus
MDAR-430-81 ADV. 3D ANIMATION Elmwood Campus
MDAR499-22 ADVANCED PHOTO PORTFOLIO Uptown Campus
Fall-2009
MDAR-220-81 FALL Digital Illustration I Elmwood Campus
MDAR-320-81 FALL-Animation I  Elmwood Campus
MDAR-230-81 FALL-Digital Imaging I  Elmwood Campus
MDAR-499-01 VIDEO EDITING  Uptown Campus
Spring-2008
MDAR-220-81 Computer Illustration I Elmwood Campus
MDAR-330-81 Advanced Computer Illustration ( web animation) Elmwood Campus
MDAR-430-81 3D Design & Animation Elmwood Campus
Summer-2008
MDAR-431-81 Advanced Animation Short Subject Elmwood Campus
MDAR-320-81 Advanced Computer Illustration ( web animation) Elmwood Campus
Fall-2008
MDAR-220-81 Computer Illustration I Elmwood Campus
MDAR-320-81 Advanced Computer Illustration ( web animation) Elmwood Campus
MDAR-430-81 3D Design & Animation Elmwood Campus
Spring-2007
MDAR 250-81 Intro to Computer Illustration Elmwood Campus
MDAR 352-81 3D Design & Animation Elmwood Campus
MDAR 357-81 Advanced Computer Illustration ( web animation) Elmwood Campus
Summer-2007
MDAR431-81 Advanced animation Short Subject Elmwood Campus
MDAR432-81 Digital Portfolio Elmwood Campus
Fall-2007
MDAR-220-81 Computer Illustration I Elmwood Campus
MDAR-230-81 Digital Imaging I Elmwood Campus
MDAR-432-10 DIGITAL PORTFOLIO Online LA, MS, & FLA using Adobe Breeze
Spring-2006
UMAR 250-81 Intro to Computer Illustration Elmwood Campus
UMAR 352-81 3D Design & Animation Elmwood Campus
UMAR 357-81 Advanced Computer Illustration ( web animation) Elmwood Campus
UMAR 492-01 3D Animation Short Film Uptown Campus
UMAR492-02 Golf ( Course) Visualizations Uptown Campus( independent study in 3D Golf Course design)
Summer-2006
UMAR 250-81 Intro to Computer Illustration- Elmwood Campus
UMAR452-81 Animation Shorts and Webcasting- Elmwood Campus
Fall-2006
MDAR 250-81 Intro to Computer Illustration Elmwood Campus
MDAR 352-81 3D Design & Animation Elmwood Campus
MDAR 357-81 Advanced Computer Illustration ( web animation) Elmwood Campus
Spring-2005
UMAR 250-81 Intro to Computer Illustration Elmwood Campus
UMAR 352-81 3D Design & Animation Elmwood Campus
UMAR 357-81 Advanced Computer Illustration ( web animation) Elmwood Campus 
UMAR 492-05 Portfolio & Presentation ( w/ Adobe Breeze) Online
Summer-2005
UMAR 470-85 Portfolio & Presentation ( w/ Adobe Breeze ) Biloxi Campus
UMAR 470-05 Portfolio & Presentation ( w/ Adobe Breeze ) Uptown Campus
UMAR 470-81 Portfolio & Presentation ( w/ Adobe Breeze ) Elmwood Campus
Fall-2005 * Directly after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
UMAR 250-83 Intro to Computer Illustration Elmwood Campus
UMAR 352-84 3D Design and Animation Elmwood Campus
Spring-2004 
UMAR250-02 Intro to Computer Illustration Uptown Campus
UMAR357-01 Advanced Computer Illustration Uptown Campus
UMAR 430-01 Designing Websites Uptown Campus
Summer-2004
MAR250-02 Intro to Computer Illustration Uptown Campus 
MAR430-02 Designing Websites Uptown Campus
Fall-2004
UMAR250-81 Intro to Computer Illustration Elmwood Campus
UMAR350-01 Advanced Computer Art Uptown Campus
UMAR357-81 Advanced Computer Illustration Elmwood Campus
UMAR430-82 Designing Websites Elmwood Campus
Spring-2003
UMAR 250-90 Intro to Computer Illustration Downtown Campus NOC
(* NOC-New Orleans Center Campus Downtown- Closed Since Katrina)
UMAR 352-90 Advanced Computer Art Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 430-01 Designing Websites Uptown Campus
Summer-2003
UMAR 357-90 Advanced Computer Illustration Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 430-90 Designing Websites Downtown Campus NOC
Fall-2003
UMAR 250-01 Intro to Computer Illustration Uptown Campus
UMAR 352-90 3D Design & Animation Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 430-01 Designing Websites Uptown Campus
Spring-2002
UMAR 250-90 Intro to Computer Illustration Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 352-91 Advanced Computer Art Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 380-90 Intermediate Graphic Design Downtown Campus NOC
Summer-2002
UMAR 250-90 Intro to Computer Illustration Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 350-90 Computer Art & Digital Imaging Downtown Campus NOC
Fall-2002
UMAR 250-91 Intro to Computer Illustration Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 352-90 3D Design & Animation Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 430=90 Designing Websites Downtown Campus NOC
Fall-2001
UMAR 250-90 Intro to Computer Illustration Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 280-90 Intro to Graphic Design Downtown Campus NOC
UMAR 350-90 Computer Art & Digital Imaging Downtown Campus NOC