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Tulane School of Professional Advancement Hires Dr. Amanda Garcia



Amanda Garcia

NEW ORLEANS — The Tulane School of Professional Advancement announces the hire of Dr. Amanda Garcia as the new Director of Digital Design and Professor of Practice. Dr. Garcia comes to Tulane after a tenure at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she held the title of Graphic Design Program Coordinator.

Dr. Garcia holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a research focus on Socially Responsible Design in Higher Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design and Visual Communication from The Savannah College of Art and Design. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Visualization from Texas A&M University at College Station. 

"Design has the power to shape and impact our society in very meaningful ways," said Dr. Garcia. "With this philosophy in mind, the School of Professional Advancement Digital Design program is undergoing a transformation and evolution to meet the needs of the workforce and better prepare students in the graphic design, animation, gaming and interactive fields to be competitive upon graduation."

Dr. Garcia brings years of experience in the industry as an award-winning designer. She has worked with a diverse group of companies, including Time Warner Cable, Goodwill Industries, The Venetian Las Vegas, Volkswagen and United Way. With this deep professional knowledge and a passion for education, Dr. Garcia joins the Media Arts faculty with the goal of refining the Digital Design curriculum to include more rigorous courses with an emphasis on portfolio development using different technology platforms. 

Digital design is a burgeoning field, and students who attain a Digital Design degree from the Tulane School of Professional Advancement will have the opportunity to learn from professors with real-world design experience and professional connections. Upon graduation, students can pursue careers in graphic design, animation, web design, interactive game design and more.

For more information on Dr. Garcia or the requirements for attaining a Digital Design degree at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, interested parties can visit www.sopa.tulane.edu. Prospective students may also call the university directly at 504-865-5555 or visit Tulane's Uptown Campus in person at 6823 St. Charles Avenue.

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