Flexible course schedules for working adults and non-traditional students at Tulane SoPA

A Team of Experts to Guide Your Path

to provide you with the most up-to-date expertise and skills required of the industry today.



DDSN 1101: Digital Imaging
DDSN 1102: Digital Illustration
DDSN 2102: Digital Photography

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504-247-1283 (direct)
504-865-5555 (main)

Carrie Lee Schwartz, M.F.A.

Carrie Lee Schwartz is a Senior Professor of the Practice of Digital Design and has been teaching at SoPA since 2001. She was the first full-time faculty member hired in the school, and created several courses that led to the creation of the Digital Design degree. She has been working with Photoshop since 1991 and her specialties include photography, digital imaging, illustration and animation as well as critical thinking. Find out more at her website http://carrieleeschwartz.com.

What advice would you give to someone who's considering finishing their degree, or starting for the first time as an adult?

Lose your fear. Show up and be ready to enjoy learning again. Ask questions! Make comments. Know that you each have just as much to offer in class as everyone else. Ask for help if and when you need it. See your advisor. Taking some classes out of your comfort zone can lead to unexpected discoveries and sometimes new career paths. See each assignment as an opportunity to excel! Always attend class. Always attend other events if you can. Explore the Library. Visit the archives. Go see sports events. Attend Homecoming and Crawfest. Attend other events on campus.

What is the first career you dreamed of as a child?

Fighter pilot.

What is the best advice you've ever received?

Be a lifelong learner. Try to learn something new every day.