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N_DREW has over a decade of experience as an educator, mentor, advisor and tutor to diverse students of all ages. N_DREW has created and presented many workshops, including a one for The Visual Arts Gallery of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Mini-Synth Building Workshop at Dubspot in New York.



N_DREW has worked in new media production in Los Angeles, as well as taught sound design and new media production courses both in Southern California and at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  N_DREW has also taught sound design at Dubspot, New York’s electronic music production school.  Recent workshops include creating portable analog mini-synths.

Course or workshop topics:

UNDERGRADUATE--
Sound Design
Synthesis and Sampling
Music Video and Visual Music
Introduction to Design and Production
Games and Interactive Media
Experimental Video and Animation

GRADUATE--
Graduate Study: Immersive Media, Advanced Production and the Media Arts
Art, Information and Entertainment
Interactive Storytelling and Games
Interactivity and New Media
Seminar in Designing Physical Games and Interactive Media



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