Morgan Giles

Graphic & Web Design

General Education Instructor
The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University

General Education Instructor Morgan Giles

There isn't just one way to do or think about anything. Morgan Giles , General Education Instructor
, The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University

Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school.

How do you help prepare your students for the realities of the professional world?

Although I’m not a veteran of one of the industries for which we prepare our students, I stress that each of those industries has certain expectations regarding professional behavior, and I do my best to make sure they’re ready for the challenges and rigors they’ll soon be facing.

How would you describe your approach to inspiring students?

I try to inspire my students to look deeper into the visual culture and seek out what their work, along with the work of others, suggest about the nature of humanity, our society, our relationship to the world around us, and our ethical responsibilities.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success?

As important as it is for students from different programs to work together, I believe that students and teachers also need to collaborate with each other. My door’s always open for anyone who’s having a tough time with anything we’ve covered in class.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

I tell my students to think for themselves, and I remind them that there isn’t just one way to do or think about anything.