H. Homayoun Nouramadi
Media Arts & Animation
Follow your passion for the art of filmmaking. H. Homayoun Nouramadi , Media Instructor
, The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?
It all started when I was watching my oldest brother perform on stage when I was nine years old. Although theatre is only one aspect of my professional life, it’s definitely what ignited my creative passion at an early age.
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?
Teaching creativity is mostly about exploring the work of creative professionals of the past. I use my experience as a bridge to connect students—and the future creative professionals in them—to the past.
What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?
Students are different in many ways, so I constantly modify my approach to teaching and mentoring to better accommodate their needs.
How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?
Technology has changed the way art is made. For example, a video editor can now create graphics or visual effects, whereas before you’d need professional graphic and visual artists. But you can’t replace the quality of the work of that graphic or visual artist. Students who collaborate with peers in other programs are setting themselves up for future success in the industry.
What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?
Follow your passion for the art of filmmaking.