M.M. The University of Montana
M.F.A. The University of Montana
In the Fall of 1998 Rick helped initiate the integration of digital technology and the arts when he developed and taught the original version of the MAR111A Integrated Digital Art course. A year later he developed and taught the first motion design course in the School of Fine Arts and in 2000 developed the first web design course in the School. Rick was named Chair of Media Arts when it became a Department in 2006 and served as Director of the School of Media Arts through 2012. Currently he teaches in the Integrated Digital Media specialization. His creative output includes music and sound design compositions for movie and theatre productions, directing and editing credit for short documentary projects and a variety of still and short-form motion design work. His current research emphasis is online education and the artistic application of digital technology in the Arts.