Charles Shami

Charles Shami

Charles Shami

  • B.F.A., studio art, Jacksonville University, 1989
  • M.F.A., computer art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2000
First year at SCAD:

"I have always enjoyed working with people and sharing ideas. During my time in graduate school, I was asked to teach a basic computer graphics course. After teaching the course, I realized that I wanted to instruct and to encourage the students' talents and strengths. As an artist and teacher, I feel that teaching is not a profession but a passion, and that students know how much you care about their success."


Acting department chair of interactive design and game development, Dec. 2010-Nov. 2011

Awards, recognition and honors

Ambassador Choice Award, 2010; Juried Student Exhibition Award, Jacksonville University, 1989


International Game Developers Association, Game Development Network, The Gamer's Guild

Previous Positions

Freelance artist, Jacksonville public defender's office, Jacksonville Public Library, Animation Closet, AGR Fabricators; program director, adjunct professor, Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Florida

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Courses Taught

  • ANIM 250 Digital Form, Space and Lighting
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications
  • ITGM 130 Digital Design Aesthetics
  • ITGM 240 Modeling, Materials and Lighting
  • ITGM 352 Environment and Level Design
  • ITGM 405 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio I
  • ITGM 465 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio II
  • ITGM 490 Interactive Design and Game Development Portfolio
  • ITGM 721 Environments for Games
  • ITGM 755 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio I
  • ITGM 765 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio II