Dwayne Carter has been teaching in Richland College's Multimedia Learning Center since it opened in 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Both degrees focused on painting and drawing with hours in video and in contemporary film history.
He taught studio art classes at Richland from 1981 to 1996 including Digital Imaging, Design, Drawing and Painting. He has also taught Drawing at Brookhaven College and Design at University of Texas at Dallas.
He has received numerous awards, including Richland College 2005 Associate Faculty of the Year for his work as a Visiting Scholar. He was selected as 2002 Leader of the Year in the DCCCD Leadership Program. He has served as director of the Richland Digital Media Festival and chairs the DCCCD Multimedia Curriculum Committee.
Carter has created art for CBS Productions such as Walker Texas Ranger, and Dangerous Curves along with the movie It Takes Two (TPT Inc.). He has worked as an artist at a sign shop, book bindery and as a freelancer. Additionally he worked for a year as a Multimedia Developer for Richland College, collaborating with Faculty in Theater, English and Biology to create interactive educational and creative projects.
In addition to his multimedia skills in animation, digital art and interactivity, he has exhibited art and videos in galleries and festivals for more than 30 years. His video, interactive works, and animations have been included in the Aurora New Media Art Festival, Dallas Video Festival and at the University of Texas at Dallas. His digital art and paintings have been exhibited at the Latino Cultural Center, Bath House Cultural Center, RO2 Gallery, Plush Gallery and MFA Gallery. He co-organized the 2016 Freefall Festival of Art, Poetry and Performance. He also served as a board member of Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition from 1992-1995.
His enthusiasm for art and multimedia are an encouragement to students to challenge themselves, explore new ideas and be productive in creating a successful, innovative and expressive portfolio.