Mahmoud Salimi, M.F.A. — Assistant Professor

"Never quit if you believe in the value of your goal."

Degrees Held:

  • M.F.A. – Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010

Department: Liberal Arts/Communication

Career highlights:

I started my film career as a screenwriter and a film director’s assistant. I have worked on various fiction and documentary films, music videos and corporate promotions in Asia, Europe and the United States. I have filled the roles of writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, production manager, gaffer, camera operator and camera assistant. My work has been recognized by various film festivals internationally.

I co-founded Exile Theater and The Dramatic Arts Center, worked for various non-profit organizations such as the United Nations and the BBC and I’ve taught film and theater classes at different institutions and universities internationally.

  • Links to share:

    https://vimeo.com/61769303

  • In which online degree programs do you teach?

    BS in Communications with a concentration in Communications Studies

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    Corporate Video Production

  • Why did you start teaching?

    Education can change people’s lives. To be a part of it is the most exciting experience one can have. I decided to be part of this process and to pass my knowledge and experience to the next generation of entrepreneurs so they can make a positive change in their lives.

  • What's the best advice that you ever received?

    Every failure is a successful attempt toward achieving your goal.

  • What's the best advice that you could give your students?

    Never quit if you believe in the value of your goal.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in video production?

    Hard work, persistence, professionalism and networking.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas” by David Bornstein.

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