Kurt Paulsen, communication department professor

Kurt Paulsen


  • M.F.A. in Motion Media Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Thesis: Blended Learning for Motion Media Designers
  • M.A. in Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
  • B.A. in Communication, Summa Cum Laude, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato MN. Graduate of 2005. Emphasis on Video Production.
  • A.A. in Digital Video Arts, Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Graduate of 2003. Emphasis on post-production.

Employment History

  • Instructor (2005-Present), Bethany Lutheran College
  • Videographer/Editor (2005), James Tower
  • Media Specialist (2003-2005), Bethany Lutheran College
  • Instructor (2004-2005), Minneapolis Community and Technical College


  • Finalist, 25th Annual Telly Awards, “Bethany Hockey Commercial”
  • 2nd Place, 7th Annual International MGA Awards, “The Skylands of VanMorse”
  • 2nd Place, Festival of Media Arts, BEA, “The Skylands of VanMorse”
  • Award of Distinction,The Videographer Awards, “The Skylands of VanMorse”

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Broadcast Education Association
  • Member of Promax/BDA Creative Educators Forum

Computer Skills/Interests

Trained on Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Maxon Cinema 4D, Dragon Stop Motion. Comfortable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Academic Specialties

  • Animation (2D, 3D, and Stop Motion)
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Experimental Film
  • Film History


Blended Learning Methods for Motion Media Design Instruction, Nov. 2010