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Spencer, Jonathan Senior Instructor



courses taught

  • THTR 1105 - Stage Technologies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Introduces technical production elements and procedures, including materials, organizations, methods and equipment to realize theatrical scenery, properties, lighting and sound.
  • THTR 2105 - Introduction to Performance Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces the creative/collaborative process of design for theatre and dance, including scenery, costume, lighting, and sound. Students create design projects and evaluate them with regard to artistic and practical concerns. Much of the course work is hands-on, experiential, and team-oriented.
  • THTR 3015 - Scene Design 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines the process of theatrical scene design from early conception to realization. Course work is project-based. Students are introduced to the crafts of script analysis, conceptualization, design expression, drafting, and 3-D model building.
  • THTR 3055 - Stage Lighting Design 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces the craft of stage lighting design through lecture/demos, hands-on production experiences, theoretical projects and applied lighting labs. Subject matter includes the functions of stage lighting, aesthetics of light, color theory, lighting for performance, design graphics and basic lighting technology.
  • THTR 4055 - Stage Lighting Design 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Explores the depths and nuances of stage lighting design through the execution of weekly laboratory projects and critiques. Work singly and in groups in a hands-on environment of experimentation and exploration using industry standard lighting fixtures and control consoles. Students develop the ability to examine the aesthetics of light, to communicate their intentions to collaborators, to determine the efficacy of their approaches, and to adjust to achieve their goals.
  • THTR 4095 - Special Topics in Theatre Design and Technology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Intensive study of specialized topics in theatre technology and design. Topics and credits specified in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours within a term.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)