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Where We're Working

Our network of graduates from the MFA in Lighting Design program at the University of SC can be found from coast to coast working as professional designers, technical directors, teachers and more!

Current Employment Positions of All MFA Lighting Design Alumni

(Updated Fall 2016)

Students Studying Under Graduate Advisor Professor Jim Hunter
Present to 1996

Marc Hurst, MFA Lighting Design 2015
Freelance Lighting Designer, South Carolina
Including Trustus Theatre, Columbia, SC


Brad Cozby, MFA Lighting Design 2012
Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham, Alabama
Resident Lighting Designer
April 2016 – Present

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Assistant Technical Director
September 2015 – Present


Ian Del Duca, MFA Lighting Design 2012
CUNY – Hunter College, New York, NY
Production Manager / Instructor


Aaron Pelzek, MFA Lighting Design 2009
Shadowbox Live, Columbus, Ohio
Technical Director / Resident Designer
June 2015 – Present


Jason Diaz, MFA Lighting Design 2007
Robert Singer & Associates, Scottsdale, AZ
Lighting Designer
August 2007 – Present


Charley Pogue, MFA Lighting Design 2006
The Walt Disney Company, Worldwide
Senior Lighting Designer
November 2014 – Present


Robert Eubanks, MFA Lighting Design 2005
Society for the Performing Arts Houston, Texas
Director of Production
March 2015 – Present


Danielle Wilson, MFA Lighting Design 2003
Super Peeps Industries, Lexington SC

Freelance Lighting and Sound Designer, South Carolina


David Ferguson, MFA Lighting Design 2001
New Trier Township High School, Chicago, IL
Technical Theatre Director/Designer


Ann Courtney, MFA Lighting Design 1999
Rockbridge Ballet, Lexington, Virginia
Resident Designer

Courtney / Collins Studios


Kevin Shaw, MFA Lighting Design 1997
Leach Theatre, Rolla, Missouri
Technical Director / Resident Designer
2011 to present

Ozark Actors Theatre, Rolla, Missouri
Scenic & Lighting Designer
2011 to present



Students Studying Under Graduate Advisor Assistant Professor E. D. Intemann
1994 to 1983

Chester Loeffler-Bell, MFA Lighting Design 1995
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Artistic Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Performing Arts


Garth Dolan, MFA Lighting Design 1995
Atmosphere, Inc., Silver Spring, MD


Jim Hart, MFA Lighting Design 1993
Hofstra University, Long Island, New York
Teaching Administrator, Adjunct Associate Professor of Drama and Dance


Dean R. Wilcox, MFA Lighting Design 1989
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Dean, The Division of Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies
July 2011 to the present


Joseph Ronald Higdon, MFA Lighting Design 1988
Davidson College, Davison, NC
Theatre Technical Director


Patrick Gill, MFA Lighting Design 1984
U.S. Military Academy at West Point. New York
Manager of Instructional Technology

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