Are you heading to Cincinnati for the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference next week? So is URTA–and we’d love to see you there!
Be sure to check out the URTA panel discussion:
Undergraduate Teachers: Frontline Educators/Mentors/Guides
Thursday, March 19th, 1:00 PM – Room 232
URTA and USITT present a panel discussion on teaching theatre design and technology at the undergraduate level. The panel will be led by distinguished faculty, and attendees will be fully involved in the conversation on topics including: what type of education and skills students should seek to acquire on-campus and off (and how faculty can help them acquire it); the significant challenges in undergraduate instruction; mentoring for graduate training, internships and career transition; time off—if any—between undergraduate and graduate enrollment; and most importantly, an open forum for Q&As. This session continues a process of networking undergraduate and graduate education and training—an important discussion now and into the future. Faculty and students are welcome to join the conversation.
In addition to URTA’s Scott Steele, participants to include:
Holly Poe Durbin Professor and Head of Costume Design – University of California, Irvine
Sarah Nash Gates Professor Emeritus – University of Washington
Mary Heilman Head of Applied Design for Performance, and Recruitment Manager – California Institute of the Arts
Sean Savoie Sr. Lecturer and Coordinator of Design/Technical Theatre Program – Washington University in St. Louis
Kenton Yeager Associate Professor, Head of MFA in Entertainment Lighting Design & Technology – University of Tennessee/Clarence Brown Theatre
Mark your calendars now, and we’ll see you at USITT!