Eastern Michigan University
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Jeromy Hopgood

Associate Professor of Scenic Design

Jeromy Hopgood 100 Quirk

734-487-0030

jhopgood@emich.edu

Degrees

  • MFA - Scenic Design (Secondary Emphasis: Lighting), University of Arkansas, 2003
  • BA - Theatre Arts (Technical Theatre), Arkansas Tech University, 2000

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • United States Institute of Theatre Technology

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAR 152 - Technical Theatre: Scenery & Lighting
  • CTAR 252 - Stagecraft: Scenery & Props
  • CTAR 351 / 651 - Scene Design
  • CTAR 352 - Drafting for the Entertainment Industry
  • CTAR 353 - Computer Applications in Design
  • CTAR 362 / 662 - Lighting Design: Stage & Beyond

Advising

  • Theatre Arts, BA - major and minor
  • Theatre Arts, MA

Biography

Jeromy Hopgood brings over a decade of professional work in the world of entertainment design and technology to the classroom. He has designed scenery, lighting, and sound for professional theatres in Arkansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Michigan. He worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in its Tony-Award-Winning season alongside numerous Broadway designers. Since arriving in Michigan, Jeromy has designed for 8th Wonder Productions, performance Network Theatre, and served as the resident scenic design and technical director for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. Prior to coming to EMU, Jeromy served as a professor of design/technology at the University of Kentucky and Appalachian State University. Upon arrival at EMU in 2008, he began working on curriculum development for a new program in Entertainment Design & Technology. As a longstanding member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Professor Hopgood has presented research through numerous panels on pedagogy and assessment of design and technology at the university level. Professional publications include multiple articles on creating digital portfolios and serving as a contributor to the recent Illustrated Theatre Production Guide 2nd Edition by John Holloway.

The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344