Brian Scruggs

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Associate Professor

Theatre Arts; Entertainment Design & Technology

 123 Judy Sturgis Hill Building

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Brian M. Scruggs is a lighting, sound, and scenic designer with an MFA in Lighting Design from Wayne State University’s illustrious Hilberry Repertory Theatre.  Currently, Brian is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University teaching in their Entertainment Design and Technology program.  Brian’s passion is cultivating young theatre minds into the next great wave of theatre artists.  Professionally, Brian has worked extensively in the Detroit area at theatres including the Detroit Repertory Theatre, Tipping Point Theatre, Williamston Theatre, and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival to name a few.  In 2012, Brian was awarded a Wilde Award for his lighting design of The Winter’s Tale for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival’s 2011 season. In 2023, he and his wife were finalists in the Kentucky Theatre Association’s Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Festival for their play Not From Around Here.


  • BS in Theatre, Eastern Michigan University, 2003
  • MA in Theatre, Eastern Michigan University, 2005
  • MFA in Theatrical Lighting Design, Wayne State University, 2013


  • EDT 152: Technical Theatre: Scenery and Lighting
  • EDT 253: Lighting Technology
  • EDT 255: Stage Management
  • EDT 352: Drafting for the Entertainment Industry
  • EDT 362: Lighting Design
  • CTAA 167, 267, 367: Theatre Practice
  • EDT 368: Applied Design I
  • EDT 468: Applied Design II


  • Entertainment Design and Technology (BA)
  • Theatre Arts (BA)

Professional Affiliations

  • USITT (United States Institute of Theatre Technology)
  • SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference)
  • MATC (Mid America Theatre Conference)