Jeromy Hopgood

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Professor of Scenic Design

School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts

123 Judy Sturgis Hill Building


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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 and 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.


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


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


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

Professional Affiliations

  • United States Institute of Theatre Technology