Jeromy Hopgood

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Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology

School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts

103 Judy Sturgis Hill Building


[email protected]


Professor Hopgood is an educator, designer, and author whose work includes scenery, projection design, lighting, sound, dance, and event/installation work (Design website: His designs have been seen in professional theatres and dance companies across the United States. His projection design for Skeleton Crew at People’s Light and Theatre Company was nominated for the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre, Outstanding Media Design. In addition, his projection design for After Ünica was selected as part of the US National Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial ’23, marked as one of the finest media designs created by an American designer during the previous four years. PQ is the largest and most historic performance design event in the world, often described as the Olympics or World Fair for performance designers.

Jeromy is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 in the Projection Design category. He is also the author of QLab 3 Show Control, and QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, & Lighting Control (the definitive guidebooks for Figure 53’s popular audio/video/lighting software), as well as Dance Production: Design & Technology. His newest book, The Projection Designer's Toolkit was released in 2021. In addition to his books, Jeromy is a regular contributor to such trade publications as Live Design, and Stage Directions, and on his own Entertainment Design & Technology blog (

Jeromy regularly teaches master classes on projection design, as well as the industry-standard QLab show control software, which he presents at venues across the country. Recent master classes include: LDI in Las Vegas, IATSE Local 38, Opera Memphis, College of DuPage, Hamilton College, and numerous workshops through USITT, of which he is a longstanding member and a recent Vice-Commissioner for the Digital Media Commission.


  • 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
  • CTAR 155: Producing Theatre
  • EDT 252 Stagecraft: Scenery and Props
  • EDT 322: Scenic Painting
  • EDT 342: Projection and Sound Design
  • EDT 351/651: Scene Design
  • EDT 352: Drafting for the Entertainment Industry
  • EDT 353: Computer Applications in Design


  • Entertainment Design & Technology, BA, Major and minor
  • Theatre Arts, BA, major and minor
  • Theatre Arts, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829
  • United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT)
  • International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians (OISTAT)