James C. Thurston (Jim)
Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A. Theater Major, Art History Minor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1982.
Areas of Expertise
- Scene Design and Light Design
- Theater architecture and performance space
- Computer aided design for theater
Courses Currently Teaching
|AR268 A||Design Thinking Studio: Performative Sculpture|
|TD135 A||Introduction to Design|
|TD365 A||Advanced Topics in Design: Architectural Imaging|
Other Courses Taught
|TD 335||Designing with Light|
|TD 493||Senior Thesis|
Jim Thurston is a free-lance designer and educator. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern University's School of Speech in design for the stage. He has created designs for over 100 productions including plays, musicals, and modern dance. His specialties are scene design and stage lighting.
Jim teaches design and technical production for the Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His research centers on innovation and aesthetic change in scenography for contemporary dance. He investigates evolving aesthetic shifts due to the impact of the digital age on choreography, performance, and scenography.
Current goals include collaborations with theater and dance professionals in New England. Jim's Selected Resume presents his range of production experience.
Research centers on innovation and aesthetic change in scenography for contemporary dance. He investigates evolving aesthetic shifts due to the impact of the digital age on choreography, performance, and scenography.
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