Mr. David Brandon
Office: PAC 134
Phone: (615) 963-2132
M.F.A. in Scenic Design, Indiana University
B.A. in Theatre, Rhodes College
David Brandon, MFA, joins the Department of Communications as a temporary full-time faculty member as a specialist in theatre design and production. He brings more than twenty years of professional theatre experience to the classroom. Professor Brandon has presented regularly at the Souteastern Theatre Conference and Tennessee Theatre Association. In 2011, images of design work were published in Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design by Karen Brewster and Melissa Shafer.
Professor Brandon has taught undergraduate students in the theatre program at Austin Peay State University. He also taught for three years at the prestigious Cobalt Studios in New York. In addition, he has also worked as an Adjunct Professor Middle Tennessee State University, O’More College of Design and the International Academy of Design and Technology.
Favorite set designs include Cosi Fan Tutti, Hot Mikado, Romeo and Juliet, As I Lay Dying and King Lear. Other design credits include Assistant Set Designer for Smoke on the Mountain at the Ryman Auditorium and initial set design for A Stoop On Orchard Street, which opened Off-off Broadway. Professional painting credits include: feature films, The Last Castle and Roadtrip; a backdrop for Twyla Tharp's Dance Company; and shows designed by James Joy, Jaroslav Malina, Santo Loquasto and Jane Musky. He also painted scenery used to photograph the album cover art for Wynona Judd’s Sing: Chapter 1.