Name: Eric Fielding
Title: Professor Emeritus
Division: TMA Retired Faculty
Profile: Eric Fielding was a professor of design and resident set designer in the BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts for 28 years before retiring from full-time service in June 2012. He also taught in the theatre programs at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, DePaul University, University of Utah, University of Texas at Austin. From 1993 to 1998 he served as chair of the BYU Theatre and Media Arts Department. His more than 250 designs have been seen in such venues as the Utah Opera, Tuacahn, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, the Hill Cumorah Pageant, and LDS Church Films including How Rare a Possession. He is a 30-year member of USITT, OISTAT, and the United Scenic Artists, the professional designers union. In 1991, he won a Gold Medal for his design of the exhibition, Mozart in America, at the Prague Quadrennial, the world’s premiere exhibition of theatrical design. He served as the creator and director of World Stage Design, a new quadrennial international exhibition of theatrical design which premiered in Toronto in March 2005, with subsequent exhibitions in Korea (2009), Wales (2013), and Taiwan (2017). Recently he has continued his work as co-editor of World Scenography, a new book series documenting significant and influential international theatre design since 1975. The first volume, World Scenography 1975-1990, was published in February 2012 and was the recipient of the 2014 USITT Golden Pen Award; the second volume, World Scenography 1990-2005, was published in November 2014.
BA, Brigham Young University, 1974; MFA, Goodman School of Drama, Art Institute of Chicago, 1976.