Name: Rory Scanlon

    Title: Professor


    Division: Design/Tech

    Office: F-480 HFAC

    Phone: (801) 422-3430

    Profile: Rory Scanlon was born and raised in Gooding, Idaho. He completed his BA in Theatre through studies at Idaho State University and Brigham Young University. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with an MFA in Costume Design. In 1984 he returned to BYU as an instructor in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, where he has continued to teach in the design and technology area. He has served as Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) and as Associate Dean for BYU Undergraduate Studies, including filling the position of Director of BYU’s Honor Program from 2010 to 2012. He is currently serving a second time as Associate Dean for the CFAC over Production and Projects. Rory’s professional credits include television productions with such companies as Hasbro, General Foods, and Disney. Not many designers can claim that they have designed costumes for Mr. Kool-Aid! His theatre projects include design work for Tuacahn for their Disney series and the most recent costume designs for the Hill Cumorah Pageant. His first book with Costume Fashion Press in New York, entitled “Costume Design Graphics” was released in 2001. Rory’s research area is Old Testament and Book of Mormon clothing, which has led to his two contributing research articles now available at

    BA, Brigham Young University, 1972; MFA, University of Illinois, 1984.

    Courses Taught

    • TMA 259 Principles of Design for Stage and Screen
    • TMA 362 Costume Design
    • TMA 363 Scenic Design
    • TMA 369 Design Practicum
    • TMA 379 Design Seminar
    • TMA 479 Advanced Design
    • TMA 489 Design for Production

    Curriculum Vitae
    Rory Scanlon CV



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