Name: Dennis Wright
Title: Assistant Professor
Profile: Dennis Wright holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Clothing & Textiles with a minor in Theatre Arts. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University in Theatrical Costume Design. Dennis has worked extensively in both retail and entertainment industries. He worked as a manager and visual merchandiser for J. Riggings Menswear and Michael’s Craft Stores. Dennis has designed costumes for productions at Pioneer Theater Company, Jackson Hole Playhouse, American Reparatory Theatre, The Barn Theater, The Scera Shell, and Signature Productions.
Dennis spent 10 years as a costumer, costume designer, and project manager with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While there he designed character costumes, attraction uniforms, and contributed to multiple live stage productions. He also managed uniform production for several large-scale Disney resorts.
Dennis worked for Sanford-Brown College (formerly IADT) for 11 years, starting as an adjunct instructor at the Orlando campus in 2005. After becoming a full time instructor he moved to the Las Vegas campus in 2009. He became Department Chair in 2013 overseeing programs in Fashion Design & Merchandising, Game Production, and Graphic Design. In 2014 Dennis was awarded Career Education Corporation’s Educator of the Year.
BA, Brigham Young University 1992; MFA, Boston University 1998.
- TMA 362 – Costume Design
- TMA 462 – History of Costume
- TMA 468R – Specialty Costume
- TMA 479R – Advanced Design
- TMA 489R – Design for Production