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Department: Theatre & Dance

Matthew MielkeMatthew Mielke

Professor of Theatre, Designer and Technical Director

Office:

Theatre 206

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549026
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4785
Office Fax: (205) 226-3044
E-mail: mmielke@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

Matt Mielke is a Professor and has been at BSC since 1990 as Scenic and Lighting Designer and Technical Director. Before that he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University and Visiting Instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College. His design and technical credits outside of BSC include Birmingham Festival Theatre, Seaworld, Polyeffects Productions, and Southern Ballet Theatre.

Educational Background:

M.F.A University of Minnesota 1986
B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College 1982

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • theatre design and technology
  • computer design
  • general aviation

Courses Taught:

ThA 101, 201, 301, 401 Theatre Practicum (¼)

ThA 102, 202, 302, 402 Theatre Practicum (½)
Practical experience in performance or technical areas of theatre by participation in College Theatre productions. Prerequisite: consent of instructor or audition. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring.

ThA 110 Introduction to Stagecraft (1)
An introduction to the principles and practices of constructing stage settings and furnishings, problem-solving using theatre technology, shop safety and scenic art. Spring.

ThA 111 Make-up (½)
Basic techniques in application of stage make-up for theatre, dance, and opera. Fall.

ThA 210 Technical Workshop (½)
A practical course in the technical aspects of theatre. Fall, Spring.

ThA 211 Stage Lighting (1)
Principles and practice of stage lighting, design, and execution. Fall.

ThA 310 Set Design (1)
The art of stage design from concept to construction. Prerequisite: ThA 110 or consent. Fall.