Justin  Miller, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
Office:  RCS456

Curriculum Vitae
I believe in hands-on learning, trial and error, and that no two students are the same.

What area do you teach?

Scenic Design & Technical Theatre


BFA Theatre from Tarleton State University
MFA Production Design from Michigan State University

Your philosophy of teaching:

I believe in hands-on learning, trial and error, and that no two students are the same.

Why did you decide to teach?

I enjoy taking the excitement that students bring about theatre and giving them the skills and tools to express their artistry through built environments on stage and storytelling through physical objects.

Credentials/career path

I have taught high school and university. I have freelanced at theatres across the country. I taught at Texas A&M University for 6 years. I have managed entire theatre companies. I regularly speak to national audiences at conference.

Professional Highlight

I co-founded a summer theatre company with a grad student that ran for 4 seasons


2nd Place, Black Hills Playhouse 2018 Beard and Mustache Competition

Organization with which you are involved

United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Broadway Green Alliance

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Miller, Justin A. "The Labor of Greening Love's Labour's Lost." In Readings in Performance and Ecology, edited by Wendy Arons and Theresa J. May, 191-200. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Best advice for students

Ask your professors questions, do not believe rumors for other students. Go to the source.


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