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THA 337: Set Design I
Carol Beckley is an associate professor and designer in the Theater Department at Buffalo State. Her area of expertise is set design. She is a professional set designer, art director, photographer, and scenic artist.
She has designed scenery for over 150 theater and dance productions in venues from Toronto to Dallas and has been the art director for network television programming on PBS, Showtime, and Fox. National clients for trade show and commercial design include AETNA, Comerica, Fisher Price, Mattel, RadioShack, PepsiCo, the Southwest Football Conference, and Toys R Us.
Her photography has been used in numerous ad campaigns including the cover shot for American Cueist Magazine.
Carol has presented her award-winning work with students at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, The New York State Art Teachers Association Conference, The Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival, and the Great Lakes Independent Schools Arts Festival. She has also taught graduate classes at Art Park and served as a visiting artist at the University of Buffalo.
Carol attended the Fashion Institute of Technology for Interior Design, received a BFA in Theater Design from Ithaca College, and an MFA in Stage Design, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.
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