Undergraduate Design Program Director
Shannon T. Schweitzer, Assistant Professor of Lighting Design received his BA from Mount Union College and his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University. He has designed lights and sets from the East Coast to the Midwest. He has served as the Resident Lighting Designer for the Ohio Light Opera for ten summers designing over thirty shows at OLO. In NYC Shannon has worked with Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre, Theatre Ten Ten, and The Zipper Theatre to name a few. Shannon has also served as the Resident Lighting Designer for Theater of Youth in Buffalo. In 2005 Shannon received two ACTF awards in Lighting Design for Tea and Sympathy and The Children's Hour as well as The Lansing State Journal award for Best Set Design for The House of Blue Leaves. Mr. Schweitzer has most recently served as Assistant Professor of design at Buffalo State College for six years designing over 30 shows. You can see more of Professor Schweitzer's work at shannonschweitzerdesigns.com. Schweitzer teaches lighting design, digital design, and computer-aided-drafting.