Eric Fielding

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Eric Fielding, 2008
Eric Fielding is an emeritus professor of design and the former resident set designer in the Department of Theatre & Media Arts at Brigham Young University. He has taught in the theatre programs at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago at DePaul University, University of Utah, University of Texas at Austin, and for more than 27 years at BYU until his retirement in 2012. From 1993 to 1998, he also served as Chair of the BYU TMA Department. In 2003, Fielding presented an address as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for BYU's College of Fine Arts and Communications.

More than 200 of his set designs have been seen in venues, such as, the Utah Opera, Tuacahn, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, and LDS Church films, including How Rare a Possession. Fielding also worked with the Hill Cumorah Pageant, where he designed the new sets, properties, and lighting. The set included seven individual stage units that create the impression of an ancient Mayan temple erected on the side of the hill.

Fielding is a 30-year member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the Organisation Internationale des Scénographes et technicians de Théatre (OISTT), and the United Scenic Artists, a professional designers union. In 1991, he won a Gold Medal for his design of the exhibition, Mozart in America, at the Prague Quadrennial, the world's premiere exhibition of theatrical design. He also served as the creator and director of World Stage Design, a quadrennial international exhibition of theatrical design which premiered in Toronto in March 2005.

In 2013, Fielding started working on “World Scenography,” a three-volume book series documenting international theatre design from 1975 to 2015. He partnered with Peter McKinnon, who is a theatre professor and lighting designer at York University in Toronto. Their first volume, World Scenography 1975-1990, received the 2014 Golden Pen Award at the USITT Stage Conference and Expo in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 2014, he served as the scenic designer for BYU's production of A Man for All Seasons.


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