Cornish Programs

Performance Production

The Performance Production Department prepares Designers (Costume, Lighting, Scenic, and Sound) Stage Managers, and Technical Directors for a vibrant career.

Performance Production student working on Costume Design in large studio with mannequins

What To Expect

in Performance Production

Our department offers skill building instruction and hands-on experiential learning through participation in fully-realized productions.

Our faculty, all highly accomplished professionals in their respective disciplines, mentor each student throughout the student’s time. By sharing knowledge and experience from their own careers, faculty mentors help students explore career paths, set goals, develop contacts, and identify resources.

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Program Information

Program Faculty + Administration

Performance Production

Denise Martel (preferred name, Geeg)

Department Chair
Performance Production

Ashley Schalow

Department Coordinator
Performance Production

Melanie Burgess

Associate Professor of Costume Design
Performance Production

Jessica Christensen

Instructor of Scenic Painting | Paint & Stage Properties Supervisor
Performance Production
Cornish Staff or Faculty member

Peter Maradudin

Instructor of Lighting Design
Performance Production

Matthew Smucker

Associate Professor of Scenic Design

Admissions Information

Office of Admission

Main Campus Center
Floor 3
(800) 726-ARTS