Ruth Hutson

Ruth Hutson

Ruth Hutson

  • B.F.A., theater, Southwest Texas State University, 1998
  • M.F.A., theater, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001
First year at SCAD:

"Both of my parents were educators and they instilled in me a belief that you cannot teach anything that you don't truly love. My mother loved math. My father loved music. I love light. I didn't always know that I loved it…more I didn't know you could move people with light as an artist and love that. I was lucky to discover that passion through wonderful teachers. There is a great joy in passing that passion on to another generation of artists. They are teachers, too. We all are."


Lighting designer and stage manager for Julie Andrews' tour "The Gift of Music" to four U.S. venues including the Hollywood Bowl as well as an engagement at the O2 Arena in London

Previous Positions

Guest designer/lecturer, Georgetown College; guest designer/lecturer, Texas State University; guest designer/lecturer, SUNY Oswego; guest designer/lecturer, Savannah Arts Academy; lighting designer for more than 100 productions

Courses Taught

  • PROD 101 Introduction to Production Design
  • PROD 200 Production Management and Administration
  • PROD 210 Script Interpretation
  • PROD 220 Lighting Design I
  • PROD 320 Lighting Design II
  • PROD 350 Communication Concepts in Lighting Design