COVID-19 Update: Due to the current circumstances, we have chosen to cancel Theatre Design Institute for Summer 2020. We look forward to seeing you next summer! Please contact us with topics and formats that might be of interest. Thank you for your understanding.

Projection Design--CANCELLED

June 22-26, 2020 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
George Fox University
Newberg Campus
Cost for workshop and 30 PDUs: $695 early registration before May 1 ($795 after May 1)

(Optional: 2 or 3 continuing education credits available for additional fee)

Projections have exploded into live theatre and are here to stay. Geared toward high school teachers and staff, this hands-on interactive course in projection design will explore the two major roles of a designer: content creation and system design.

We will walk step-by-step through the process of setting up projection systems, generating content, and programming cues. You'll complete a series of hands-on creative projects throughout the week to solidify your learning.

Through a series of hands-on creative projects using QLab, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, participants will gain the skills to:

  • Acquire, edit, and create still images and moving footage
  • Animate layered video cues
  • Identify, set up, and use media servers, projectors, and monitors
  • Select surface options and projection methods
  • Use multiple projectors and employ projector mapping and blending
  • Integrate live video cameras
  • Work with imbedded audio and external sound cues
  • Explore video effects and other advanced features
Participants of the 2019 TDI course in QLab will benefit from mostly new content but will find some review of previously covered material.

Participants can earn 30 PDUs or, alternatively, can take the five-day course for 2 continuing education credits and choose an optional third credit for work related to a production or class at a home school or theatre. Additional fee of $100 per credit hour is required.



Bryan BoydBryan Boyd is a professor of theatre at George Fox University where he runs the design and technical theatre program. Bryan has also designed professionally for a variety of theatres in the Northwest including Artists Repertory Theatre, Sound Theatre Company, Seattle Musical Theatre, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, and Northwest Children’s Theatre. Bryan holds an MFA in Scenic Design from University of Portland and has been named a celebrated teaching artist from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.