For the first part of my professional career I was as a theatre lighting technician and designer, before I started teaching on the Lighting Design degree programme at Rose Bruford College. Later I became the Head of the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts, responsible for ten degree programmes across the various aspects of theatre and live performance production. I am now Professor of Lighting Design and Performance Technologies and the College's Digital Research and Innovation Fellow.

My research interests include the performative nature of stage lighting, digital scenography and digital performance, the history of theatre lighting, and the roles and status of the various personnel involved in theatre-making. I am an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media, and a past co-convenor of the IFTR Scenography Working Group. You can find more information about my research on my Academia.edu page, as well as here.

I have extensive experience as a consultant and external examiner in the areas of design and technical theatre, working for universities and higher education institutions including Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Wimbledon College of Art, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Leeds University, Edgehill University, LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore, and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Personal interests and activities include photography (which crosses over with some of my research), model railways (indoors at 7mm to the foot scale, modelling the Great Western Railway in the early 20th Century, and outdoors at 16mm to the foot, live steam), and hi-fi.


This article was updated on April 24, 2024

Nick Hunt

Educator, researcher, lighting designer, photographer, railway modeller and audiophile.