Nick Hunt is Head of the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts at Rose Bruford College. He has extensive experience of creating and leading degree programmes in the production arts for theatre and the entertainment industries. He has developed new programmes at Rose Bruford College and for Wimbledon College of Arts, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Nick began his career as a lighting technician and designer for theatre, dance and opera, before starting to teach on the Lighting Design course at Rose Bruford College. From these experiences, he has developed an approach to education and creative practice that is focused on the importance of collaboration and diversity in a team.
Nick supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects (including PhDs) in lighting design and technology, scenography, digital performance and professional practices in technical theatre.
Nick’s PhD research proposed the reinvention of the role of the theatre lighting artist as a performer, rather than a designer.
Association of Lighting Designers
Convenor of the Scenography Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Nick is an associate editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. He has acted as external examiner, reviewer and validation panel member for many higher education institutions in the UK and abroad, including Canterbury Christ Church University, Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture, the University of Derby, the University of West London, St Mary’s University and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Hunt, N. (2020). The Virtual Opera House: hybrid realities in lighting design processes for large-scale opera. Theatre and Performance Design, 6(4), pp. 341-355.
Hunt, N. (2020). Cuddington: a photoscenographic investigation of the public park. In: Connections: Exploring Heritage, Architecture, Cities, Art, Media. [online] Canterbury: University of Kent. Available at: https://youtu.be/mXU2Qn9ngpk
Hunt, N. (2019). The Pedagogy of the Lighting Laboratory. In: International Federation for Theatre Research Scenography Working Group meeting. Prague: Charles University.
Hunt, N. (2019). Boundary Conditions. In: Seeing the Invisible: Novi Sad.
Hunt, N. (2018). Modelling light: the transformative role of the model and the miniature studio in the development of lighting design practices in the UK. Theatre and Performance Design, 4(1–2), pp. 101-118.
Hunt, N. and Schmidt, H. (2018). Traces. In: ART IN FLUX: Experiments in Media Arts Now. London.
The role of light in performance; technologies in performance (including digital technologies); the relationship between photography and scenography; professional theatre-making practices, especially those related to performance lighting.