Micah Maatman

Faculty

Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities in Provost's Office and Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance

I have worked at Gustavus since 2007 primairly teaching in the areas of performance design and arts management.  In 2016 I stepped into my current role as Dean of Arts and Humanities.  I received my B.A. in Theatre from Hope College and hold an M.F.A. in Theatrical Design with emphasis in Scenic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I love exploring how we express ourselves visually, and enjoy thinking though and talking about the meanings of visual expression with students.  I teach a wide range of courses including Beginning Experiments in Design, Scenery: Craft and Design, Theatrical Media and Design Technology, and Arts Management, and Stage Management. I am exceptionally proud of the work I do with students preparing them to enter the professional word of theatre by helping them prepare resumes, portfolios, and DVDs of their performances. I love working with young performance professionals and take great satisfaction from helping young artists connect to, explore, and think creatively about the spaces that surround us.

When not in Anderson Theatre, I enjoy woodworking and woodcarving, spending time with my kiddos Emilia and Eleanor, and watching da Bears on Sundays.

Visit my website at here.

Education

B.A. Hope College; M.F.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Courses Taught

Current

T/D-270 (Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research); T/D-370 (Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research); T/D-390 (Advanced Studies in Performance: Reflection, Documentation, and Presentation); and T/D-398 (T/D Honors Project)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
T/D-370Advanced Studies in Performance: Creative Research222017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-215Stage Management182016/SP, 2016/JN, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2015/JN, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2012/JN
T/D-270Intermediate Studies in Performance: Creative Research162017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-115Assistant Stage Manager142016/SP, 2016/JN, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2015/JN, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2012/JN
T/D-398T/D Honors Project112017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
T/D-103Experiments in Design102016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
T/D-390Advanced Studies in Performance: Reflection, Documentation, and Presentation92017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
T/D-260Arts Management52016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2008/SP
T/D-399Senior Project52011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
T/D-229Scenery: Craft and Design42015/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP
FTS-100FTS:Design Cultrl Space42014/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, and 2008/FA
T/D-244ST:Scenic Painting32013/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA
T/D-241Theatrical Media and Design Technology22011/SP and 2009/SP
T/D-217Arts Entrepreneurship12016/JN
T/D-344Special Topic: Design Colloquium12014/SP
T/D-272Intermediate Creative Expression12013/JN
T/D-372Advanced Creative Expression12012/JN
T/D-221Light and Sound: Craft and Design12008/SP
T/D-211Scenery/Props Practicum12008/JN
T/D-101Theatre Appreciation12007/FA
T/D-373Advanced Design and Stagecraft12007/FA