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Brad Steinmetz

Brad Steinmetz

Brad Steinmetz

Associate Professor of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts


(614) 688-3751

486 Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building
1932 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Scenographic Design and Technology
  • New Works Production
  • Digital Modeling and Rendering
  • Live and Themed Events


  • MFA The Ohio State University
  • BA Truman State University

Brad Steinmetz is associate professor of scene design and technology at The Ohio State University. His designs have been produced around the country, off-Broadway, and in the UK. His work has been recognized regionally by the American College Theatre Festival, nationally by The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, and internationally by World Stage Design.

Brad’s research and practice examines theatre architecture, design for new works, performance technology, and the theatre-adjacent fields of live and themed events. He has designed over one hundred productions, more than a quarter of which have been premiers. He has also collaborated with diverse artists such as director Marianne Weems, scenographer Jaroslav Malina, sculptor Malcolm Cochran, and architect Tim Lai. Brad is a founding member of the for/word company where he serves as producer and resident designer. He is an active member of The United States Institute of Theatre (USITT), The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and The National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME).

In addition to his role in the theatre BA and MFA Design programs, Brad is the program advisor for the minor in Entertainment Design and Technology as well as the current head of the department's Design and Technology area.



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