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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Jim Hunter

Title: Professor
Department: Theater and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-1203
Office: Drayton, Room 210
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Theater and Dance
Jim Hunter


Jim’s scene and lighting designs have been seen at such theatres as the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Theatre Virginia, Phoenix Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Florida Stage, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Playhouse on the Square, Drury Lane Theatre, Heritage Repertory Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, VeggieTales Live National Tour, Florida Studio Theatre, World Stage Exposition in Toronto as well as others. Jim toured with the modern dance company Wall Street Danceworks. Designs have been recognized with two consecutive AriZoni Awards for Excellence in Scene Design.  Jim is a member of the national designers union, United Scenic Artist, Local 829 in both scene and lighting design.  He served as Chair for the Department of Theatre and Dance here at the University of South Carolina and Artistic Director of Theatre South Carolina from 2004 to 2014.  Current national service activities include Vice President of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and regular assignments chairing Accreditation Teams for NAST. Recent local community service includes board membership on the Columbia Design League and President of the Blythewood Middle School Orchestra Booster Club.  Please visit his online portfolio at