Vickie Scott

Studio Professor

Office Location

Theater Dance West, Room 1519


M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Vickie is Director of the Design Emphasis, teaches lighting design for theater and dance, designs lights and mentors students. She is a graduate of the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA with degrees in both Lighting Design and Technical Direction. Her recent work at UCSB includes: Reckless and The Seagull.

Vickie has created lighting and scenic designs for dance and theater productions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recent professional work includes the Lighting Design for Xayron: The Legend in Budapest, Hungary; Lighting Concept and Lighting Design for Floraland II, a theme park in Chengdu, China; and the Lighting Design for the 2009 Ojai Playwrights Conference. As a Lighting Designer for dance, she works regularly with Stephanie Nugent and Nugent Dance, including the evening length productions Relative / Distance in Padova, Italy, and One and Somewhere Between Falling and the Ground which tour nationally; the world premiere of Chandalika, a dance-drama based on the writing of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore; the American tour of Kagura (Yamabushi Kagura of Mt. Hayachine), a performance of traditional Japanese dance and music; and numerous productions and events for Speaking of Stories, a professional company that promotes the appreciation of literature through live theatrical readings and through educational programs, aimed particularly toward at risk youth in the Santa Barbara community. 

Locally, Vickie is the President of the Board of Directors at Center Stage Theater, an intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district. Vickie is also the Chairperson of the Advisory Board for The California Arts Project (TCAP), is the Vice-Commissioner for Education of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Lighting Design Commission (USITT), is an officer of USITT's Southern California Section, and is a member of the United Scenic Artists local 829.

Prior to coming to UC, Santa Barbara, Ms. Scott was the Resident Lighting Designer for the Kuntu Repertory Theatre, was the Head of the Design and Production Program at the University of Pittsburgh, and was on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.