Vickie J. Scott

Caricature of Vickie Scott by Ricardo de los Angeles
Studio Professor

Office Hours

By Appointment

Office Location

Theater Dance West, Room 1519


Lighting Design for Dance and Theater, Immersive Entertainment Design, Design History


University of California Los Angeles


Vickie is the Director of the Design Emphasis where she teaches lighting design for dance and theater, 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. Vickie has created lighting and scenic designs for dance and theater productions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her recent professional work includes the Lighting Design for Xayron: The Legend in Budapest, Hungary; Lighting Design for Floraland II, a theme park in Chengdu, China; and multiple seasons as the Resident Lighting Designer and Production Coordinator for the Ojai Playwrights Conference. As a Lighting Designer for dance, her work includes the evening length productions Relative / Distance and One and Somewhere Between Falling and the Ground with Stephanie Nugent and Nugent Dance, both which tour nationally; the world premiere of Chandalika, a dance-drama based on the writing of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore; and the American tour of Kagura (Yamabushi Kagura of Mt. Hayachine), a performance of traditional Japanese dance and music. Professionally, Vickie is the Chairperson of the Advisory Board for The California Arts Project (TCAP), is the Vice-President for Exhibitions for the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT), 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.