David Carter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the Mississippi University for Women, where he also serves as Department Chair and Resident Designer. His areas of specialty include set and costume rendering, scene painting, makeup design and 3D drafting and printing. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and an MFA in Scene Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Academically he has mentored students in competitions at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, including one regional winner in Prop Design and one national winner in Sound Design. Former students have gone on to work in such venues as the Goodspeed Opera House, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Olney Theatre and Busch Gardens in Williamsburg VA. He has presented workshops on Portfolio Development, 3D printing and Makeup Applications for the Mississippi Theatre Association as well as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He has also written about digital imagery techniques for Yale Technical Briefs.Professionally, David has worked as a Scene and Lighting designer for a number of professional companies including New Stage in Jackson MS, Mill Mountain Playhouse in Roanoke VA, and Lees-McCrae Summer Theatre in Banner Elk NC. Professional design credits include SHREK!, Sister Act, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Robber Bridegroom, Ragtime, CATS! Boeing Boeing, A Christmas Carol, Doubt, Guys & Dolls, Showboat and Singin’ in the Rain.One of David’s proudest accomplishments is his role in creating the MFA in Theatre education program, the first of its kind in the country.