Theatre & Dance
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Costume Design/Technology and Makeup Design
M.F.A. - Costume Design & Technology; The University of Alabama
B.A. - Performing Arts; Colorado State University
Classes Taught at UCM:
Discovering Theatre – Team-Based General Ed Course, Survey of Western Theatre History, Interactive
Costume Design – Advanced Design, Design and Color Theory, Research and Application of Design
Costume Technology – Fundamentals, Problem Solving and Theater Construction Techniques
Design Fundamentals – Fundamentals of theater design, drawing, design and color theory
Stage Makeup – Fundamentals on makeup techniques for fashion, print and stage, Applications of design
Intergraded Draping, Drafting and Drawing – Pattern Drafting, Advanced Construction
Professional Practices – Supervising Student Design & Construction processes for Main stage productions
Mrs. Chamberlain is the Costume and Makeup designer for the department. When she is not teaching or designing, Ronnie is supervising student designers and technicians in their work on our productions. She embraces technology and is always looking to learn to applications and technique to bring to UCM and its students.
Specialties and Background:
Ronnie Chamberlain is native of the Pacific Northwest. She is involved in United States Institute for Theater Technology and serves as Treasurer for The Heart of America USITT Chapter. She is also active in Southeastern Theatre Conference, the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. As a costume designer, her work has been seen in productions at the Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, Haricake Productions, The University of Alabama, Relevance Productions, Open Stage Theatre and The Blackhills Playhouse. Some of her favorite past designs includes The Three Musketeers, Electra, Cabaret, The Tempest, The Birds, Romeo and Juliet, Disney’s Beauty and Beast and Into the Woods.