James K. Culley Jr.

Jim Culley

Office: HGH 128
Phone: (408) 924-4552
Email:james.culley@sjsu.edu

Jim Culley holds a Master's degree in Technical Theatre from San José State and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design from The University of Texas in Austin. He is the Resident Scenic Designer and the Technical Director for the Department of Television, Radio, Film and Theatre.

Professor Culley teaches courses in theatrical design and scenery construction as well as computer graphics, including 3D modeling, web graphics, and CAD drafting. Currently, he serves on the College RTP Committee and the College Alumni Committee. As resident designer at San José State University, Professor Culley has designed over thirty main stage productions, including All My Sons, Heidi Chronicles, Red Noses, A Piece of My Heart, Into the Woods, and Stand Up Tragedy. He supervises the Stage Management Fellowship, the training program for stage managers, and is the faculty advisor for the student drama club, PAC.

Professor Culley designs professionally for the Children’s Musical Theatre of San José and the California Theatre Center of Sunnyvale. In 2002, he designed Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Honk, and Alice in Wonderland for the Children’s Musical Theatre and Arms and the Man, Angel Street, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, and Canterville Ghost for the summer 2002 season of CTC.