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Tim KupkaTim Kupka

Professor of Theatre

Office Location: 111 Browne Hall
Office Phone: (309) 298-1223





Professor and Head of Lighting Design, Tim joined the faculty at WIU in 1993 when he and his wife decided to leave Los Angeles for more family friendly environs. Although the head of lighting area, Tim also designs scenery, props, sound and special effects as well.

The majority of his professional credits, from NY to LA, are in dance and opera with the occasional TV commercial. When he designs outside the world of WIU, he frequently takes his students with him as assistants.

Tim earned his MFA from the University of Iowa and his undergraduate degree is from St. Cloud State in Minnesota. He is a holder of an KC/ACTF medallion that was presented to him at the Kennedy Center and has also been awarded with Certificates of Merit (KCTF) in both Sound and Lighting Design.

He is a former Chair of Design for KCTF Region III and Education Commissioner and Steering Committee member of USITT. He is also a frequent presenter and panelist at the USITT national conferences.