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FACULTY: Curt Beech

Production Designer

Production Designers transform story into meaningful visual environments where collaborators can create and capture performances for audiences.

This seemingly simple task is made delightfully complex by nuances of text, dialogue, source material, visual storytelling, décor, style, light, historical perspective, social context, research, and collaboration. The Design Ideal exists at the convergence of Visual Content, Story, and Authenticity, and is, by nature, unachievable in a production process; but there is endless joy to be found in the process!



BA English, Wake Forest University

MFA, Scenic and Lighting Design, UCLA

Till (2022)

Only Murders in the Building (S1)

Hunters (S1)


She’s Gotta Have It (S1/S2)

Good Behavior (S1)

The Dangerous Book for Boys (S1)

Carrie Pilby

November Criminals

Wayward Pines (S1)


The Help

The Social Network


Star Trek

Get Smart

Mission: Impossible III

Ocean’s 13

War of the Worlds

Satellite Award for Excellence in Production Design

Black Reel Awards Nominee

4 X Art Director’s Guild Nominee for Excellence in Production Design

Art Director for Academy Award Winner Best Art Direction (Lincoln)


Film Festivals:

NYFF, TIFF, Cannes, Cleveland, Gasparilla, Santa Barbara, Newport, Palm Springs, Berlin

Advanced Production Design