Richard Smith

Retired Faculty
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Richard Smith joined the department of theatre in 1972 and teaches courses in theatre crafts, principles of design, scene design and cinema. Richard also designs scenery and properties for theatre productions.

In addition to his time at Hope College he has served on faculty and designed stage production at Dartmouth College and Cornell University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Scene painting
  • Scale models
  • Watercolor rendering
  • Drawing
  • Stone carving
  • Sculpture
  • Furniture design and construction
  • Film studies


  • MFA, scenography, University of Minnesota, 1972
  • BFA, costume design, University of Minnesota, 1969
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