Educational – Mike Wood Lighting Design
Mike Wood Lighting Design | Educational
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Students from HWB School of the Arts working on design projects.

Mike is available for workshops and other lectures/demonstrations on theatrical design and technology throughout the country. He spent four years as the technical director, production manager, and design/technology instructor at Howard W. Blake School of the Arts in Tampa, FL where he not only managed a multi million dollar performing arts complex, but designed and implemented instructional curriculum for students at all levels. He also spent two years teaching theatre design and technology at Hillsborough Community College.

Mike is currently the Director of Technical Theatre at the Collegiate School in New York City.

College Syllabus

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High School Syllabus

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Sample skills learned by Mike’s students at Howard W. Blake School of the Arts

Workshops Available


  • Lighting Design Basics for High School Theatre Programs
  • Color Theory, Color Mixing, Color in Light
  • Console Training Sessions
  • Renovating your lighting system
  • To LED or not to LED


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Teaching Background


  • Drama/Theatre Certification, Florida Department of Education
  • Professional Educator Certification, Florida Department of Education (exp 2018)

Mike brought professional level technology equipment to the students at Howard W. Blake School of the Arts, training them in the proper design, maintenance, and execution in nearly all areas of production.

Here’s a timelapse of the fully student-ran production of Company at Blake showing the complexity and skill level exhibited by Mike’s students:

Images from facility projects and classes at Blake