Associate Professor
Department of the Arts


Brief Biography

Jeanne Arnold teaches Scenic and Costume Design for the Theatre program in the Department of the Arts at AUC where she received tenure in 2008.  She is also principle costume designer for AUC theatre program productions. Recent creative work includes: costumes for Spring Awakening, Askar Wi Harameyya, Tartuffe, The Crucible, The Game of Love and Chance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, The School for Wives, Three Sisters (with Nadeen Lotoyef), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Macbeth, Ghosts, and The Comedy of Errors. Prior to coming to AUC Arnold taught for 10 years at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and at the University of Washington.  In over 20 years of professional design work she has designed costumes for Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Opera, Portland Center Stage, and Colorado Shakespeare Festival among others.   She received her MFA in Costume Design from the University of Washington in 1990 and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Arnold ’s artistic interests other than theatre design include drawing and painting, mask making and historic and traditional costume construction.  She is also interested in Asian theatre, Balinese dance and drama in particular. She conducted a residency in Bali at the Tri Pusaka Sakti Arts Foundation, studying costumes and make up for Balinese dance and theatre.