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Jacob Pinholster

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Asc Dean + Ctr Dir & Asc Profr
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2102
Asc Dean + Ctr Dir & Asc Profr
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2102
Biography: 

Jake Pinholster is the associate dean for enterprise design and operations in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and head of graduate programs in interdisciplinary digital media and performance design. As a designer, Pinholster’s efforts have centered on projection and media design and technology for performance. He is an associate artist with Les Freres Corbusier, the resident video designer for the David Dorfman Dance company, and a contributor to Live Design Magazine. His professional media/projection design credits include The Pee Wee Herman Show (Broadway/HBO Special), Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking (HBO Special), Current Nobody (Woolly Mammoth, La Jolla Playhouse), Hoover (La Jolla Playhouse), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Center Theatre Group), Heddatron (HERE Arts Center) and many other productions at off-Broadway, regional, and academic venues. Much of his recent activity has been as a creator/director for immersive performance in unusual venues: site-specific installations, creation of performance in high end 3D planetariums, and the creation of a 360deg immersive performance/media dome. As an educator and administrator, Pinholster has been involved in a number of long-term initiatives that fuse technology, interdisciplinarity, and curricular innovation, and he has been an invited speaker on these topics at the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Leadership Institute of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and LDI.

Education: 
  • M.F.A. University of Florida
  • B.F.A. University of Florida
Research Interests: 

Media/projection design and technology

Interdisciplinarity/Transdisciplinarity (especially art-science collaboration)

Socially engaged practice

Professional-academic intersections

Research Activity: 
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 592Research
THP 693Applied Project
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 493Honors Thesis
THF 497Senior Project
THP 498Pro-Seminar
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 580Practicum
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 592Research
THP 593Applied Project
HDA 593Applied Project
THP 598Special Topics
THP 649Design Studio
THP 680Practicum
THP 693Applied Project
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 525Design I: Concept & Collaborat
THP 580Practicum
THP 592Research
THP 680Practicum
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 592Research
THP 693Applied Project
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 455Advanced Media Design
THF 497Senior Project
THP 498Pro-Seminar
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 555Media Design Applications
THP 580Practicum
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 592Research
THP 593Applied Project
THP 598Special Topics
THP 649Design Studio
THP 680Practicum
THP 693Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 355Media Design for Performance
THP 455Advanced Media Design
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 527Design II: Concept & Collabor
THP 592Research
THP 680Practicum
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 592Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 592Research
THP 680Practicum
THP 693Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 126SoFDT First Year Seminar
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 498Pro-Seminar
THP 498Pro-Seminar
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 580Practicum
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 592Research
THP 593Applied Project
THP 598Special Topics
THP 649Design Studio
THP 680Practicum
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 494Special Topics
HDA 494Special Topics
THP 598Special Topics
HDA 598Special Topics