Kent McFann, is the head of the Entertainment and Theatre Technology program, and a theatre professor at Saddleback College. He has been involved in theatre and the entertainment industry in varying capacities since he was a child when he spoke the line, “Walk on water?” in the musical The King and I. When he decided acting wasn’t his future, he pursued the many avenues possible in technical theatre.
Mr. McFann received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Set Design from the California Institute of the Arts and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Set Design from Purchase College (aka SUNY Purchase).
He has designed scenery for numerous theatre shows, and has also worked professionally as a television Art Director. His work in television includes work on music award shows, game shows, music specials, and reality shows. He was nominated for a 2000 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for HBO’s “Cher Live from the MGM”. Mr. McFann’s other design work includes storefront interior design and museum design. He is also the co-inventor of the MUT PinSplitter and MUT Handle.