Scott Beckwith

Director of Scenic Technology, Technical Direction and Stage AutomationSchool of Design and Production

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Scott Beckwith

Alumnus Scott Beckwith joined the School of Design in Production faculty in 2016 as a member of the Scenic Technology faculty. In 2019, he became the Director of Stage Automation. He works with his students to develop a strong foundation in Automation on which they can continue to build their careers.


  • Navigator Instructor for TAIT Towers, where he worked on Navigator Software Courses, including Introduction to Automation, Basic Navigator, Advanced Navigator, Axis I/O, Objects and Lace Attachments
  • Automation Systems Integrator for TAIT Towers, assembling, setting up, testing, training, maintaining and developing automation equipment for touring productions.

Career Highlights

  • Control Systems Integrator and Navigator Instructor at TAIT Towers
  • Deck Automation Operator for "Jersey Boys" at The Pallazzo in Las Vegas
  • Performer Flying Automation Operator for "Tarzan: The Broadway Musical" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City
  • Automation Mechanic at Showmotion, Inc.
  • Deck carpenter for first national tour of "Thoroughly Modern Millie"


M.F.A. Stage AutomationUNC School of the Arts

B.F.A. Technical DirectionUNC School of the Arts