- M.F.A., Set / Lighting Design, Northwestern University, 2011
- B.F.A., Design and Technology, Webster University, 2004
- 2010 Norrenbrock Design Award Northwestern University
- 2010 Usitt young Designer’s Forum Participant
- 2010 Michael Merritt Designer showcase participant
Amanda Sweger is a lighting and scenic designer who has worked as a freelance designer in Chicago and Philadelphia. She received an M.F.A. from Northwestern University in 2011 and a B.F.A. from Webster University in 2004. She was a visiting Professor of Theatre at Vanderbilt University before accepting the tenure-track post of Assistant Professor at PLU. She has been the resident scenic designer at Timber Lake Playhouse for 5 seasons, and designed with companies such as The Second City, TimeLine Theatre, ArcheDream for Humankind, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, Porchlight Theatre, InFusion Theatre Company, and many more.