Amanda Sweger

Chair, Associate Professor of Theatre

Amanda Sweger

Office Location: Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - 219

Office Hours: (On Campus) M & W: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • 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 free-lanced in Seattle, Chicago, Nashville, and Philadelphia. She received an MFA from Northwestern University in 2011 and is now a tenured professor at Pacific Lutheran University where she has been a professor since 2012. She has been the chair of theatre and dance since Fall 2022. She is proud to have designed with companies such as The Second City, TimeLine Theatre, and the Seattle Theatre Group, and Taproot Theatre Company.