- MFA: Theatre Design & Technology, Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah 2002
- BA: Theatre Arts, BYU, Provo, Utah 1997
- AA: Theatre Arts, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho 1994
- Theatre Design and Technology: Lighting, Costume, Makeup, Scenery, Props, Painting etc.
- Writing, adaptation
- Stage Management
- Acting: classics, film and TV performance technique
Performer: The Tempest Snow Black Box Theatre
Set Designer: Tartuffe Snow Drama Theatre
Set and Lighting Designer: First Freedom Snow Drama Theatre
Selected Past Projects
SCENIC DESIGNER- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, Over the River and Through the Woods, Steel Magnolias, Savior of the World, The Fantasticks, Our Town, Medea, A Christmas Carol, Wait Until Dark, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Rashomon, The Magic Flute, She Loves Me, Burdens of Earth, Pioneer Song, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, Waiting for Godot, The Enchanted April, The Mikado, Tartuffe (Opera)
COSTUME DESIGNER- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, The School for Scandal, Crazy for You, Children of Eden, Oedipus Rex, The Poor of New York
LIGHTING DESIGNER- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, Fiddler on the Roof, Our Town, Savior of the World, The Spitfire Grill, The House of Bernarda Alba, Wait Until Dark, Smash!, Macbeth, Arsenic and Old Lace, Doubt, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Enchanted April
DIRECTOR- BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, The Fantasticks, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oklahoma!, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Abraham and Isaac/Everyman, Life is a Dream, The Mikado
STAGE MANAGER—BYU-Idaho Center Savior of the World
SET DIRECTOR- End of the Month Productions/Halestorm Entertainment, The Home Teachers (Independent Feature)
COSTUME DESIGNER- Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
RESIDENT SCENIC DESIGNER- Provo Theatre Company, Talley's Folly, All My Sons, The Good-bye Girl, Lettice and Lovage, The Fantasticks, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Deathtrap, Here's Love, The Boys Next Door, Little Shop of Horrors, etc
LEAD SCENIC ARTIST- Theatre 315, New York City, NY, Berlin(premiere)
SCENIC ARTIST- Halestorm Entertainment, The RM (Independent Feature)
SCENIC ARTIST- LDS Motion Picture Studio, Hancock County, Naaman's Porch ,The Mormon Miracle Pageant, Manti, UT, They That are Wise, etc.
SCENIC ARTIST- Hirsche Smiles Foundation Fundraising 2001.
COSTUME CRAFTS SUPERVISOR - Temple Square Visitor's Center renovation, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2001. Dyed and supervised the weaving of fabrics representing Pre-Columbian American textiles, and ancient Middle-Eastern textiles, and 19/c, American textiles. Also handcrafted shoes, sandals and other leather accessories for the above periods to be fitted on life size foam latex mannequins. Also helped style wigs and beards on the mannequins.
Richard J. Clifford joined the faculty in 2004. An alumnus of Ricks College, he holds an MFA in Theatre Design and Technology from BYU. Previously, he taught full time at Salt Lake Community College and as an adjunct at BYU in Provo, UT. He also worked as a freelance designer, designing lights, scenery and costumes for theatre, ballet, opera and film. He acts professionally in independent and studio film, voice and TV and for various theatre companies (imdb profile), and extensively for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints including roles in the Bible Video Series and the Book of Mormon Visual Library projects.
He served as chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance From 2009-2014, as associate dean for the College of Performing and Visual Arts from 2014-2016 and currently serves as dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts at BYU-Idaho.