Karl Precoda

Karl Precoda

Advanced Instructor - Cinema Studies, Dramaturgy

Karl Precoda's cinema courses emphasize avant-garde, experimental, and documentary traditions.  Karl also serves as Dramaturg on department stage productions, including most recently Spring Awakening, Three Days of Rain, and Measure for Measure.

Karl is affiliated with the Department of Sociology and its programs in Africana, American Indian, and Women's and Gender Studies (where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on social and cultural theory).

Contact Me

(540) 23-6486
244 Lane Hall
280 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Areas of Expertise

  • Research/ Production Areas: The Culture Industry, Dramaturgy
  • Teaching Areas: Cinema History, Critical Theory, Dramaturgy

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A., Humboldt State University
  • B.A., University of California - Los Angeles

What is the most important quality for any student in the performing arts to cultivate?

A sense of the history of their art; as well as the relation of their own work to this larger history.

What is the most satisfying or rewarding moment of your artistic process?

I enjoy doing research to support our productions with historical and critical contexts, textual analysis, and conceptual development.  Collaborating with directors, performers, designers, students & faculty, and others is most satisfying when it deepens our engagement with the works we produce, and with the audiences we serve.

Honors & Awards

  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Certificate of Teaching Excellence
  • Diggs Teaching Scholar Award

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