Instructor, Theatre
School of Performing Arts - Technical Theatre
School of Performing Arts
School of Performing Arts - Theatre

604.986.1911 ext. 3701
Arbutus Building, room AR106


BFA, Directing and Scenic Stage Design, Theater department, University of Victoria, 1988.

"In my class, learning is collaborative. I am here to support and facilitate everyone's involvement"


Mathius Herrmann (BFA, University of Victoria, 1998) received his degree in Scenic Design and Directing. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Calgary to work as a Design Assistant and Stage Carpenter with Alberta Theater Projects.

Later he reutrned to BC where he worked as a Technical Director and Scenic Carpenter for many of the theater companies throughout the Lower Mainland and Victoria. Over the next nine years, Herrmann developed skills in scenic carpentry, lighting, sound and scenic design. He also worked as a Technical Director for Norwegian Cruise Lines, working aboard three different vessels.

Prior to coming to Capilano College, Herrmann spent several years working in the film and TV industry as a Scenic Carpenter and Lead Hand, working on productions like X-Files, X-Men II, Percy Jackson, Elysium, Planet of the Apes to name just a few.

Herrmann is happy to be part of the team at Capilano University as a Technical Theater Instructor and Practicum Supervisor.

In high school, I discovered the magic of theater. It was through my initial experience that the artistic nature and the ongoing development of skills was instilled in me and has never left.

In one form or another, I have been involved and active in theater, film and television. My involvement includes acting, working backstage, technical direction, scenic and lighting design, teaching and stage carpentry. Through all of these experiences, I have honed my knowledge and skills.

I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to train our next generation of skilled technicians who are starting their careers in live events, stage productions, film productions and corporate events.