Richard Clifford

Richard Clifford

Associate Dean, College of Performing and Visual Arts

Richard Clifford is a faculty member in BYU-Idaho's Department of Theatre & Dance, and is presently serving as Associate Dean in the College of Performing & Visual Arts. 

He received his Associate of Arts degree from Ricks College, and both his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology from Brigham Young University. 

Brother Clifford's career has allowed him to be involved in the freelance design and technical aspects of many venues, including southern Utah's Tuacahn Center for the Arts, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and various displays at the Temple Square Visitors' Centers.  He has also performed as a professional actor in such productions as CBS's "Touched by an Angel," and Sony Tri-Star's "Daddy Day Camp," among others. He acted in and provided voice overs for the LDS Bible Video Series.

Brother Clifford has served in several callings in the church, including full time missionary service in the Japan Tokyo North mission, and is currently a Stake Sunday School President and Ward Family History Consultant.

His hobbies include reading, wildflower photography, and cooking Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.  He especially looks forward to donning his amateur chef's hat for his neighborhood's curry nights.

Brother Clifford and his wife, Antonia, are the parents of 3 children, ages 12-18.  Their oldest son, Ian, is serving in the England Leeds Mission.