Kurt Daugherty started his career in the entertainment business as an Imagineer for Walt Disney, WED Enterprise. He worked on both Tokyo Disneyland and the EPCOT theme parks. After Disney, Kurt moved to the School of Theater, Film, and Television at UCLA as a senior designer and technician for the film school. There, he assisted students and faculty in the area of film and television production for camera and location sound recording.
Kurt joined LMU as a visiting assistant professor in 2005 before becoming a full-time assistant professor in the Recording Arts Department in 2006. Kurt teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in production sound and sound design for film and television.
He also works as a freelance production sound mixer/sound designer/filmmaker. Kurt’s recent endeavors have included directing a nationally broadcast commercial for “Good Neighbor Pharmacy” (2007) for diabetes awareness. Additionally, Kurt was the cinematographer and sound designer on the award winning feature documentary, Ahmed- Say Something Funny (2008), which won Best Feature Comedy and Best Feature Documentary at the Action on Film Festival International 2008.