Lecture: 8:40a-9:55a MW
Laboratory: 9:05a-9:55a F 3 cr. hr.
Prerequisites: Recommended - THTR T225, T100
Stage lighting design uniquely merges the dramatic orchestration of a production with the technology of illumination and visual perception. This course is structured to introduce the student to the aesthetic contributions of dramatic stage lighting and to a systematic approach to the steps involved in producing a lighting design. Script analysis, concept development, effects plotting, conventions of stage lighting, properties of light and visual perception, basic lighting technology, drafting of plans, organizational paperwork, and aspects of producing the design are taught in the course. The labs, assignments and practicum are designed to provide a progressive and challenging exploration of theatrical lighting fundamentals and skills. The final project provides an opportunity to practice, on paper, the development of a complete lighting design.