THE 221 - Introduction to Lighting Design
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: THE 121
This course will provide students with the skills necessary to work as a lighting designer, lighting technician or master electrician in a professional theatre.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify various lighting fixtures.
- Demonstrate tools used in lighting design.
- Interpret lighting functions.
- Use lighting interpretatively to establish place and time of day.
- Hang, focus and circuit stage lighting fixtures.
- Program and operate a computer lighting board.
- Draft a light plot and all the associated paper work.
- Work with a student director to develop a concept and execute a lighting design for a one act play.
- Principles of electricity as they apply to the theatre.
- Drafting techniques.
- Tools and functions of lighting design.
- Lighting plots
- DMX protocol and computer lighting control.
- Photometrics of lighting fixtures.
- The relationship of the designer and the creative team.
Contemporary text and appropriate AV materials
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006
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