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THE 221 - Introduction to Lighting Design

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify various lighting fixtures.
  2. Demonstrate tools used in lighting design.
  3. Interpret lighting functions.
  4. Use lighting interpretatively to establish place and time of day.
  5. Hang, focus and circuit stage lighting fixtures.
  6. Program and operate a computer lighting board.
  7. Draft a light plot and all the associated paper work.
  8. Work with a student director to develop a concept and execute a lighting design for a one act play.
Listed Topics
  1. Principles of electricity as they apply to the theatre.
  2. Drafting techniques.
  3. Tools and functions of lighting design.
  4. Lighting plots
  5. DMX protocol and computer lighting control.
  6. Photometrics of lighting fixtures.
  7. The relationship of the designer and the creative team.
Reference Materials
Contemporary text and appropriate AV materials
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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