THEA 303 Spring 2013 Stage Lighting

A study of the art and techniques of stage lighting. This class will provide instruction in the basic physics of light and color; the use of angle, intensity, color, texture and movement of light as compositional tools; various kinds of stage lighting instruments and their uses; conceptual development of a lighting design; translation of concept into light plot and channel hookup; focusing the plot in the theater; and writing cues. Texts for the course will be the texts and scores of the plays, operas and other dramatic works that we will examine from the lighting designer's perspective, supplemented with readings that address the technical aspects of stage lighting. The class format will be a combination of lecture/discussion sessions and practical labs.
Every effort will be made to provide students with lighting design opportunities on departmental productions as a part of their coursework, in accordance with students' abilities and interests and in consultation with directors and other faculty. Students are encouraged to seek out lighting design opportunities outside the department as well, and may incorporate these projects into their coursework.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, successful completion of weekly projects, thorough technical understanding of a basic stage lighting system, and performance on a final exam
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Prerequisites: THEA 201 OR permission from the instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 8
Class Number: 3522
THEA303-01(S) LEC Stage Lighting Division 1: Languages and the Arts Julie Seitel
TF 1:10 PM-3:50 PM 62CtrThea&Dance Design Room 18 3522
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