THEA 303
Lighting Design
Last Offered Spring 2016
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

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.The course will use texts and scores of plays, musicals, opera and dance to discover and evaluate the lighting design process. There will be primary source and supplemental technical readings for each class meeting. The class format will be a combination of lectures, discussions and practical labs.
The Class: Format: lecture/lab
Limit: 12
Expected: 8
Class#: 3830
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
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 project
Prerequisites: THEA 201 or permission of instructor
Distributions: Division I

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