Working With Light (DRA2234.01)

Michael Giannitti

Lighting design has the powerful ability to shape the experience of an audience. Its practice incorporates elements of artistry and craft, and should interest those working in all aspects of visual and performing arts. In addition to hands-on work with theatrical lighting equipment in and outside of class, awareness of light, play analysis and conceptualization, color, angle, composition and focus are explored in class demonstrations and in a series of individual and group projects. Some reading (including two plays) and short writing assignments are also included, as is an introduction to lighting design documentation.  Because many class sessions will involve hands-on work with lighting equipment that cannot be made up, students are expected to be present and participate fully.

Learning Outcomes:
• Ability to hang, circuit, and focus lighting fixtures
• Increased awareness of light within and outside the theatrical context
• Understanding of functions and properties of light in theatre
• Ability to devise appropriate theatrical lighting concepts in response to source materials

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Drama , First Seven Week , Fully In-Person , Two Credit
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