An introduction to the art and craft of lighting design for the stage and an exploration of light as a medium for expression. Students will develop an ability to observe lighting in the world and on the stage; to learn to make lighting choices based on text, space, research, and their own responses; to practice being creative, responsive and communicative under pressure and in company; to prepare well to create under pressure using the designer’s visual toolbox; and to play well with others-working creatively and communicating with directors, writers, performers, fellow designers, the crew and others.
Each class will be structured around practical projects working in the studio to explore various visual ideas and practices. This “lab” work will emphasize the relationship and the translation between the verbal and the visual, and the development of your own creative process. We will deal with how to collect and organize ideas in a way that is useful to you as a designer both technically and artistically.
Instructor’s permission is required to enroll. Please email Jane Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org.