Course Abstract Details

THTR-208, Lighting Design for Theatre

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-208, Lighting Design, introduces students to the skills necessary to become lighting designers. These include drafting light plots, creating wish lists, cueing and building lighting looks, and script analysis for the purpose of designing lights. In addition to a deeper understanding of lighting equipment, design theory, and design process in the theatre, students will participate in lighting labs and production hours on Carroll Community College Theatre productions. Prerequisite: THTR-130 or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to?  

1. Identify role and responsibilities of the lighting designer within the world of theatre. (PG 3) 

2. Apply the creative production process essential to lighting design. (GE 5, PG 3) 

3. Recognize the elements of lighting design and develop skill in the manipulation of design elements. (GE 5, PG 3) 

4. Analyze research that designers use when working on a creative project. (GE 1, PG 3, 5) 

5. Organize and implement an artistic design, by employing a design process that accomplishes artistic/conceptual goals. (GE 5, PG 3) 

6. Apply critical textual analysis of a play?s plot and ideas, so that the lighting design may support the dramatic action. (GE 1, 5, PG 1, 3) 

7. Appraise other students work, employing good skills in artistic criticism, for the purpose of furthering one?s own artistic growth, as well as for the artistic growth of classmates. (GE 1, 5, PG 4) 

8. Identify lighting technology and the possibilities for an artistic implementation of theatrical lighting. (GE 5, PG 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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