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THE-311   Lighting Design3 credits

Prerequisites: THE-201 and THE-240

Stage lighting functions to make the actors and their environs visible to the audience. It can also evoke the appropriate mood, indicate time of day and location, shift emphasis from one stage area to another, reinforce the style of the production, make objects on stage appear flat or three dimensional, and blend the visual elements on stage into a unified whole. This course covers the fundamental tools of the lighting designer, preparing for the theatre space, and production techniques. The course explores the translating of theatrical moments into lighting sketches, storyboards, and atmospheres, as well as the transitions from one atmosphere to another and developing points of view.