Lighting and Sound Technology – Syllabus

Instructor: Todd Proffitt

Coarse Objectives:

  1. Learn the Functions and Controllable Qualities of Stage Lighting
  2. Be able to create a resume for positions in Theatrical Production and Design
  3. Gain basic knowledge in electricity for lighting and sound
  4. Be able to identify basic lighting and sound equipment
  5. Learn basic theatrical lighting skills such as hanging instruments, focusing instruments, coiling a cable, basic wiring and using a lighting console
  6. Gain knowledge in lighting color theory in lighting
  7. Have the ability to set up a basic sound system
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Lighting Technology II – Syllabus

Instructor: Todd Proffitt

Coarse Objectives:

  1. Solidify basic knowledge of electricity and begin some advanced electrical theory
  2. Knowledge of the parts of a lighting system and basic maintenance.
  3. Develop techniques in learning about new equipment
  4. Basic and advanced knowledge of lighting control, including Artnet, sACN, DMX, RDM, OSC, Midi
  5. Learn to build a shop order
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Lighting Design II – Syllabus

Instructor: Todd Proffitt

Course Objectives:

1.Continue to develop theatrical lighting skills through there use of color, intensity, movement, composition, angle and the quality of light.

2.Create, light plots, sections and other lighting paperwork.

3.Develop lighting research skills and find way to communicate their ideas to a production team.

4.Learn basic concert lighting.

5.Develop skills integrating lighting and sound.

6.Learn to adapt to different large and small venues.

7.Learn to adapt the same show that moves to a new venue.


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Lighting Design – Syllabus

Instructor: Todd Proffitt

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop basic theatrical lighting skills through their use of color, intensity, movement, composition, angle and the quality of light. 
  2. Learn to apply the basic functions of stage lighting.
  3. Create, light plots, sections and other lighting paperwork.
  4. Develop lighting research skills and find way to communicate their ideas to a production team.
  5. Learn to create a lighting design for a proscenium and thrust theatres. 
  6. Learn to choose the proper instrument focal lengths.
  7. Research and report on current and past lighting designers.
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Lighting Fundamentals – Syllabus

Instructor: Matt Reynolds

PREREQUISITES: Graduate student standing

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Lecture-based and hands-on training in theatrical lighting implementation; 3 cr. Provide the advanced graduate level design & technical student an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of stage lighting, including implementation and maintenance of lighting fixtures, cables, and control equipment; and a thorough understanding of stage lighting science, terminology, technique, and professionalism.

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Lighting Fundamentals – Syllabus

Instructor: Matt Reynolds

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Lecture-based and hands-on training in theatrical lighting implementation; 3 cr. Provide the introductory undergraduate level design & technical student an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of stage lighting, including implementation and maintenance of lighting fixtures, cables, and control equipment; and a thorough understanding of stage lighting science, terminology, technique, and professionalism

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Lighting Design – Syllabus

Instructor: Therrin J. Eber

Course Description: Beginning Lighting Design (TH 428) (3 Credit Hours) introduces and begins to develop the understanding and skills that students would utilize as a theatrical lighting designer. Class activities include reading, writing, research, drafting, and other design related activities that focus on the design process.

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Lighting Design – Syllabus

Instructor: Matt Reynolds

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Lecture, discussion, and projects, training in theatrical lighting design; 3 cr. Provide the graduate level design & technical student an in-depth understanding of the design methods of stage lighting, including script analysis; research; generation of paperwork; calculation of field angles; prediction of color effects; and a thorough understanding of stage lighting science, terminology, aesthetics, and professionalism.

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Lighting Design III – Syllabus

Instructor: Matt Reynolds

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Lecture, discussion, and projects, training in theatrical lighting design; 3 cr. Provide the graduate level design & technical student an in-depth understanding of advanced design methods of stage lighting, including networking, data protocols, console programming, show control systems, design programs, and photography.

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Lighting Design II – Syllabus

Instructor: Matt Reynolds

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Lecture, discussion, and projects, training in theatrical lighting design; 3 cr. Provide the graduate level design & technical student an in-depth understanding of the design methods of stage lighting, including script analysis; research; generation of paperwork; calculation of field angles; prediction of color effects; and a thorough understanding of stage lighting science, terminology, aesthetics, and professionalism.

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