Lighting Design – Syllabus

Submitted by: Todd Proffitt, Fredonia

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.