June 22-26, 2015
9am – 3:30pm
George Fox University
(Optional: up to 3 graduate credits available for additional fee)
Geared toward high school teachers and staff, this course is designed to deepen your understanding of lighting design for live theatre. We will examine the functions and properties of lighting for live performance; identify types of lighting instruments and explore their uses; and examine color theory and the unique ways it applies to lighting for theatre. We will also cover the basics of lighting control and electrical systems, explore industry standard paperwork, identify common challenges for inexperienced designers, and walk through the design process from conceptualization to implementation.
Through a series of hands-on exercises and projects that you can use in your classes, you will build the skills you need to flesh out your creative ideas on stage. In addition, we will explore ways to adapt professional practices to the unique challenges that face educational theatre artists, specifically the limits of time, money, and working with volunteers.
Participants can take the week-long course for 2 graduate-level semester credits or choose an optional third credit for work related to a class or production at a home school or theatre. An additional fee of $100 per credit hour is required, payable the first day of class.
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