Lighting Design for the Theatre

A photographer perched on a catwalk above a stage.

Photographer Peter Russo takes a photo from one of the lighting catwalks in MIT's Kresge Auditorium. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Bersak. Used with permission.)

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MIT Course Number

21M.734

As Taught In

Fall 2003

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This class explores the artistry of Lighting Design. Students gain an overall technical working knowledge of the tools of the trade, and learn how, and where to apply them to a final design. However essential technical expertise is, the class stresses the artistic, conceptual, collaborative side of the craft. The class format is a "hands on" approach, with a good portion of class time spent in a theatre.

Perlow, Karen. 21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre, Fall 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-734-lighting-design-for-the-theatre-fall-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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