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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Fall 2003



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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.

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Karen Perlow. 21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre. Fall 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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