DRMA 212 Stage Lighting • 4 Cr.
Presents basic theories, techniques, and equipment in theater lighting. Intensive lecture/lab format. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DRMA 290.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Understand the basics of electricity and how it is measured.
- Identify common electrical services, and be able to use them in lighting system hookups.
- Practice safe wiring as per NEMA and ANSI standards.
- Identify common types of stage lighting fixtures and use them correctly to achieve desired theatrical effects.
- Operate the theatrical lighting control systems in the Drama department.
- Observe and understand the effects of light in nature and artificial environments, and understand the process of recreating these effects for use on the stage.
- Understand the relationship between light and color, and the effective use of color in a theatrical context.
- Develop a basic lighting design using all the previously detailed skills and concepts.
- Develop drafting skills and an understanding of design and technical drawings for Lighting.
- Present design concepts utilizing visual research and practical execution on stage.
- Explore the collaborative aspect of performance working with Music, Dance and Light.
- Fall 2014 (current quarter)