Designing With Light
Designing with Light: What draws us to the light? What is the depth of our connection? We use light as a mode of artistic expression: to illuminate, to underscore, to surprise or intimidate. Why? After beginning with a study of the fundamentals of theatrical lighting design, we will then proceed to explore the use and design of light in other disciplines such as dance, music, sculpture, interior design, performance art, and architecture. The influential work of lighting designers from these disciplines will be examined. Through the study of how light defines and reinforces line, movement, texture, scale, and color in many disciplines, we gather skills and techniques that will inform our own personal use of lighting design. Students will experiment with light manipulation in class and work on group and individual projects throughout the semester.This course satisfies Divsion I distribution requirements.