|Module Title||LIGHTING DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Michael J Brookes|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
- To initiate an analysis and understanding of the principles and practice of lighting design within contemporary theatre and performance;
- To promote an awareness of the spatial, ambient and dynamic possibilities of lighting within contemporary production practices;
- To outline the tools and practical methodologies necessary to engage and develop an effective design process.
Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
Typically, upon completion of this module a student should be able:
- To demonstrate a broader understanding of the role and employment of light within the construction and presentation of public performance.
- To employ an increased sensitivity for the fundamental properties of lighting, and the possibilities and consequences within their manipulation.
- To develop the vocabulary and practice necessary to enable the recognition, formation, and articulation of initial design concepts.
An examination of the fundamental skills and principals employed within the development and realisation of design propositions; an exploration of the nature and effect of these principals; and the initial development of strategies for the communication and documentation of the resulting structural, ambient and durational event.
This material will be explored and discussed through both the analysis of material documentation and inter-related practical assignments across ten distinct workshop / seminars, and will include: -
- light and darkness, a possible beginning; key notions of light, focus and duration:
- colour temperature and contrast; the primary structural and ambient principals:
- direction, intensity, reflection and diffusion; the qualities of light:
- form and style; light within the definition and animation of a sustained spatial and dramatic construct:
- theatre lanterns, their function and status; the construction, primary qualities and use of key lantern types:
- structure, ambient and the dramatic quality of space; primary tasks in the creation of a credible and effective design:
- towards the construction of a design:
- towards the manipulation of a design:
- an introduction to rigging:
- the tools and conventions of notation.
Recognition and understanding of these principals to be developed and demonstrated across the progression of individually considered responses to group exploration and shared briefs; and will culminate in their considered employment within the documented process and presentation of a solo theoretical design project.
This module is at CQFW Level 5