The lighting designer’s primary responsibility is to develop conceptual and artistic ideas that will be used to guide the design of the lighting for a production.
As a member of the design team, the lighting designer has a significant impact on the visual unity of a production and is responsible for producing the light plot and all related paperwork. Working with the director, the other designers, and other members of the production staff, the lighting designer develops a cohesive design that supports the other aspects of design for the production and helps to create and define the environment of the production.
In addition to meeting General Education requirements, all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors concentrating in lighting design must complete the following requirements (98 credits). ACT 1250 (freshman year) and ACT 2100 may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the BFA.
Freshman Year: 25 credits
The freshman year requirements are the same for all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors.
Sophomore Year: 31 credits
Junior Year: 23 credits
Senior Year: 19 credits
Official Catalog: Published September 22, 2023
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