Stage Lighting

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 2312
Credits
2.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
Students will become familiar with the methods and skills required for stage lighting design. Emphasis will be placed on the skills required to perform the tasks of an assistant designer in the professional theatre. Portfolio samples will be developed as part of assignment work.
Course Content

  • Research:  
    • script analysis
    • playwright
    • period and style
    • previous productions
    • set and costume design
    • director
    • budgets and schedule
  • Developing the Concept:
    • directions and colours
    • brightness and key light
    • composition
    • timing
  • Documentation:
    • wish list
    • reality list
    • lighting plot, rough and final
    • instrument schedule, dimmer hook-up
  • Related topics:
    • hang session
    • focus session
    • cueing session
    • rehearsals and run of show
  • Other topics:   
    • lighting for film/tv
    • special effects and pyrotechnics
    • gels, filters, and accessories
    • technical packages for theatres

Methods Of Instruction

Students will receive three hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes independent work and one on one instruction.

Means of Assessment

Ten assignments, worth 10% each, that will include design projects, script analysis, lighting plot, documentation and rationale.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. learn and demonstrate industry standard practices for lighting design for the stage.
  2. be able to develop samples of various document styles for use in their portfolio.
  3. learn and demonstrate appropriate concepts and documentation as preparation for their own design or to assist a professional designer.
Textbook Materials

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. eg;

Gillette, Michael. Theatrical Design and Production. 3rd Ed. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing, 1997.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) Any 2 of DOUG STGE 1100 (2) or DOUG STGE 2311 (2) or DOUG STGE 2312 (2) or DOUG STGE 2411 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2006/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO VISA 2nd (2) 2005/05/01 to 2006/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 2nd (2) 2010/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV THEA 3XX (2) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC THEA 2XX (1) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.