21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre

As taught in: Fall 2003

A photographer perched on a catwalk above a stage.

Photographer Peter Russo takes a photo from one of the lighting catwalks in MIT's Kresge Auditorium. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Bersak. Used with permission.)




Karen Perlow

Course Description

This class explores the artistry of Lighting Design. Students gain an overall technical working knowledge of the tools of the trade, and learn how, and where to apply them to a final design. However essential technical expertise is, the class stresses the artistic, conceptual, collaborative side of the craft. The class format is a "hands on" approach, with a good portion of class time spent in a theatre.