[THDA 225] Introduction to Theatrical Scenic and Lighting Design
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and participate in both scene and lighting design for theatre and dance. The course begins with discussion about the history, theory, art, and execution of design. Both scenic and lighting design use concepts rooted in physics, architectural design, engineering and art. This course offers a unique educational approach to those within the department of theater and dance as well as those interested in film, architecture, photography, painting, and engineering. This course delves into many aspects of theatrical design along with challenging students to think creatively within unconventional guidelines and is intended to provide students with a base knowledge of design. Skills acquired in this class are applied to a cohesive final project encompassing both design categories.