UTK Department of Theatre

College of Arts & Sciences

Lighting Design Sample Curriculum

Semester 1:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 501[3] Introduction to Graduate Research in Theatre
THEA 503[3] Elements of Design
THEA 464[3] Computer Aided Drafting for the Theatre

Semester 2:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 510[3] Studies in Theatre History (or approved dramatic literature course)
THEA 563[3] Projects in Lighting Design
THEA 475 [3] Projection and Media Design
THEA 492[1] Off-Campus Study

Semester 3:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 584[3] Photography for the Theatre
THEA 587[3] Computer Aided Rendering for Theatre
THEA 563[3] Projects in Lighting Design

Semester 4:

THEA 580[3] Graduate Design Seminar
THEA 588[3] Digital Portfolio
THEA 563[3] Projects in Lighting Design
THEA 593 [1-3] Independent Study
THEA 491[1] Foreign Study

Semester 5:

THEA 599 [3] Project in Lieu of Thesis
THEA 563[3] Projects in Lighting Design
THEA 473[3] Advanced Sound Design
Elective [3]

Semester 6:

THEA 599 [6] Project in Lieu of Thesis
THEA 563[3] Projects in Lighting Design
Elective [3]

Suggested Electives: Art History, Dramatic Literature, Costume Design, Scene Design, Architectural Illumination, Small Group Dynamics, Conflict Resolution, Music theory

Projects in Lieu of Thesis

Normally, students will complete both a practical and a theoretical project.  The practical project will consist of designing a production of substantial scope for the Clarence Brown or Carousel Theatre seasons.  The theoretical project will be decided upon through consultation with the student’s advisor.

Master Classes

Each year, master classes will be offered with important designers or artisans.

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