Graduate Course Descriptions

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5515. History of Lighting Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A historical survey of how practitioners of lighting and theater design have been able to develop lighting technology and the concept of lighting design from the time of the Renaissance to the present day. Particular attention will be given to the eras of transition in the technology of producing light: from candlelight to gaslight, and from gaslight to the early electric era. The affects of the new light on performance style and the changes that ensued will be discussed.

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