THEA 3320: Lighting and Sound Design
A course in the design of theatrical lighting and sound and in the practical application of those designs to the stage, including laboratory work on University Theatre productions.
Fall 2017 - TTh 1:00 - 2:50 GTC Design Studio
The lighting portion of the course focuses on the process of lighting design, the process by which designers turn their ideas about a production into the plastic medium that is stage lighting. We work through the process from initial conceptualization to collaboration to technical implementation and, finally, to presentation. In order to understand the tools of lighting design, this course also includes explanation and hands-on experience with lighting instruments and lighting systems.
The sound portion of this course provides a basic understanding of audio technology, the components of sound systems and their application in the theatre. Emphasis is placed on computer-aided sound editing. This course will define the role and responsibilities of a relatively new artist in the theatre, the sound designer.
Students are responsible for making themselves aware of and understanding the University policies and procedures that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. The academic policies addressing Student Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog at http://catalog.wmich.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navoid=974. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s) and if you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.
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In addition, students are encouraged to access the Code of Conduct, as well as resources and general academic policies on such issues as diversity, religious observance, and student disabilities:
DEADLINES: LATE PROJECTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED!
Matthew A. Knewtson, Professor of Theatre