NIDA Lighting Design Essentials

Lighting Design Essentials

Level: Beginner

For adults 18+

Gain an understanding of the techniques used in practical lighting design and its realisation. Learn how to extract lighting design ideas from a dramatic source. Under the guidance of an industry professional, utilise a selection of professional equipment to realise a simple lighting design.

Course components

  • Analysis of a dramatic source to extract lighting ideas.
  • Exploration of the creative process to realise lighting design.
  • Introduction to lighting equipment used to realise a lighting design.


  • Ability to dramaturgically analyse a dramatic source for a lighting design.
  • Knowledge of lighting equipment, its uses and safe practise.
  • Competence realising a lighting design using professional equipment.

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