NIDA NIDA Online: The Art of Lighting Design

NIDA Online: The Art of Lighting Design

Discipline: Lighting, Sound and Stage Management

Adults (18+)

Level: Beginner

Design for performance is a creative and technical art form which illuminates a production and communicates layers of meaning for an audience. Both challenging and satisfying, it requires a diverse array of skills and the ability to collaborate. In these short online courses, you will be introduced to the world of design by a specialist NIDA tutor.

Understand how lighting forms an integral part of the design process from the initial stages of production to performance. Develop an understanding of the role of the lighting designer within the creative team and learn how lighting design shapes meaning for an audience. Gain an understanding of the technical tools available to create a simple lighting design for a dramatic source material.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the collaborative nature of the design process
  • Exposure to the storytelling potential of design
  • Ability to extract dramaturgical information from dramatic sources
  • Ability to imagine and articulate design concepts

Resources Required to Participate

  • Desktop, laptop or mobile with microphone and webcam
  • Internet connection
  • Stationery: paper, pencils, basic art materials

Time Commitment

  • Face to face via Zoom: 4 × 2.5 hour sessions
  • Self-directed learning: 1 hour writing/research activity between each session

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses, even when working from home. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.

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