|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Light is an essential ingredient in any performance – without light there is nothing to see. This subject examines how through the use of colour, texture, rhythm and intensity, light can be used as a dramaturgical tool in the development of a performance. This subject also explores theclose relationship lighting has with the other design elements in performance.
Through a series of lectures and studios, students will be introduced to light in performance across a range of forms such as; opera, music theatre, dance and drama, and how light interacts with the other design elements andthe performer.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:
- demonstrate a capacity to analyse, evaluate and critique the effective use of light in a performance;
- undertake the process of developing a design concept and produce documentation and materials sufficient to communicate that concept;
- select from a range of theories (performative, artistic, environmental, historical, philosophical, scientific, etc.) and make them relevant to the task at hand;
- convey the conceptual development, research and realisation of a designed item, and reflect on the outcome.
On completing this subject, students will demonstrate:
- an ability to undertake critical analysis;
- an ability to work with design precedents;
- an ability to work with different design methodologies;
- an understanding of challenges for the performance designer in the 21st century;
- an understanding of their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.