Training Opportunity

Lighting Design Summer School

The course is designed for those with little or no theatrical experience, but also caters for those who have some production and lighting experience, be it amateur or professional. In the past students have taken the course for a variety of reasons - they are interested in theatre and lighting but lack experience or because they are considering full-time training. After the course is over participants generally find they have a much clearer idea of what they want and have a better understanding of what demands exist within this profession.

The course will include a programme of stimulating and challenging classes and practical workshops in:

Light – helping the designer to acquire understanding of the nature and attributes of light

Perceptions – teaching the designer to be aware of perceptual mechanisms and how the audience engage visually with a scene or performance

Design – practical exercises to extend the designer’s imagination and create a design response to received or found stimuli

Research – processes and tools to place design within cultural, temporal, spatial and emotional landscapes

Practical implementation – workshops and lectures exploring the tools, materials and health and safety issues surrounding the work of the Lighting Designer

Students will be working on one text, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by T S Eliot. It is essential to have a good understanding of the piece before the course begins. The week is given over to creating a scale design presentation of the lighting of the poem leading to a presentation on the Friday.

Early bird fee = £500