A study of the theories, principles, and tools of lighting design for theater, film, and video, this course will focus primarily on developing the student’s ability to see, understand, and manipulate light in respect to its physical and psychological properties. Topics will include properties and functions of light, color theory, instrumentation and placement, script analysis, drafting, and basic electricity. Projects will include analysis of light in various media (paintings, film, photographs) and a design for a theoretical production. Students will be required to participate on the lighting crew for one production during the semester. This course includes a lab fee. Prerequisites: TFMS 170, 171, or consent of the instructor.