Lighting Design (BFA)


Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts/Conservatory of Theatre Arts

Program Description

It is our mission to train our future colleagues to become visionaries, creators and leaders in the next generation of American professional theatre.

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Learning Outcomes

The student will demonstrate an effective design process that integrates

  • The ability to work with a director and a creative team to develop a design concept for a production and a collaborative process through production
  • A comprehensive approach to analyzing the lighting needs of a play
  • Strong research skills
  •  An understanding of theatre history and visual styles
  • Mastery of skills in design presentation

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Special Requirements

Courses completed with a grade of D do not count toward fulfilling the specific course requirements of the major.

Auditions/interviews are required for all students planning major in theatre at  Webster University. Auditions/interviews are held each year during the spring semester for entrance into the following fall session. Both on-campus and off-campus audition sites are available to prospective theatre students. No video auditions are accepted.

Degree Requirements

  • 102 required credit hours
  • 12 general education credit hours
  • 14 elective credit hours

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Required Courses

  • CONS 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, 4010, 4020 (The Conservatory sequence or its equivalent) (72 hours)
  • ART 1110 Introduction to Drawing (3 hours)
  • ART 1120 Principles of Drawing (3 hours)
  • ART 1130 Figure Drawing for Theatre Majors (6 hours)
  • DESN 1210 Design Concepts (3 hours)
  • DESN 1220 Design: 3-D (3 hours)
  • SCIN 1410 Light, Sound and Electricity (3 hours)
  • THEA 2030 History of the Theatre: Greeks to Elizabethan (3 hours)
  • THEA 2040 History of the Theatre: Restoration to 1915 (3 hours)
  • THEA 2050 History of Theatre: 1915 to Present (3 hours)

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