AH-013: So, you want to be a lighting designer!

An introduction to the profession of lighting design. What are the career options in Lighting Design that are outside of the traditional theater? How do you get started in architecture, themed entertainment, concert, industrial, television, lighting for virtuaL spaces (animation) or art? This 9-week course will explore all of these career options with leaders from the profession, giving you practical information about what you will need to get started in these exciting career paths.

This course will meet for 9 sessions on Tuesdays from June 1-July 27, from 8:00pm-9:30pm UTC-4 (EDT)

This course is designed for (but not limited to) young and emerging artists.

Price: $240.00

It is possible to register for a single session for $30.00. Please note the session number(s) on the registration form.

A limited number of Scholarships are available! Please fill out a form here.


Roma Flowers and Guests

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AH-010: Lighting Live Events for Camera

Of course, your live event is being captured by the camera! We’re covering creating and adapting for the camera. Interfacing with a video director, video engineer, and director of photography. Plus metering lights, managing color for video, and working in both HD and 4K+ environments.

Eight (8) 2-hour Sessions meet Saturdays June 5-July 31, 12 noon-2pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

This course is designed for, but not limited to, early and mid-career professionals

Price: The full course is sold out.

Robert Barnhart and Guests

Photo: Superbowl 54 Halftime Show, Scenic Designer: Bruce Rogers, Lighting Director faculty member Robert Barnhart, Photographer: Brad Duns

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photograph of the Superbowl Halftime Show, Lighting by Bob Barnhart

AH-002: Business for Freelance Designers

This online, zoom-based course will cover the ins and outs of setting up your own business, working as a freelancer under the new and changing tax codes, negotiating skills, and other parts of our life that are not generally covered in designer training.

This course will consist of Eight (8) 2-hour Sessions meeting on Wednesdays from June 9-July 28 8pm-10pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

This course is designed for ALL freelance design professionals

Price: Register for a single session for $115

Amith Chandrashaker and Guests

Photo: Fairview at the Soho Rep, Scenic Design by Mimi Lien, Costume Design by Montana Levi Blanco, Lighting by faculty member Amith Chandrashaker, Pictured: MaYaa Boateng as Keisha, Photograph by Julieta Cervantes

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photograph of "Fairview" Soho Rep, Lighting by Amith Chandrashaker

AH-008: Associate and Assistant Skills for Professional Projects

Working as an Associate or Assistant on large-scale projects has emerged as a viable career option. This course will take an in-depth look at the Associates and Assistants role on a large-scale Broadway production and gaining skills that can be applied in other areas of lighting careers

Eight (8) Sessions meeting online on Mondays from June 7-July 26, 8pm – 10pm, UTC-4 (EDT).

This course is designed for early and mid-career professionals

Price: Register for an individual session for: $75 each

Craig Stelzenmuller and Guests

Photo: “Billy Elliot” Scenic Design by Campbell Baird and Robert Andrew Kovach; Costume Design by Dustin Cross; Lighting Design by Craig Stelzenmuller. Pictured: Sam Faulkner Photo by Curtis Brown. Production at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, North Carolina Theater.

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photograph of "Billy Eliot" Lighting by Craig Stelzenmuller