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Certificate in Lighting Design and Technology

36 Credits

All forms of media, traditional and emerging, depend on lighting. Lighting designers are in demand in photography and film, live performance, architectural and event installation and digital media. The Certificate in Lighting Design and Technology provides students with a focused curriculum in design theory and practice for the entertainment industry. Students will gain experience in optics and design theory, technical visualization and presentation skills and have the opportunity to work on practical applications for a variety of media and performance.

To be awarded the Certificate in Lighting Design and Technology, students must be in one of the following categories:  a) current SOU students who are meeting the requirements for a BA or BFA degree, b) students who already have a BA or BS or BFA degree (post-baccalaureate), or c) students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework or have at least three years of significant professional work experience and meet the prerequisite for admission to certificate program.  To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher in all certificate courses.