Senior Capstone Project--Lighting Design


Create a proposal in conjunction with your faculty advisor for submission to the department committee by mid-semester the semester before you plan to execute your Senior Project. Your proposal must include:

  • Title of work and author.
  • A brief statement on why this project should be your capstone project.
  • Project deadlines. (Consult the Department Production Calendar)
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Current GPA.

Production Requirements

Upon approval of the Senior Project, the student is expected to fulfill all standard production requirements as expected of any designer, including but not limited to:

  • Work with faculty advisor on regularly scheduled basis.
  • Participate in all production meetings.
  • Participate in strike.

Design Portfolio

Following completion of the design assignment, submit a completed designer portfolio package. This package will include:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Design Analysis
  • Story Boards
  • Light Plot
  • Hanging Schedule
  • Instrument Schedule
  • Channel Hook Up
  • Production Cue Sheet
  • Shop Order
  • Representative photos of the production
  • All materials will be portfolio quality and will not be returned.


After the advisor has approved the designer portfolio, the student lighting designer will formally present his/her portfolio to the department committee. The committee will confer with the advisor and a grade will be assigned. Your advisor will communicate the grade as soon as possible.