Licht- und Toninstallation

Michael Zerz
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Stage and Film Design
2023W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04649


In over 40 years of praxis in stage and event design I have tried to teach designers-to-be in lighting at both major Vienna Art Universities for nearly half of the time.

The things we used to work with have fundamently changed with the developments of recent years. New more energy efficient fixtures with multiple functions are replacing conventioal units. Controlling these multifunctional tools is complex, but the game of angles is the same and there are endless varieties of new colour options. Good communication between artists and technicians is therefore more essential than ever to realize designers intentions in praxis. Therefor  we will develop, exercise and refine individual lighting design approach and fundamentals.

Examination Modalities

I want to ask participants for a three dimensional draft,  with lighting- and sounddesign notes in text or image during the semester and a preliminaryly final talk about it in January/February.


I think it is important to practice an analytic sight of light and to play with lights to learn or improve a creative grip on lighting. Further it is essential to find an individal way to note and communicate ones lighting design intentions. There are limits to what we can do in the classroom, so it will be useful to take part in practical exercises in the Schauspielhaus Wien.

To register for individual sessions or units in Ssh with limited access or other issues cocerning my field please send an email to .


09 October 2023, 13:00–15:00 Department Stage and Film Design , "jour fix in the classroom: 9.+16.+30.10.; 13.11.; 11.12.; 8.+22.1.; "

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2023, 07:30 to 13 December 2023, 07:30
Via online registration

Stage Design (1. Section): Licht: Licht- und Toninstallation 542/103.04

Stage Design (2. Section): Licht: Licht- und Toninstallation 542/203.04

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible