Hey all- Thought I'd join this forum just to give insight (and take it) if I need to. I'm currently a senior in the BFA Design/Tech program concentrated in lighting design at Purchase College. I just finished designing my first senior show, The Time of Your Life - which went great. Now working on designing the next show(s).. for the Purchase Opera: Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica. Lighting is my life. I love being able to grab control of an everyday element that isn't noticed much, and make it into an artform. Checkout my work/resume/etc.. at www.derekheckler.com D.