Course Title: Operate complex lighting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5349 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Title: Operate complex lighting

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 155

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET7326C

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: mcvet@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

Lighting programmers or operators in the live events industry are required to set up appropriate lighting control systems as required by the given production. You will be taught to use a variety of consoles and lighting programs, along with reading and producing the appropriate documentation. Skills in advanced lighting console operation are developed through practice. You will learn to work autonomously and in a team environment as you take responsibility for operating lighting consoles in class and on a variety of live events. You may also get the opportunity to supervise others.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C5349 Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

As part of this course you are required to undertake 8 hours of supervised learning/assessment in your chosen industry area, gaining invaluable experience and industry contacts.

Workplace Assessment Requirements
An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each assessment placement. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting

Elements:

1. Determine production requirements

2. Connect and format advanced fixtures

3. Program consoles to receive pre-recorded material from external sources

4. Plot and operate cues

5. Complete post show procedures


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will:

  • be able to set up a variety of lighting control systems including the Martin M1 & M2Go series and Grand MA Wing
  • use the more advanced functions of these consoles
  • have mastered the basic elements of lighting design and console operation appropriate to a variety of live events
  • work with lighting crew, including heads of crew, as well as other production specialists like set designers, producers and directors
  • supervise lighting crew in class exercises and on live events


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.