Course Title: Determine Lighting Requirements and Operate Lighting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4197

Course Title: Determine Lighting Requirements and Operate Lighting

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Creative Media


Course Contact: Viv Weir

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-8012

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Course Description

This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to prepare, operate and monitor lighting equipment and quality during participation, rehearsals and production of film and television projects.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT03A Determine Lighting Requirements and Operate Lighting


1. Address lighting conditions

2. Operate a colour temperature meter

3. Select and use corrective light filters

4. Prepare for lighting operation

5. Participate in technical rehearsal

6. Operate lighting

7. Monitor luminaires during the production

8. Monitor technical quality during production

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes:

  • 3 Point Lighting
  • Lighting Continuity
  • Camera 1
  • Generate a Lighting Plan
  • Active Learning Journal
  • Class Exercises