Course Title: Operate lighting consoles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: EEET6450C

Course ID: 035479

Course Title: Operate lighting consoles

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5128 - Diploma of Audio Visual Technology

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim                  Phone: 9925 4345                   Email:

Nominal Hours: 35

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will learn about the art and science behind lighting for live events and productions. You will prepare, install, test and monitor basic analogue and digital lighting systems including the use of production lights and production lighting consoles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFLGT04A Operate lighting consoles

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the NTIS course Elements above.

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Theory classes, practical classes, groupwork and private study.

Teaching Schedule

Class #6
29 March, TAFE WEEK 7
Course Outline on Operate Lighting Consoles: Discussion and introduction of the course guide et al. DMX Theory and Power applications.
Includes: Presentation PPT and class exercise
NB Next week is Easter so our next class is the 12th April

********** Easter Break ***************************

Class #7
12 April, TAFE WEEK 8
Console Operation and Theory: Presentation on Console Operation Theory and practical work.
Includes: Set-up of a DMX lighting system and console operation.
NB There is an SSCC meeting today

Class #8
19 April, TAFE WEEK 9
DMX Systems and Operation: Practical on automated lighting fixtures.
Includes: Set-up of a DMX system and console operation. DUE TODAY: Assessment Task Lighting Plan and report

Wednesday 2 May TAFE WEEK 11  (Please note this class is on a different day and in a different venue)
Room: 94:01:002 Review of CUFLGT04A Operate Lighting Consoles
Includes: Presentation PPT and crossword exercise Assessment Task Theory test

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Practical Stage Lighting by Rex Bunn, Currency Press, Sydney, 1993

0 86819 297 X

Stage Lighting Revised Edition by Richard Pilbrow, Drama Book Publishers, New York, 1991

0 89676 005 7


Other Resources

’Production Lighting Resource Guide’ to be handed out in class.

There are a number of books and videos in the Carlton Library about ‘live’ lighting techniques. The ‘world wide web’ is also an excellent resource.

Overview of Assessment

1. Participate in simulation exercises during class time    50%

2. Theory Test  - Closed Book   50%

Assessment Tasks

1.  Participate in simulation exercises during class time   50%    During teacher guided hours

Answer oral questions and participate in practical tasks at various stages to demonstrate understanding of underpinning knowledge.

2. Theory Test  - Closed Book  50%   Wednesday 2nd May 2007, TAFE WEEK 11

You are required answer a range of multiple choice, short and long answer questions on the presentations and discussions related to the Production Lighting Resource Guide

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