Course Title: Prepare, install and monitor lighting equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: EEET6451C

Course ID: 035480

Course Title: Prepare, install and monitor lighting equipment

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: 25

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:

CUFLGT02A Prepare, install and monitor lighting equipment

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the NTIS Elements above

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Theory classes, practical classes, groupwork and private study.

Teaching Schedule

Class #1
22 February
Discussion and introduction of the course guide, resources, assessments and expectations.
Includes: Presentation PPT, class exercise, discussion and watching a video.   
Homework: Observe how lighting is used around you

Class #2
1 March
What Is This? A practical demonstration (show and tell) of all the equipment, accessories and documentation involved in Production Lighting and its application
Includes: Presentation, group work and videos   
Homework: A study on three lanterns (to be handed in by 22nd March 2007)

Class #3
8 March
Beams and Angles: Discussion of lanterns, fixtures and basic lighting system. Roles and responsibilities overview.
Includes:  Presentation PPT and practical exercise    
Homework: Work on assessments

Class #4
15 March
Practical Exercises: Looking at beam angles, lighting design and rigging applications.
NB. The first SSCC meeting is today   
Homework: Work on assessments

Class #5
22 March
Review of CUFLGT02A Prepare, Install and Monitor Lighting Equipment
Includes: Presentation PPT, assessment   
TODAY: Assessment Task: Practical Test
Hand in homework task on three lanterns

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 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 20%
2. Practical test   40%
3. Production of a lighting plan and written report   40%

Assessment Tasks

1.    Participate in simulation exercises during class time     20%   
During teacher guided hours

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

2.    Practical Test     40%
Due: 22nd March 2007, TAFE WEEK 6

In groups you will prepare, install and monitor a small lighting system as specified by your teacher and assessed against a checklist (See class handout for details)   

3.    Production of a lighting plan and written report 40%
9th April 2007, TAFE WEEK 9

Develop a lighting plan (to scale) for a live event which you may be working on during the year and report on how you are going to carry out the lighting design as described in your plan. The report should explain the lighting design’s purpose and concepts, the various scenes/shoots required and the venue and expected audience. See class handout for details.

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