Course Title: Collaborate in a creative process

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: GEDU6110C

Course Title: Collaborate in a creative process

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4371 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Deborah Hatton


Nominal Hours: 40

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 an industry where creative team effort is highly valued, being able to collaborate is very important. This course is gives you the skills and knowledge required to collaborate successfully in a creative process. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process


1 Enter into a collaborative creative process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Adopt a personal philosophy of trustworthy and ethical behaviour

1.2 Maximise the possibilities of sustaining creative partnerships through trustworthy and ethical behaviour

1.3 Use professional discretion and judgement in dealing with others

1.4 Acknowledge and respect the different ways that different people may contribute to the creative process

1.5 Acknowledge and work within the legal framework that applies to creative content as part of individual commitment to an ethical approach

1.6 Respect collaborative efforts by relinquishing individual ownership of ideas


2 Engage in a collaborative creative process

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Maintain a belief in personal ideas, combined with a willingness to move on as ideas are discarded and others evolve

2.2 Be prepared to let go of own vanity and ego to allow new ideas to emerge

2.3 Use language and adopt a demeanour that demonstrates respect and trust for others

2.4 Listen to, value, respect and trust the contributions of others as material to work with rather than positions to argue against

2.5 Challenge, test and share ideas in a supportive way as part of the creative process

2.6 Move on from initial positions and preconceptions to accept and embrace new and unpredictable ideas as they emerge during the creative process

2.7 Play a role that encourages the movement and shift of ideas within the group towards a well‑conceived solution


3 Reflect on own role in the collaborative creative process

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Reflect on own level of participation, relationships with others and personal behaviour in the collaborative process

3.2 Identify ways to do better next time and follow up on any issues that need to be resolved

3.3 Identify and seek opportunities to refine and expand own skills and knowledge, including learning from failing

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:

  • apply communication and creative-thinking skills in a way that makes a positive contribution to lighting designs and lighting systems in a varity of productions and crews
  • work collaboratively with a range of people in a professional way
  • reflect on your creative collaboration work
  • understand what how Copywrite and Patent laws relate to your work in event production

Details of Learning Activities

These classes cover a range of learning experiences, from theory and class discussion, to practical work in groups on Operating Lighting Consoles.

Teaching Schedule

Please note that this unit is taught and assessed alongside two other units; 'CUAPPM401 Contribute to the Organisation of Productions PERF5080C' and 'CUALGT403 Set Up and Operate Lighting Cues and Effects EEET7374C'.

VE Week #DELIVERY DATEASS #LESSON TITLESet up and Operate Lighting cues + fxCollaborate in a creative process Contribute to the Organisation of prod.
3.1 Wk & Mondays)16/07/18 Welcome.  Intros. Projects. Course intro and cablingClass discussion and intros Expectations around Assessments
3.2 Wk & (Tuesdays)17/07/18 Stage Positions and Terminology   Stage Positions and Terminology -KC
4.123/07/18 Setting up Lighting Systems - DMXE1. Connect and format control system..E1. Enter into a creative process  
4.224/07/18 Production Roles and Sub-industriesInclude role of Lighting Operator Roles and responsibilitiesFocus on Stage Manager + Production M
5.130/07/18 Programming Parameters E1-4E1. 
5.231/07/18 Lighting Theory - Angles and ColourFoundation Knowledge(incidental) 
6.16/08/18 Cuelists and Documentation - LXE1-4E1. 
6.27/08/18 Documentation and ReportingReiteration of yesterday's prac - LX E1.Contribute to the planning of prods
7.113/08/18 LX Workshop - Catch up and reviewCatch up workshop and reviewE.1-3 
7.214/08/18 Calling Cues and using Comms(incidental)E.1+2.E.2+3
8.120/08/18 Calling Cues and Comms #2E.1-4E.1+2.E.1-3
8.221/08/18 Assist in Productions(incidental)E.1-3E.1-3
9.127/08/18 LX - Power / Distribution / RiggingE.1+4E.1-3E.1-3
9.228/08/18 Power + Logistics-Delivery on events(incidental)(incidental)E.1-3
10.13/09/18 Collaboration + ethics + teams - TBC(incidental) E.1-3Dealing with Performers' Anxiety - KC
11.110/09/18 Effects equipment + hire companiesEmerging technologies + industryLecture and discussionE.1.
11.211/09/18 Design Principals and Setting the stageKC KC
12.11/10/18 Design Principals and LX accessoriesKC - in practical workshopE1-3KC
12.22/10/181ALTERNATIVE FOR ASS 1    
13.18/10/18 Prep for Assessments 2 and 3 LX workshop - different control systemsE1-3All
1522/10/183ALTERNATIVE FOR ASS 3E. 1-4E.1-4 
N.B.  If the contingencies are not required time-wise; the trainer will seek other guest speakers in those times.
Other minor adjustments in the order / dates of delivery, may occur without notice. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

ASSESSMENT 1 - Will be a project-based task; largely completed in the students' own time.   It will include evidence of students contributing to the organisation of productions, by producing at least ONE of;
a) A Stage Manager's Show Report  b) A Production Schedule  c) A Prompt Copy for a theatre production d) A Collection of a Cue sheet + Patch Sheet as a lighting operator.
Plus: 1 - 3 photographs of the work in progress.
Plus: A short paragraph describing two different productions; and an outline of the participant (student)'s role in at least one of those two.    
Plus; Participation in a review session, such as a post-production-meeting / debrief.
These shall include evidence of an understanding of industry terminology; convention and company-structure in production, on events. 
There will be a minumum of two opportunities offered by the Trainer and RMIT.  One on campus and one off.  The student / participant may source their own opportunity.
Due Date:   September 4th 2018
ASSESSEMENT 2 - Will be a knowledge assessment task - comprising of approximately 10 x short Q + A.   This will provide evidence of the knowledge criteria of Stage Management and Lighting.
Conducted in Classroom.
Due Date: 9th of October 2018
ASSESSMENT 3 - Will be a Practical Assessement task and will take the form of an observation checklist.  Conducted in RMIT's Radio Theatre (Bldg 9) - With industry standard lighting console.
This task will provide evidence of the students' ability to set-up and record / store lighting cues as directed by a lighting designer / director.  This task may have to be split into two groups.
This task will also provide evidence of the students' ability to engage in a collaborative process
Due Date:  22nd of October 2018 

Assessment Matrix

ASSESSMENT NUMBER TASK STYLE Set up and Operate Lighting cues + fxCollaborate in a creative process Contribute to the Organisation of prod.
ASSESSMENT TOOL #1Project / Folio / Report Element 1 - PC allElement 1 - PC all
   Element 2 - PC allElement 2 - PC all
   Element 3 - PC all Element 3 - PC all 
  Knowledge evidenceKnowledge evidence Knowledge evidence 
ASSESSMENT TOOL #2Knowledge task   
 13 short answer Q + A   
  Knowledge evidenceKnowledge evidence Knowledge evidence 
ASSESSMENT TOOL #3Practical Element 1 - PC allElement 1 - PC all 
 (simulated workplace)Element 2 - PC allElement 2 - PC all 
 Obs checklist Element 3 - PC all Element 3 - PC all  
  Element 4 - PC all   

Other Information

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • make a positive contribution to a collaborative creative process that generates, expands and develops ideas into a well‑conceived solution
  • reflect on and evaluate own role in the collaborative process
  • identify and act on ways to enhance own ability to contribute effectively to a collaborative creative process.


Note: if a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.


Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • outline the legal framework that applies to the creative process
  • describe the concepts of trust and ethical behaviour in the context of creative endeavour
  • identify different roles people may play in a collaborative creative process and how these roles contribute to the overall effort
  • describe how the potential for creativity can be maximised within a team
  • explain barriers to creativity in a group environment.


Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the creativity and innovation – critical thinking field of work and include access to a team of people in a collaborative creative process.

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