Entertainment Lighting (PASA7731)

Level: 
7
Credits: 
30 (0.25 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To enable students to consolidate a body of advanced theories, concepts and techniques relating to specialised design and technical management for events, theatre, dance and entertainment practice. This course focuses on the articulation of a personal voice for production lighting design and the employment of professionalism in creative and collaborative practice.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts or the Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice to enrol in this course. Pre-requisites: PASA6702 and PASA6732.
Topics include: 

A flexible approach to methodology and a personal approach to creative production, Creative relationships, Own professional standards of collaboration, responsibility, and problem solving skills
Advanced techniques to create design documentation, Computer aided design tools, Computer modelling and visualisation techniques Audio Visual integration into Multi-media events
Collaborative relationships and complex responsibilities and procedures in production Communication management requirements for a range of performance scenarios
Enhancing the narrative intentions of a text, Imaginative and innovative responses to the creation of work, Associations, implications and interpretations pertaining to a given concept or brief
Establishing creative and technical parameters and discussing the potential of each, determining its artistic merit
The individual creative process, Evaluate work in relation to professional practice Interpret scripts, production or other documentation accurately to determine production needs
New lighting technologies and their impact, Investigation of theatre technology ? research and practice Moving lights, low voltage, discharge, LED lighting technologies and advanced control systems New approaches to design practice
Technician management and operation routines, Plan and monitor the work of production departments, including developing, managing and reporting on a budgets using correct documentation and record keeping
Relationship of elements within a scene and how these combine to convey mood and/or emotion
Resourcing, production meetings and communication routines, contracts, budget & personnel management, Schedule creation and management, Selection of materials, Systems analysis
Technical and operational knowledge of control desks and related equipment
The concept of strategic decision-making (with particular emphasis on its impact on artistic vision and budgetary setting and control)
Theories of self management and team leadership
Learning and teaching approaches
Topics may be taught in an integrated manner in both practical/workshop/lab modes
Activities include self-directed learning, individual and class exercises, field trips, work in groups, guest lectures and online discussion and reflection
Feedback is sought throughout the course using a range of assessment tools including
Formal reflection, class forum and project survey.
Each student is interviewed at the end of the semester to reflect on their progress and to assist in setting goals for further development in subsequent learning.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1362

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 LectureThursday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 TutorialFriday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
3 May 18 - 28 Jun 18 LectureThursday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 TutorialFriday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-1020)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management), Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice.

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