LIGHTING FOR PERFORMANCE - 2020/1
Module code: PRO1032
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This module is designed to introduce students to the basics of lighting and stage electrics for theatre and live events. Students will gain an understanding of the mainstay of lighting equipment, associated techniques and the fundamental processes used in a professional production environment.
Guildford School of Acting
BURGESS Michelle (GSA)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: W453
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Industry standard stage lighting equipment identification and it’s uses.
Basic Lighting Design theory. Colour, depth, and form.
Electrical calculation and safety.
Industry standard Tools.
Rigging, labelling and preparing a lighting rig.
Basic Console operation.
Hard-patching and Soft-patching.
Basic Lighting communication protocols.
Basic equipment Maintenance.
Stage Lighting paperwork and supporting paperwork.
Discipline specific Health & Safety.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||Practical assessment||100|
Written Reflective Essay
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Practical based task to be completed in small groups, and assessed individually.
- On going formative feedback from practical lessons – ( Formative )
Summative mark sheets returned to students via surrey learn within 3 weeks.
- Introduce the working practices associated with the lighting team engaged in theatre production.
- Develop knowledge of contemporary and emerging technologies,
- Develop knowledge of the current legislation (e.g. Health and Safety).
- Develop knowledge of practical skills associated with the roles associated with that team.
|001||Apply working practices learned in taught modules to the production process.||P|
|002||Demonstrate accurate application of practical skills.||P|
|003||Independently research to support their subject knowledge and practical skills.||C|
|004||Engage in the theatre production process adopting the procedures and methods at every stage of the process.||KP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 30
Independent Study Hours: 110
Seminar Hours: 10
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Encourage the students to engage in practical taught sessions, alongside classroom based theory lessons.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Taught practical lessons in a studio space – 30 hours
- Taught sessions in a classroom enviroment – 15 hours
- Independent study 105 hours
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Under the three term structure that commences from academic year 2019/0 – this module’s delivery falls in Semester 1 due to the teaching occurring in Teaching Block 1.
Programmes this module appears in
|Theatre Production BA (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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