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Winterim 2018

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THE236 - Lighting the Stage for Theatre and Entertainment

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces principles and procedures in designing and executing theatre and concert lighting. Examines the operation of lighting instruments and equipment. Two lecture, three laboratory hours.

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Describe in writing the basic properties of electricity and power within the context of Stage Lighting.
2. Define and discuss different types of lighting fixtures and the quality of light they produce.*
3. Identify the components of a lighting dimming system.
4. Analyze a script or score for theatrical, musical or dance performance for lighting cues.
5. Demonstrate skill in programming and operating the lighting console*
6. Explore different types of lighting angles and design techniques used in live performance.
7. Describe in writing the functions of stage lighting and the controllable qualities of stage lighting
8. Demonstrate skill in properly hanging, patching, dressing and focusing lighting fixtures according to a light plot.
9. Demonstrate understanding of the DMX or networking protocols in production lighting.*
10. Demonstrate the proper procedures to operate and maintain a followspot.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
1) Safe Practices for lighting the stage
2) Electricity for the entertainment technician
3) Types of lighting instruments
4) Control systems
5) Color Mixing
6) lighting design systems
7) Followspot training
8) Lighting paperwork
9) Lighting plots

Effective Term: Fall 2015