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Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production) : Lighting
This nationally recognised qualification provides lighting skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry.
The skills and knowledge gained will equip graduates to find employment in the areas of film and television lighting, lighting design, lighting operation and as a production electrician.
Units provide training in lighting design and lighting technology for theatre, film, television, concerts and trade presentations.
Areas of study include electronics, optics, cinematography, documentation and drafting, budgeting, crew management, script analysis and control board operation. Lighting units include a substantial component of practical production work and professional placement.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Additional Course Information
Students work as directed on productions mounted by WAAPA. Students begin by assisting until sufficiently skilled to perform designated tasks. In the final year students will be expected to provide service to the productions at a professional level of competence.
Professional placement to industry in the graduating year is a compulsory and practical component. Students undertake an appropriate attachment for production experience. The purpose of this work is to develop and strengthen the proficiencies and skills required in the industry.
Lighting Board Operator, Film and TV Lighting Technician, Production Electrician, Lighting Designer