School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Develop lighting designs
  • Unit Code

    CUALGT504
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    60
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret creative briefs and develop lighting designs for screen, media and entertainment productions.

It applies to individuals who create lighting designs that reflect the style and mood of productions. They work closely with directors, directors of photography (DOPs), production designers, technical producers and costume designers. On major productions, lighting designers manage the work and safety of a team of lighting assistants and technicians, lighting console operators, and electricians and therefore, have responsibility for all aspects of lighting operations.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Interpret creative brief
  • 2. Research lighting design concepts and technologies
  • 3. Generate and assess lighting design ideas
  • 4. Develop and document lighting designs
  • 5. Finalise lighting design

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

For more information see the Semester Timetable

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- develop creative lighting designs that meet artistic and technical requirements and constraints of the production within required timeframe
- use research to enhance interpretation and adaptation of design concepts when developing lighting design
- generate a range of creative responses to lighting design brief based on research and collaboration
- facilitate the design process with lighting team members and production personnel
- develop detailed documentation, including costs of lighting design from initial idea to realisation.

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:

explain the role of lighting design within the overall artistic direction of a production
describe key features and purpose of creative and technical elements of the lighting design process, and their impact during various phases of the production process
outline principles of script break-down as it relates to lighting design
identify formats for documenting lighting design
describe current and emerging technologies available to lighting designers
describe construction methods and implementation issues associated with realisation of lighting designs
discuss typical issues, problems and challenges of developing lighting designs and briefly describe solutions
describe the relationship between different design elements such as costume, sets, lighting, props and sound
explain work health and safety (WHS) legislation and regulations as they apply to lighting design and production.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

- performance outlines and/or scripts on which designs can be based
- reference sources and materials relating to lighting design.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Develop lighting designs
  • Unit Code

    CUALGT504
  • Year

    2018
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    60
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret creative briefs and develop lighting designs for screen, media and entertainment productions.

It applies to individuals who create lighting designs that reflect the style and mood of productions. They work closely with directors, directors of photography (DOPs), production designers, technical producers and costume designers. On major productions, lighting designers manage the work and safety of a team of lighting assistants and technicians, lighting console operators, and electricians and therefore, have responsibility for all aspects of lighting operations.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements

  • 1. Interpret creative brief
  • 2. Research lighting design concepts and technologies
  • 3. Generate and assess lighting design ideas
  • 4. Develop and document lighting designs
  • 5. Finalise lighting design

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

For more information see the Semester Timetable

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

- develop creative lighting designs that meet artistic and technical requirements and constraints of the production within required timeframe
- use research to enhance interpretation and adaptation of design concepts when developing lighting design
- generate a range of creative responses to lighting design brief based on research and collaboration
- facilitate the design process with lighting team members and production personnel
- develop detailed documentation, including costs of lighting design from initial idea to realisation.

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:

explain the role of lighting design within the overall artistic direction of a production
describe key features and purpose of creative and technical elements of the lighting design process, and their impact during various phases of the production process
outline principles of script break-down as it relates to lighting design
identify formats for documenting lighting design
describe current and emerging technologies available to lighting designers
describe construction methods and implementation issues associated with realisation of lighting designs
discuss typical issues, problems and challenges of developing lighting designs and briefly describe solutions
describe the relationship between different design elements such as costume, sets, lighting, props and sound
explain work health and safety (WHS) legislation and regulations as they apply to lighting design and production.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

- performance outlines and/or scripts on which designs can be based
- reference sources and materials relating to lighting design.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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