Stage Lighting

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 1212
Credits
2.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
Students will become familiar with the responsibilities of, and processes related to, the Head Electrician. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of lighting design as they relate to that position. The techniques and theories of lighting design as required by a Head Electrician working in a road house situation will be included.
Course Content
  1. Circuit distribution systems.
  2. Lighting Paperwork including technical packages for theatres.
  3. Cabling and patching procedures.
  4. Head Electrician duties for sessions including lighting hang, focus, cueing, rehearsals and the run of an event.
  5. Gels, filters, templates and other accessories.
  6. Concepts of stage lighting design.
Methods Of Instruction

Students will receive 1 to 1 1/2 hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 1/2 to 3 hours of lab that includes independent & group work and one-on-one instruction.

Means of Assessment

Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, good attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, and the ability to meet deadlines.

Professionalism: 5 indicators X 2% 10%
Lab Test 30%
Written Exam 30%
In-class Quizzes X 3 30%
  Total 100%
Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. demonstrate safe working procedures and precautions when dealing with theatrical luminaires, dimmers, patch and control systems
  2. demonstrate all procedures of a Head Electrician during a lighting hang, focus and related sessions
  3. demonstrate the use of the Power Law to calculate loading of circuits for theatrical lighting
  4. demonstrate an understanding of connection procedures for circuit cabling
  5. apply the basics of lighting design theory to a roadhouse situation
Textbook Materials

Recommended text: a text such as Carter, Paul Douglas. Backstage Handbook. Shelter Island, NY: Broadway Press.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ARTS 1XXX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2009/05/01 to 2010/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU THTR 1XX (2) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU THTR 1XXX (2) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU THTR 1XXX (2) 2004/09/01 to 2009/04/30
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU THTR 2XX (1) 2009/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU DRAM 2XX (1) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1112 (2) & DOUG STGE 1212 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ELEV 1st (2) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1202 (2) & DOUG STGE 1212 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1212 (2) & DOUG STGE 1260 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) DOUG STGE 1207 (2) & DOUG STGE 1212 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 1st (2) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 2nd (2) 2010/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV THEA 1XX (2) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC THEA 349 (1.5) 2009/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC THEA 2XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU THEA 1st (3) 2009/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33958
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Alfredson
Craig
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
25
14
11
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4100
13:30 - 16:20