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Lighting Software

Course Code: STGE 2200
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 4 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course builds on the skills acquired in STGE 1260: Introduction to CAD. It is a practical guide to creating lighting plots and associated paperwork on industry-standard software. Students will be introduced to two dimensional techniques, plot organization, and interactive paperwork. This course is appropriate for professional upgrading.

Course Content

  1. Setting up a drawing: importing, building classes and layers, organization through Saved Views, Sheet Layers and Design Layers
  2. Creating lighting positions and lighting devices
  3. Using libraries and plug-in objects
  4. Creating databases and other related paperwork
  5. Combining all techniques in a finished lighting plot
  6. Creating a template that the students may use on other productions

Methods of Instruction

Students will receive five hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes lecture, independent work and one-on-one instruction. This course will take place in a Douglas College computer lab. Some open lab time is available.

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 10% 50%
Weekly exercises  X 3  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. structure layers, classes and other organizational elements of the drawing
  2. use  libraries and plug-in objects and create custom components
  3. transfer data between plots, spreadsheets, schedules and other paperwork
  4. have an awareness of the possibilities of the 3D aspects of the software and skills to explore this area further

course prerequisites

STGE 1260 and STGE 1112

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.