BFA 2: Fundamentals of Lighting 1 Welcome to the Fundamentals of Lighting 1 course page

The Fundamentals of Lighting 1 course is taught in Semester A to teach students core skills in Lighting to support them when working as Lighting Technicians on APA productions. The course is taught in the EDT Bethanie Annex campus and is taught on Monday afternoons.

Fundamentals of Lighting 1 course information
TITLE : Fundamentals of Lighting 1
COURSE CODE : TEDT1101
PROGRAMME & YEAR : BFA in TEA Year 2
MODE OF DELIVERY : Mixed
DURATION : 1 semester
CREDITS : 2
CREDIT ALLOCATION TYPE (CAT) : 3
CONTACT HOURS (A) (Class time) : 28 (2 hours per week)
STUDENT WORK HOURS (B) (Homework) : 56 (4 hours per week)
EXPECTED STUDY LOAD HOURS (A) + (B) : 84 (12 hours per week)
REQUISITES : TEDT 0102 Intro to Entertainment Design and Technology
QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK LEVEL : 3
Course Description

This course provides the student with fundamental technical knowledge and skills in the area of theatrical lighting. It covers fundamental lighting control and dimmer technologies, modern console programming, fault finding and troubleshooting and the role and responsibilities of the production electrician.

Students will have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of lighting technology.

Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of lighting system technologies and an understanding of the application of that knowledge, contexts and frameworks;
2 Demonstrate basic knowledge and comprehension of the practice of production electrician in the production team;
3 Comprehend and employ basic operational skills of electrical engineering and be capable of adapting them to the requirements of the theatrical application;
4 Resolve common faults and effect basic repairs to lighting systems and equipment
Intro to EDT: Course Timetable
Week Date Morning Class (09:00 to 13:00) Teacher Venue Afternoon Class (14:00 to 18:00) Teacher Venue
Week 1 2nd Sept. Fund. of Sound 1: An Introduction to Microphones Chris Bethanie SD Lab Fund. of LX 1 Leo Bethanie LX Lab
Week 2 9th Sept. Fund. of Sound 2: Signal processors Chris Bethanie SD Lab Fund. of ST 1 German Bethanie Tech Lab
Week 3 16th Sept. Fund. of ST 2 **19:00 to 23:00 German Studio Theatre Fund. of LX 2 Leo Bethanie LX Lab
Week 4 23rd Sept. Fund. of Sound 3: Large Analogue PA Systems Chris Bethanie SD Lab Fund. of LX 3 Leo Bethanie LX Lab
Week 5 30th Sept. Fund. of ST 3 German Bethanie Tech Lab EDT Case Studies: LX Topics 1 Psyche Bethanie LX Lab
Week 6 7th Oct. EDT Case Studies: SD Topics 1 Chris Bethanie SD Lab EDT Case Studies: ST Topics 1 German Bethanie Tech Lab
Week 7 14th Oct. No Class Public Holiday No Class Public Holiday
Week 7 15th Oct. **[18:00-21:00] Fund of Lx: (Electrical topics 3.1-3.4) Hugo T461
Week 8 21st Oct. Fund. of Sound 4: Sound production engineering Chris Bethanie SD Lab
Week 8 22nd Oct. **[18:00-21:00] Fund of Lx: (Electrical topics 3.5-3.7) Hugo T461
Week 9 28th Oct. Fund. of ST 4 German Bethanie Tech Lab EDT Case Studies: LX Topics 2 Psyche Bethanie LX Lab
Week 9 29th Oct. **[18:00-21:00] Fund of Lx: (Electrical topics 3.8-Quiz) Hugo T461
Week 8 21st Oct. Fund. of Sound 4: Sound production engineering Chris Bethanie SD Lab Fund. of LX 4: Electrical Engineering Hugo Bethanie LX Lab
Week 9 28th Oct. Fund. of ST 4 German Bethanie Tech Lab EDT Case Studies: LX Topics 2 Psyche Bethanie LX Lab
Week 10 4th Nov. Fund. of Sound 5: Digital Sound Theory Chris Bethanie SD Lab
Week 11 12th Nov. Production Week 1
Week 12 19th Nov. Production Week 2
Week 13 25th Nov. EDT Case Studies: SD Topics 2 Chris Bethanie SD Lab EDT Case Studies: ST Topics 2 German Bethanie Tech Lab
Week 14 2nd Dec. Fund. of ST 5. Networking KMK Bethanie SD Lab Fund. of LX 6 Leo Bethanie LX Lab
Week 15 9th Dec. Fund. of Sound 6: Digital Mixing Consoles Chris Bethanie SD Lab Fund. of ST 6. Networking KMK Bethanie SD Lab
Week 15 12th Dec. Fund. of ST 7. Networking KMK Bethanie SD Lab
Week 15 13th Dec. Fund. of ST Supplimentary. Networking KMK Bethanie SD Lab
Week 16 16th Dec. Fund. of Sound 7: Wireless microphones Chris Bethanie SD Lab Fund. of LX 7 Leo Bethanie LX Lab

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Course Assessment

Assessment for any course is a measure of how well a student has learnt and understood the learning outcomes of the course. There are three assignments for teh Fundamentals of Lighting 1 course. The assignment briefs can be downloaded from the links below.

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Syllabus

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