PERF07045 2019 Lighting Design and Digital Theatre
This module introduces learners to lighting design and digital technologies used in the theatre. The aim of this module is to provide opportunities for learners to develop skills in technical design practices for performance. Learners will participate in an individual and/or group project related to the performing arts and will also be advised to take an approved work placement relevant to the field. Learning experiences available include the opportunity to design, plan and deliver a collaborative and inter-disciplinary creative project over the duration of the semester working with other students and with visiting professionals. Field trips are arranged to nurture investigative and research skills. Students learn how to encounter a physical performance space and its technical facilities, using computer controlled lighting boards, robotic lighting instruments and audio visual projection.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
undertake a project that will develop technical abilities as a designer and creative practitioner
have reflected on the interchange between theatre, performance,art, film, digital media and other disciplines
further develop digital and media skills
explore the use of lighting design as a creative element in the dramaturgy of a performance
have enhanced awareness of theatre and interdisciplinary disciplines through contemporary use of digital technologies and explore the wider landscape of performance related technical disciplines
demonstrate best practice in productivity, time management and planning for the technical requirements of lighting and digital design
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Self Directed Learning
Develop individual pathway. Special interest subject. Expanding the boundaries of performance related to chosen project.
All students should be fully aware of Health and Safety issues when working with specific equipment.
Module Assessment Strategies
Learners must comply with the following:
Continuous Assessment: attendance and professional practice.
Performance related (design/acting/creative writing/film/directing for example) project and presentation.
Designing a play for the theatre
Technical designs - lighting/soundscapes
Work experience relevant to Performing Arts
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
Full Time Mode Workload
|Workshop||Black Box||Guided Lighting Design and Audiovisual Design||4||Weekly||4.00|
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Digital resources for lighting design and audio visual projection
Resources to attend performances and field trips
Guest creative practitioners
The process for creative projects should include appropriate environments for producing designs and working with the acting process/creative writing workshops etc. The lighting design process involves performance design ideas, visual material, model making, technical drawing, colour application, digital and media skills, measurement, recording and drawing and assessing the venue; rehearsal time and space, workshops, readings, realisations and technical production for example.