SRJC Course Outlines

1/26/2023 1:26:15 PMTHAR 26 Course Outline as of Fall 1985

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 26Title:  THEATRICAL LIGHTING  
Full Title:  Theatrical Lighting
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.0011 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the basic concepts of theatre lighting, including the operation of stage lighting, planning and rigging. Instruction in light sources, the theory of electricity in the theatre, color media and theory, lighting design, light plots, equipment, control system, and rehearsal/performance procedures and operation.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
THAR 20.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the basic concepts of theatre lighting, including the operation of stage lighting, planning & rigging. Instruction in light sources, the theory of electricity in the theatre, color media & theory, lighting design, light plots, equipment, control systems & rehearsal/performance procedures & operation.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:THAR 20.
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1985Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1985Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 173 Introduction to Stage Lighting or Lighting Design Fundamentals SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR26

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Evaluate the responsibilities of a theatrical lighting designer and
   recognize the designer's collaberation with the other production
   company personnel.
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of stage lighting,
   the basic concepts of electricity and lighting design.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the function of various lighting
   instruments, riggins, control systems and technical plots.
4.  Distinguish types of circuits and compute appropriate wattage,
   resistance, amperage, and voltage.
5.  Demonstrate an understanding of style, color, texture angle and mood
   in theatrical lighting.
6.  Design a basic lighting scheme including a plot and supportive data.
7.  Exhibit neat, orderly, and well organized work habits.
8.  Define commonly used terminology including lighting instruments,
   connectors, lamps, dimmer boards, control boards and special effects.
9.  Assess and apply the specifics of a light plot in order to hang,
   circuit and focus the lighting equipment for a production.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Lighting instruments and equipment.
2.  Basic color theory.
3.  Basic lighting theory.
4.  Basic electrical theory.
5.  Lighting design.
     A. Textual analysis.
     B. Integration of design with other aspects of production.
     C. Constructing a plot.
     D. Rigging, hanging and focusing.
6.  Board operation in production.

Assignments:
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1.  Regular diagnostic quizzes based on assigned reading and lecture
   material.
2.  A study of basic safety precautions.
3.  A production assignment (in conjunction with Theatre Arts 25).
4.  A lighting plot based on an assigned production.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Reading reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
REGULAR ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SCENE DESIGN AND STAGE LIGHTING, 1985

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