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Contract Faculty- Stagecraft and Event Technology -Stage Lighting First Term - Douglas College

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Education
Province: New Westminster, British Columbia
Position: Contract Faculty- Stagecraft and Event Technology -Stage Lighting First Term
Deadline: March 25, 2015
Posted: March 20, 2015

Job Description / Duties

Students will become familiar with industry standard working procedures for hanging, focusing and maintaining theatrical luminaries. Other topics will include light, colour, lenses, reflectors, lamps and basic electricity as they apply to lighting equipment for the stage. Students will also be required to attend and review 3 live events outside of normal classroom hours.
Course Content
1. Basic Theory of Optics
o Composition of light
o Reflection: spherical, ellipsoidal, parabolic
o Refraction: fresnel, stepped, plano-convex
2. Light Sources
o Incandescent
o Tungsten – halogen
o Arc and discharge
o Other sources including fluorescent, laser, fiber optics, low voltage
3. Equipment
o Lens and lensless luminaries
o Spots and floods: fresnel, projectors, floods and scoops, par and r, follow spots
4. Hang and Focus
o The light plot and schedules
o Selection and preparation
o Circuitry and patch
o Trouble shooting and repair
o Focus
5. Basic Electricity for the Stage
o Basic electrical theory
o Quantities and measurement
o Basic wiring and maintenance for luminaries and cable

Qualifications / Required Skills


Additional Information

Methods of Instruction
Students will receive 1 to 1 ½ hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 ½ to 3 hours of lab that includes independent 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%
Practical Test 30%
Written Tests X 2 30%
Attend and review live performance: 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 and related equipment
2. demonstrate a working knowledge of theatrical luminaires including:
o basic lens and reflector characteristics
o theatrical light sources
o function and use of theatrical luminaires
3. demonstrate a working knowledge of the procedures and techniques for hanging and focusing of theatrical luminaires
4. understand basic electrical theory and practices for the stage


Contract Faculty- Stagecraft and Event Technology
03-11-2015 03-25-2015 Faculty - Contract 01076 Stagecraft and Event Technology Internal/External


Contact Information

Danica West
Coordinator, Stagecraft and Event Technology, Douglas College

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