Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAPA112
Subject Name Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Exam - Lighting and electricity exam 20% Assignment - Lighting - creative state 30% Assignment - Sound system technical equipment test 25% Exam - Sound principles and theory written exam 25%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Janys Hayes
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This course is an introduction to the creative and technical skills required for lighting and sound for theatre, concerts, exhibition and events. The subject will provide students with a range of skills and knowledge enabling the student to assist on theatre productions, concerts or in installation in the areas of rigging: lights, speakers, microphones; operation: lighting and sound desks; and the setting up of communications for the many areas of the production team.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate organisational, creative and technical skills in the fundamentals of lighting and sound
2. Demonstrate practical skills in the areas of problem solving, rigging, operating, team work and oral and written communication
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of creatives, technicians, production staff and management
4. Work effectively, safely and responsibly with all members of the production team including but not restricted to actors, creatives, technical staff and management
5. Demonstrate responsibility for project outcomes

Textbook Information
Texts will be advised at the commencement of session
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