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MAPA503 – Lighting Fundamentals

Module code
Module title
Lighting Fundamentals
To introduce students to the fundamentals of Lighting. The course will cover the role of lighting in a range of creative and media contexts
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate proficiency across a range of lighting tools
2. Analyse codes and conventions of lighting in specific contexts
3. Demonstrate ability to act and think through a reflective process
4. Develop an understanding of the role of lighting in creative and media domains
• Properties of Light
• Lighting technology
• Lighting design
• Stage lighting
• Lighting for moving image
• Lighting for photography
• Lighting for installation
• Projection
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project, Inquiry and Studio based learning. Other methods will involve online activities, ePortfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate

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