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New Intermediate BUSK201 Course coming up!

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New Intermediate BUSK201 Course coming up!
by Rob Sayer - Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 9:48 AM

We call it BUSK201 but the full name is Intermediate Skills in Busking Stage Lighting Control and it follows on from our successful BUSK101 course that is at beginner level.  The course is open to anyone but you should ensure that you feel ready to accept the level challenge.  (If you think you may still need be at beginner level, email me and we can discuss that.)

BUSK201 is a step up from beginner level, and actually quite a significant one. Upon completion, the learner will be ready for pretty much anything when it comes to designing and implementing a busking setup.  You will leave the course better equipped for this enjoyable style of stage lighting control than many people working in the industry right now!

The course starts in February and runs over a 10 week timeline with 4 different units plus a final assignment.  This gives you the chance to complete the work at a pace and schedule that fits around your other commitments.  

The BUSK201 content is a comprehensive tour of busking strategies, tools, and workflows, and enables the learner to design and use their own busk file.  The course demonstrates specific ideas using the free Cham Sys MagicQ software and visualiser but the learning is applicable to all professional grade lighting controllers.

To help you understand the outcomes of the BUSK201 course, here is the details of learning outcomes and the final assignment that you will be able to complete:

BUSK201: Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the BUSK201 Intermediate level busking stage lighting control course, the learner will be able to:

Design and program a busking setup suitable for a wide range of performances.
Use the busking setup to respond to multiple stage lighting situations.

BUSK201: Final Assignment

For a fictional multi-genre festival, you need to design a busking setup for a range of incoming acts that include both concert/DJ and theatre performances that runs over a number of days.  On this occasion, you will have little time for any artist-specific programming or rehearsal and will have to rely on being able to respond to all of the shows in real time.

You will have access to some snippets of information in advance, an example piece of text from a rider or some suggested cues from one of the artists.  Most of the acts will provide no information at all other than a genre or name, so your setup needs to be prepared to provide appropriate lighting based on what is happening on stage.

Based on a fixed rig design, your busking show file will provide you will all the tools you need in order to run all the shows to a good standard within the preparation limitations you are working under.  You are also restricted to using 2 pages of 10 playbacks and 48 Executors.  You will choose and implement different busking strategies and develop the file around the existing rig and the wide range needs of the festival. 

Course Delivery and Assessment

This online course is taught asynchronously over the lifetime of the course through a combination of original digital content, online interaction and the course tutor (me).  This means that you do not have to worry about scheduled session times or time zones.  Each unit is released upon completion of the previous unit including a short assignment, culminating in a final assessment which presents the evidence of your learning.

For the final assignment, your final show file will be demonstrated to the tutor through a 30 - 40 minute digital viva at a mutually convenient time using Skype, Hangouts, TeamViewer or other similar means.

Course Cost

As a Learn@OnStageLighting user, we are offering a significant Early Bird discount to the full course cost before the rest of the world even gets to hear about it.

The full cost of BUSK201 is £220.00 GBP, great value considering the outcome for the learner.  This is the first time the course is being run and we tend to be cautious on pricing for new courses to prove their value. This means that the course is never going to be cheaper than it is right now.

As a Guest List subscriber, I’d like to offer you a pre-sale opportunity to enrol in the course for just

£169.00 GBP and save over £50!  

I’m offering this to the Guest List and Learn@OnStageLighting users first because I want to attract people like you who are already committed to learning lighting and what we are doing here.  I love working with the keenest learners in my areas of expertise.

Booking and Enrolment

There is also a limited number of places on BUSK201 so I’d like to get Guest List subscribers booked and enrolled before I offer the remaining places on the course out to a wider audience. 

As an enrolled course member of the Learn@OnStageLighting platform, you will also have access to a new raft of exclusive free learning content that we will be rolling out over 2018.  So not only will you get the course now, but also member benefits in the future.

The Early Bird offer of £169.00 GBP is open until 

Friday 26th January

After this, you will still be able to book the course but at the full cost.  I will also be advertising the remaining places out to everyone else too.

If you’d like to book and secure your place on the BUSK201 course, as usual click the link below to pay using the PayPal platform before the Early Bird deadline.

Click HERE to get the offer and secure your place on BUSK201