Design Management and Technical Arts Careers

The UK creative industries is a growing sector with an overall 15% increase in employment forecast between 2012 and 2022.*

Graduates from the School have progressed into a range of careers not only in theatre, dance and opera but also the wider Creative Industries including; Film, TV, Concerts, Radio, Corporate Events, Festivals, Architecture, Cruise Liners, Live Art and Public Relations.

In the videos below, our current students, graduates and industry professionals talk about the industry relevant training provided here at Rose Bruford College and the wide range of career opportunities and transferable skills we deliver through our degree programmes.

BA (Hons) Costume Production

Occupations include:

  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Maker
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Wardrobe Assistant


BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control

Occupations include:

  • Lighting Programmer (Live Music & Events, Corporate events, Theatre & TV)
  • Video Programmer (Live Music & Events, Corporate events, Theatre & TV)
  • Video Designer & Content Creation
  • Technical Manager
  • Show Control Systems Engineer
  • Lighting Designer (Live Music & Events)


BA (Hons) Lighting Design

Occupations include:
  • Lighting Designer, Theatre
  • Lighting Designer, Theme Park
  • Lighting Designer, Concert/Touring
  • Lighting Designer, Architecture
  • Associate Lighting Designer
  • Head of Lighting
  • Lighting Programmer
  • Production Electrician/Chief Lx

BA (Hons) Performance Sound

Occupations include:
  • Live Mixing Engineer
  • Sound Artist
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Operator
  • Studio Manager



BA (Hons) Scenic Arts (Construction, Props and Painting)

Occupations include:
  • Prop Maker
  • Scenic Artist
  • Scenic Carpenter
  • Scenic Engineer
  • Scenic Painter
  • Scenic Welder


BA (Hons) Stage and Events Management

Occupations include:
  • Arts and Cultural Management 
  • Stage and Events Management
  • Venue and Site Management
  • Production and Technical Management
  • Operations and Logistics Management


BA (Hons) Theatre Design

Occupations include:
  • Concept Designer
  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Theatre Designer


Production Arts: Access to Higher Education Diploma

Run in collaboration with London South East Colleges, this new, unique diploma in Production Arts is designed for post 19 students currently without the qualifications to enter higher education, or those wishing to change career.


*Source: Creative and Cultural Skills: Building a Creative Nation forecast of creative occupational employment forecast in the UK between the period 2012-2022.

2019 Summer Schools 

We also run summer courses in Lighting Design and Stage Management.