Lighting Design Summer School

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About this course


1 week

Term Start

Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2020 (5 days)

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of theatre, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of light and lighting effects.

This course provides students with an introduction to the design of lighting for stage, events and architecture.

Based around the text of a play this course will explore the work of the lighting designer and enable you to develop your design and implementation skills. You will learn how to engage in the practice and presentation of a dramatic text, how to develop this through the medium of light and increase your understanding of the role of lighting in performance, dramaturgy and scenography.

Why choose this course?

  • Designed to introduce you to the craft of lighting for stage and architecture
  • Suitable for people with little previous experience
  • Study a breadth of different techniques and equipment
  • Work with industry professionals and guest teachers

Fee and Application Information


This course is delivered over one week of intensive full-time training (30+ hours) at our Sidcup campus. 

Booking available shortly. 

How to Apply

Course Fees                    

Early Bird Fee

Full Fee                                       

If you have any questions, please email

Accommodation (if required)     
£300 (7 night reservation)

Cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus. 

Rose Bruford College Alumni Discounts
Alumni of Rose Bruford College undergraduate and postgraduate courses are entitled to a 5% discount on the full fee. Please contact us for further information

Course content

The programme is suited to those with some lighting experience wishing to improve or extend their skills, as well as to those with limited experience and will prove invaluable if you are taking your first steps into the profession or applying to related courses.

Based within the College’s lighting laboratories and theatre spaces this course will include a programme of stimulating and challenging classes and practical workshops in:

helping you to acquire understanding of the nature and attributes of light;

Teaching you to be aware of perceptual mechanisms and how the audience or spectator engage visually with a scene or performance;

Practical exercises to extend the designers’ imagination and to create a design response to received or found stimuli;

Processes and tools to place design within cultural, temporal, spatial and emotional landscapes;

Practical Implementation
Workshops and lectures exploring the tools, materials and the Health and Safety issues surrounding the work of the Lighting Designer.

Throughout these projects, you will explore light, perceptions and practical and design processes.

Terms and Conditions

  • The College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any course. If the College cancels a course you have booked onto your fee will be fully refunded;
  • All courses are subject to minimum numbers of students and will be confirmed once this number is reached;
  • The College reserves the right to refuse admission on to any of our programmes;
  • It is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees or travel costs in the event of cancelation, illness or travel problems, for which the College cannot accept any liability;
  • Fees are non-returnable once a student has started the course;
  • All fees must be paid in full by 1st June 2019;
  • Full fees will be refunded for cancellations within two weeks of booking;
  • After two weeks from the boking date, in the event of a cancellation a sum of £100 will be retained to cover administration costs;
  • After 1st June 2019 a cancellation will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee paid.


Related Information

Accommodation cost includes en-suite rooms, free Wi-Fi and lunch vouchers to use on campus.