Introduction to Lighting Design (Brighton)

  • Introduction to Lighting Design (Brighton)
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About this course


1 week

Term Start

Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August 2018

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 16+. Candidates should actively interested in theatre, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of light and lighting effects. 


Why choose this course?

  • Designed to introduce you to the creative use of light and lighting
  • Suitable for people with little previous experience
  • Study a breadth of different techniques and equipment
  • Work with Rose Bruford College teaching staff 

Fee and Application Information


This course is delivered over one week of intensive full-time training (30+ hours) at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College – Brighton Campus. 

How to Apply

PLease e-mail for more information or to book your place.



£500 (full fees paid before 30th June 2018) 


Discounts are available to Rose Bruford College alumni – contact us for further information

Course content

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

Based around the text of a short poem 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.

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:

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

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

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

Research - 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.

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