Why choose this course?
- Experiment and learn to use light as a creative medium
- Work collaboratively with directors, designers and others
- Make industry contacts
- Develop your design skills through research projects and work placements
Start Date: September 2018
96* UCAS points
*In exceptional circumstances the College may take a lower offer, based on prior experience or potential demonstrated at interview.
The Lighting Design course will support and guide your development towards a successful career in lighting. Your training will be rooted in lighting design for theatre, but we will also introduce you to related lighting disciplines such as corporate events, architecture, and live music. Whilst the course primarily aims to support and develop your design skills, it will also give you a very good preparation for other careers in the industry, for example as a lighting manager or technician. Together, we will develop your creative skills and ambitions, so you can become a powerful and resourceful performance maker and artist.
Our graduates leave us as creative and resourceful lighting artists and engineers, able to marry art with technology and the conceptual with the practical. Graduates have gone on to work as lighting designers, technicians, and programmers for theatre, dance, opera, architecture, concert and corporate events.
• Adam Carree, Production Manager, Sadler’s Wells Theatre
• James Simpson, Head of Visualisation, Royal Opera House
• Joe Vose, Designer, Light Bureau
“White Light has a long history of employing Rose Bruford Graduates, many of who stay with us for several years, the others use the their time with the company as a launch pad into the rest of the industry often becoming good customers . Rose Bruford College has always produced excellent graduates with a wide range of skills and industry knowledge."
Bryan Raven, Managing Director, White Light Ltd
"The lighting design course provides a good grounding in the range of skills needed to work professionally in all areas of stage lighting, and the opportunities to specialise allow key interests to be developed in a practical and hands-on way."
Liz Berry, Director, www.hologramica.com
Our industry links include: Coemar and Clay Paky, Italy; Martin Lighting, Denmark; Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany; Vienna International School, Austria; Prague Quadrennial Festival, Czech Republic.
Students can visit a range of universities, theatres and companies for work placements and study exchange, including through the Erasmus grant scheme in Europe and our partner universities in the USA.
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There is the opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad. Please click here for full details.
For this course International Students (non UK/EU) are eligible for a bursary of £2,000. Please enquire when you apply.
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As part of this programme you will share classes and projects with students from other programmes from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts to learn about the performance, arts and events industries and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career.
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