Rose Bruford College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Lighting Design for Architecture

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Course summary

TEF Gold

Rose Bruford College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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We are still accepting applications for Autumn 2021 entry. Reasons to study Lighting Design for Architecture • You will be able to experiment and test your skills in a fully equipped specialist lighting laboratory. • In your first year, you will explore the fundamentals of lighting design collaboratively and through project work with other lighting and design students from the college. • In your second year, you will concentrate on acquiring all the specialist design and technical skills required in architecture and the built environment. Teaching will be delivered by both academic tutors and industry professionals. • Your third year is defined by a 4-6 month placement with an architectural lighting design or manufacturing company, complimented by further learning and support at college. • The programme has strong international scope, working in close collaboration with industry and education partners from across Europe and beyond. • Learning includes industry placements and project work within the built environment sector, in both your second and third year. Career opportunities The programme is designed to enable graduates to go on to work in architectural lighting professions, either in the lighting manufacturing industry or in lighting design offices. Graduates will increasingly work across a range of affiliated industry sectors and design experiential environments for theme parks, global branding events and companies, new theatre buildings, art galleries and museums, night clubs and cruise ships. You may also be interested in: Creative Lighting Control, BA (Hons) Lighting Design BA (Hons)

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) The Practitioner in Context Introduction to Lighting Design Light and Culture Lighting Design Practice Light and Performance Year 2 (Level 5) The Sustainable Practitioner Fundamentals of Architectural Design Architectural Lighting Design Practice Industry Study Year 3 (Level 6) Independent Research Project Independent Design Project Professional Study and Practice Please visit our website to view the programme and module specifications in detail:

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is London’s International Drama School. We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA/MFA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts and short-term courses, summer schools and foundation diplomas. We use theatre training to help build global communities and relationships. We have links throughout the world in Europe, The Americas and Asia. We currently host students from over 45 different countries. We are training future graduates who will see the world stage as their future workplace. We are interested not only in welcoming international students and practitioners to our Sidcup campus and Central London locations but also working worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our International Student Guide useful: We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

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Lighting Design for Architecture at Rose Bruford College - UCAS