Rose Bruford College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Lighting Control

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Course summary

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Reasons to study Creative Lighting Control • Learn lighting and video programming and design, show control and interactive technologies, networked systems and stage electrics, projection systems and digital visual content deployment, 3D visualisation, computer-aided design and technical management. • Benefit from our extensive network of industry experts who will work with you on projects as you learn specialist skills. • Build your professional knowledge through industry placements. • Gain an insight into techniques used across live music, theatre, television, film, live and corporate events and architectural installations. • Deliver your own live projects inside and outside the College. • Study a unique course with an outstanding track record of graduate success in the live events industries. • Share classes and projects with students from other programmes to learn about the events industries, arts and performance, and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career. Career opportunities Our graduates go into the industry equipped to deliver creative solutions to technical problems. They go on to be lighting and video programmers, designers, creative technologists and technical managers, working in theatre, live music, live events, film, television, corporate and architecture settings. You may also be interested in: Lighting Design, BA (Hons) Lighting Design For Architecture, BA (Hons) “Having that degree behind me opens so many doors that I wouldn’t have had before.” Sam Lisher, Creative Lighting Control, 2017 Graduate

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4): The curriculum includes: Introduction to lighting design Introduction to lighting control Visualisation, documentation and communication (including AutoCAD, Vectorworks and WYSIWYG training Media in performance (including content creation software and media servers) Research and analysis of performance and the industry Year 2 (Level 5): The curriculum includes: Advanced programming for Lighting and Video Opportunity for roles on productions or events Opportunity for an industry placement Lighting and video design projects Programming styles for TV, theatre, live music and corporate events Research and context Year 3 (Level 6): The curriculum includes: Independent research project Professional preparation Opportunity for roles on productions or events Opportunity for an industry placement Graduate exhibition 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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWG46
Institution code R51
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants are welcomed. Please see our information for international applicants on our website: or contact us by email: [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points This is equivalent to two C’s at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent. * We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points, if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview/audition.

Additional entry requirements




Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 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

Additional fee information

Please note, these are the fees for academic year 2020/21, the fees for 2021/22 are not yet confirmed and will be published as soon as possible.
Creative Lighting Control at Rose Bruford College - UCAS