Creative Lighting Control at Rose Bruford College - UCAS

Course summary

This course was specifically created in response to industry demand. It develops you as a creative, technically adept professional, and you’ll make imaginative use of a variety of technologies to convey a designer’s vision across different stages and media, or become a lighting designer yourself. Students learn about both lighting and video programming and design, show control and interactive technologies, networked systems and stage electrics, projection systems and digital visual content, 3D visualisation, computer-aided design, and technical management. To help you prepare for a successful career in the events, arts and performance industries, you’ll study and collaborate with other courses at the College, applying experimentation, enquiry and creative research to your work. Working in our well-resourced studio labs, you will learn from our extensive network of industry experts who you’ll work with on projects as you learn specialist skills. Recent experts have included Andy Voller (Lighting Programmer 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony), Willie Williams (Visual Designer for - U2, David Bowie, Complicité) and Andi Watson (Lighting Designer, Radiohead). During the course you can undertake industry recognised micro-credentials, and you’ll also build your professional knowledge through placements and industry experience with the opportunity to work on real-world events during your studies. Our outstanding track record of graduate success in the live events industries means currently 100% of graduates from this course have jobs as they leave. Our graduates work in theatre, live music, live events, film, television, interior and architectural design sectors as lighting and video programmers, designers, creative technologists and technical managers. “I wanted to study somewhere that could offer me the training and hands-on experience I needed for my career, along with the specialist equipment I wanted to have available to me; Creative Lighting Control was the only course I found that could offer the right level of equipment and experience.” James, Creative Lighting Control student You may also be interested in: Design for Performance BA (Hons) (with set and costume, lighting design, visual design for public spaces, digital content and virtual technologies pathways) Stage Management BA (Hons)


Please visit our website to view the course specification in detail: Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment will be through: Coursework, presentations, assessed tutorials and portfolios

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

We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design and production arts. We also run short-term courses, summer schools and foundation programmes for international students who are looking for a shorter period of study. You will be studying close to London and have easy access to the amazing culture, restaurants and theatre there. When you study with us, you will join students from more than 25 different countries, and develop skills that could take your career all over the world. We have links worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Widening Access and Contextual Admissions: Rose Bruford College is committed to widening access. We encourage applications from all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of your background, and ensure that no groups are disadvantaged during the application process. We welcome students from all educational backgrounds. For instance, we look at your age, whether you declare a disability, whether you have spent time in care, the area in which you live and, if appropriate, the relative performance of the school you attend. 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.

Additional entry requirements


You will be asked to attend an interview either online or in-person. This gives you a chance to meet our staff and view some of the facilities on campus (if attending in-person).


A portfolio can be examples of work you’ve done before, work in progress, ideas you have or even examples of what inspires you.

English language requirements

You must achieve a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component or a Secure English Language Test (SELT) equivalent to this score. We accept all Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as approved by the UKVI.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22800 Year 1
International £22800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

1) Rose Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible. Please note the figures listed here are for academic year 2023/24 and are subject to change. 2) International Student Bursaries for School of Design, Management & Technical Arts Programmes: Each year, Rose Bruford College awards one bursary to an international student as they commence their study on an undergraduate programme within its School of Design, Management and Technical Arts (DMTA). The bursaries, with a value of £2,000 each year for three years (total £6,000) are part of the College’s commitment to making high-quality professional training and education in theatre and the entertainment industries available to students from anywhere in the world. International students, who have international student fee status and have been offered a place on a programme within the School of DMTA may apply for the bursary before starting their studies with us. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Creative Lighting Control at Rose Bruford College - UCAS