Reasons to study Lighting Design • Experiment and test your skills in our fully-equipped lighting laboratories. • Learn how to create original designs through collaboration and experimentation. You will learn through practice, by designing your own work across all three years of study. • Enhance your design and technical skills through realised creative projects and industry work placements, in London, across the UK and abroad. • Create lighting designs from large-scale projects to small- scale experimental work, across a wide variety of fields, including theatre, live music, events and architecture. • The programme has outstanding industry contacts and connects you with leading professional lighting designers, managers, venues and lighting companies. • Share classes and projects with students from other programmes 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. Career opportunities Our graduates leave us as creative and resourceful lighting designers, able to connect art with technology and the conceptual with the practical. They have gone on to work as lighting designers, technicians and programmers for theatre, dance, opera, architecture, concert and corporate events, as well as in the lighting services sector. You may also be interested in: Creative Lighting Control, BA (Hons) Lighting Design For Architecture, BA (Hons) “I’ve worked at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, O2 and Wembley Arena. Gaining experience and preparing myself for the real world.” Samuel Woolass Lighting Design, 2017 Graduate
Year 1 (Level 4): Introduction to lighting design Light and culture - lighting design in its wider cultural and artistic context Lighting design practice - light as part of time-based art forms, visual perception and communication, story boarding, CAD, production paperwork Light and performance - light and narrative, lighting as an integral part of a performance, working with directors, performers and other designers Research and analysis of performance and the industry Year 2 (Level 5): Production practice - Lighting Designer, Lighting Manager, Assistant Lighting Designer or Industry study/placement Production processes and techniques Creative practice and research - light as a pure art-form Research and context Year 3 (Level 6): Lighting practice - one or more roles as Lighting Designer or Head of Lighting With other lighting design students, researching an aspect of lighting through a live experiment Professional preparation Independent research project Graduate exhibition Please visit our website to view the programme and module specifications in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/lighting-design-ba-hons/
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:
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We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design, management and technical 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: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/visit-and-experience/
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
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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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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. 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]