B.A. On Campus

Production Lighting

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

36 months
21444 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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As a student on the Production Lighting Course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, you will learn to plan, rig, focus, plot and maintain lighting and video rigs for theatre and other live shows. You will also have opportunities to develop management skills that (along with your practical skills) will help you position yourself at the forefront of the industry on graduation. 


Studying on the Production Lighting pathway of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course, you will:

  • Learn how to rig and focus professional lighting and video equipment to industry standards 
  • Work alongside professionals on realised projects within Central and in industry settings
  • Develop a high level of technical proficiency and expertise
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama offers opportunities, within the course and on placement in industry, to broaden your experience beyond the traditional theatre roles for production lighting practitioners. Past projects have included programming for music, conference and event lighting, site-specific work and architectural projection. As well as our longestablished and deep connections to theatre, we have strong links with well-established practitioners in concert touring and events.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Professional lighting practice
  • Continuing to build practical and management skills
  • Focus on professional development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The standard academic entry requirements range between 120 and 64 UCAS tariff points. 
  • Please note that we make lower offers (including unconditional) to exceptional candidates and those who have alternative or prior experience to offer. All candidates invited to interview are asked to bring a portfolio. Interview and portfolio are key factors in determining which applicants are accepted on to the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21444 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21444 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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