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Theatre Practice: Production Lighting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
This course trains students to realise performance lighting, video and projection. Working with peers and professionals, students gain an understanding of how to specify lighting, power and video systems, manage the procurement and installation of all the necessary equipment, fault find and run a crew from fit up through to de-rig.


Students are guided and encouraged to explore the latest automated lighting, green technology, programming protocols, video projection and LED technology, helping them position themselves at the forefront of the industry. The course benefits from our industry-focused research culture, which ensures practice is at the cutting-edge of knowledge and industry practice.

As the course progresses students have the opportunity to develop specialist skills in the areas of interest to them, giving them the best possible preparation for employment upon graduation. Tuition is structured around practical projects in our well-equipped studio and proscenium performance spaces, supported by taught sessions on computer-aided drafting in our dedicated computer-aided suite. Students also study video and projection systems, on productions and in our experimental studio.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Stage Lighting
  • Studies in Stage Lighting
  • Stage Lighting Design

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Our 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

  • International

    20018 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20018 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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