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Creative Lighting Control, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Sidcup, United Kingdom
Creative Lighting Control from Rose Bruford College is a unique course, created in response to industry demand for specialist lighting and video programmers and technologists. Digital technologies are now at the heart of live entertainment, with automated lighting and extensive use of video becoming familiar features in almost every field of performance.
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Creative Lighting Control will develop you as a creative, technically adept person with excellent craft and technical skills, who can make imaginative use of technology. We work closely with a wide range of industry partners to teach specialist skills and to provide placements, ensuring that you learn current professional practice.

Why choose this course at Rose Bruford College?

  • Learn lighting and video programming, computer visualisation, computer-aided design, moving lights, show control and networking systems, stage electrics, video content creation and design.

  • Benefit from our extensive network of industry experts who will work with you on projects and as you learn specialist skills.

  • Build your professional knowledge through industry placements.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to lighting design
  • Introduction to lighting control
  • Visualisation and communication (including AutoCAD and WYSIWYG training)
  • Media in performance (including content creation software and media servers)
  • Light in performance
  • Research and analysis of performance and the industry
  • Advanced programming for lighting and Video (networking and show control technologies)
  • Programming: two programming show roles or an industry placement
  • Performance, design and visual media: a lighting and video design for a production in a virtual environment

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

  • Apply for September via UCAS
  • Institution application code: R51
  • Programme Code: WG46
  • There is the opportunity for international students to study this programme as part of a semester or year abroad.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 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 Sidcup

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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