Creative Lighting Control

Course introduction

Reasons to study Creative Lighting Control
• Learn lighting and video programming and design, show control and interactive technologies, networked systems and stage electrics, projection systems and digital visual content deployment, 3D visualisation, computer-aided design and technical management.

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

• Build your professional knowledge through industry placements.

• Gain an insight into techniques used across live music, theatre, television, film, live and corporate events and architectural installations.

• Deliver your own live projects inside and outside the College.

• Study a unique course with an outstanding track record of graduate success in the live events industries.

• Share classes and projects with students from other programmes to learn about the events industries, arts and performance, and how to use experimentation, enquiry and creative research in your work, and prepare to build a successful career.

Career opportunities
Our graduates go into the industry equipped to deliver creative solutions to technical problems. They go on to be lighting and video programmers, designers, creative technologists and technical managers, working in theatre, live music, live events, film, television, corporate and architecture settings.

You may also be interested in:
Lighting Design, BA (Hons)
Lighting Design For Architecture, BA (Hons)

“Having that degree behind me opens so many doors that I wouldn’t have had before.” Sam Lisher, Creative Lighting Control, 2017 Graduate

Course modules

Year 1 (Level 4):
The curriculum includes:
Introduction to lighting design
Introduction to lighting control
Visualisation, documentation and communication (including AutoCAD, Vectorworks and WYSIWYG training
Media in performance (including content creation software and media servers)
Research and analysis of performance and the industry

Year 2 (Level 5):
The curriculum includes:
Advanced programming for Lighting and Video
Opportunity for roles on productions or events
Opportunity for an industry placement
Lighting and video design projects
Programming styles for TV, theatre, live music and corporate events
Research and context

Year 3 (Level 6):
The curriculum includes:
Independent research project
Professional preparation
Opportunity for roles on productions or events
Opportunity for an industry placement
Graduate exhibition

Please visit our website to view the programme and module specifications in detail:

Start date


Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 European Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 Home Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £18000 Overseas Fees