BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology

Accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, the BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology will give you the skills to bring light into spaces and performances, using a combination of art and science. You’ll study lighting design and its technical application in a wide range of disciplines, including theatrical, concert, TV, corporate and architecture. As well as technological skills, you’ll gain an insight into business practices to prepare you for freelance work or consultancy.

You will be taught by industry experts using state-of-the-art facilities and will gain hands-on experience by creating stimulating lighting performances developed from your own designs. Our Lighting Design and Technology students gain hands-on experience through real-life projects such as lighting castles and concerts, and by developing a lighting product with support from an industrial partner. For the latest news and photos, follow us on Facebook.

Accredited by IET

The BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology course is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and meets the educational requirements to become an Incorporated Engineering (IEng).

What you will study

During the Lighting Design and Technology course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of light and lighting, gaining an understanding of the lighting process from conception to realisation. Using cutting-edge technologies you will develop high levels of technical skill and industry knowledge, in a range of areas within the lighting profession. By investigating the processes and techniques used in lighting you will learn to programme a range of lighting consoles and control platforms. You will also create video content for use with media servers.

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We have exceptionally close ties with industry. Many of the industry’s leading companies donate or loan equipment, give guest lectures and demonstrations, or invite us to their head quarters to look around and meet their staff. These include:

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Work and Study Placements

During your Lighting Design and Technology course you will gain hands-on experience working on a range of performances and events. You will also have the opportunity to undertake industry placements to further enhance your employability or a period of study abroad through our established exchange programme.


This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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