A DEGREE course in lighting design has been unveiled to address the shortage of qualified entrants into the industry.
The Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in Sidcup, Kent, is expected to begin taking students on its new undergraduate BA (Hons) Lighting Design (Space and Architecture) course next year.
The programme has been backed and part-funded by the Lighting Education Trust. The LET has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rose Bruford College to support and collaborate in the production of the course.
The LET was set up in 1995 to support University College London’s MSc course in light and lighting. It runs its own distance learning diploma course in lighting design in association with London South Bank University and has a remit to support other lighting education initiatives.
‘In this respect, a dialogue has been maintained with a number of universities, including Rose Bruford, over many years’ said chairman of the management committee Bob Venning.
‘The advent of the Rose Bruford undergraduate course will sit nicely between the LET’s diploma course and the master’s course completing the first comprehensive study route for those wishing to make architectural lighting design a career’.
The LET will also be acting as facilitator towards achieving a beneficial synergy between UCL and Rose Bruford to maximise the latent potential of each body’s expertise and facilities.
‘The LET looks forward to many years of close collaboration with Rose Bruford College with the aim of furthering and promoting lighting education in the UK’ added Venning.
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