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Rose Bruford College MA in Light Performance
Rose Bruford College

MA in Light Performance

Sidcup, United Kingdom

13 Months


Full time

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Oct 2024

GBP 24,150 *


* International Students | UK & Republic of Ireland Students: £18100


A unique MA Program that allows you to explore ways of working with light in collaboration with world-leading lighting designers.

The Light in Performance MA offers a unique opportunity to practically explore current uses and applications of light as a material for performance. Learning happens through a series of experimental workshops in a fully equipped studio theatre, observations/placements, and specialist training with industry partners.

The program is aimed at lighting specialists who want to develop and expand their practice in designing with light and non-specialists who want to enhance their knowledge of working with light, such as directors, designers, choreographers, dancers, musicians, and artists.

Why choose this course?

Expert training

You will have the opportunity to learn and work with world-leading designers, learning from their working methods and practices, before moving on to develop and test your own practice as a performance maker working with light


The programme includes up to 8 weeks of practical workshops in fully-equipped performance spaces, led by four world-leading lighting designers


You will carefully explore the creation
of visual works through a range of research-led, process-driven working methods

Independent learning

On completion of the course, you may wish to work as an independent lighting designer for performance or return to your own specialist practice with an enhanced understanding of how light can be used in performance

Practice-based opportunities

Explore collaborative and interdisciplinary creative processes, work placements at a range of partner organizations both in the UK and abroad, and an opportunity to further develop your personal practice through an individual or collaborative realized lighting design project

World class visiting tutors

Beyond the lighting mentors for module 702 (see below), these include Patrick Woodroffe, Joe Hill-Gibbins, Professor Roger Kneebone, Durham Marenghi, and Carol Scott.



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