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University of South Wales

Lighting Design and Technology (Including Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: J993

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Others in technology

Our foundation course in Lighting Design and Technology allows you to build up the knowledge and confidence to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology degree, and to the lighting and live event industry.

Accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, this Lighting Design degree 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.

Industry professionals were consulted in the development of our lighting course. You'll have access to a range of cutting-edge technologies, learning how to programme light consoles and control platforms. You can also get creative, producing video content and working as a lighting designer or programmer on a range of performances and events. You'll gain more 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.

This Lighting Design course is based in our Treforest campus. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place.

From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

Modules

During the 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.

Foundation Year: Lighting Design
Foundation Calculus
Foundation Mathematics
Understanding Signals
Introduction to Live Event Technology
Introduction to Renewable Energy
Fundamentals of Embedded Systems
Study Skills for Engineers
Electrical Science
Foundation Integrative Group Project
Following your initial foundation year, you will progress onto the modules studied as part of the BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology degree. For further information on the modules studied in the latter part of this course visit the BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology degree.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Engineering

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