Lighting Design - Bachelor
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Lighting Design - Bachelor

The bachelor’s programme in lighting design is for students who are interested in becoming a lighting designer. Main language of instruction is Swedish.

Work as lighting designer is an exciting combination of artistry, creativity and technical expertise – a job that requires independence, interpersonal skills and great understanding of the material. As a lighting designer you analyse and interpret lyrics, music and/or choreography, and then you create your own personal lighting design in tune with the entire team’s view of how the story should be presented.

The main idea-conception process takes place in collaboration with a team of professionals in the performing arts. Lighting designers often work with theatre, dance, music or the like. Lighting designers communicate their ideas and visions through for example sketches and images, and then present the final result in the form of drawings and clear technical documentation.


The Bachelor’s Programme in Lighting design

Our vision is to educate daring and independent artists who are able to challenge the traditional idiom of the performing arts. The goal of course is thus to develop your professional knowledge and artistry.

We achieve this through full-scale teamwork where we practise numerous simultaneous aspects, such as lighting technology, design and collaboration. In smaller-scale contexts and courses you will hone your technical and artistic skills and learn to broaden them through projects with other professionals.

Course content

The following is included in the content of the programme:

* Lighting technology

* Lighting design

* Dramaturgy

* Drawing techniques

* Practical internship

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (swedish time).

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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