Performance and entertainment technology plays a key role in the live arts, from traditional theatre to music festivals, corporate events and cruise ships.
You need to be multi-skilled in this increasingly competitive field, so this programme builds from a broad base of practical theatre knowledge to introduce you to wider areas of media, arts and event production, where skills can be transferred to great effect.
Average places available: Up to 30 each year
LIPA is a member of Drama UK
This course is validated by Liverpool John Moores University
Typical destinations are working in theatre production, lighting and management, touring lighting design for music, musical theatre sound, opera stage management and production management for events.
Individual graduates are working in stadium stage automation, CAD for architecture and events, aerial rigging for Cirque du Soleil, technical management for cruise ships and multipurpose venues, broadcast camera, radio production, lighting at the National Theatre and stage management at the RSC.
Each year we conduct a survey of our alumni who graduated almost four years earlier to find out what they did after leaving us. You can see the results of the latest survey by clicking on the factsheet image.
We also take part in the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey to find out what our graduates are doing six months after they left us. The results are published on Unistats and you can see summary statistics in the Key Information Sets box at the bottom of this page.
Theatre and Performance Design and Technology graduates have progressed to work in diverse organisations including
- Aardman Animation Studios
- Adlib Audio
- Apollo Victoria Theatre
- BBC News and Sport
- Bush Theatre
- Cardiff Millennium Centre
- Cirque Du Soleil
- Crucible Theatre
- Designlight GMBH
- De Montfort Hall
- Donmar Warehouse
- Drammen Theatre
- Echo Arena and Conference Centre
- Everyman and Playhouse Theatre
- Guggenheim Museum
- Garrick Theatre
- Lime Pictures
- Lite Alternative
- National Theatre of Cyprus
- No Fit State Circus
- O2 Academy
- Octagon Theatre
- Oslo Nye Theatre
- Philharmonic Hall
- Pleasance Ltd
- Royal Caribbean International
- Royal Court Theatre
- Royal Opera House
- Sky News
- Stadttheater, Giessen
- The National Theatre
- The RSC
- In lighting design for The Wombats, The XX, Sleigh Bells, Bat for Lashes, Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr; touring automation for Girls Aloud, Keane, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, and Sigur Ros.
Recent stage design credits include Othello (Sheffield Crucible), Flashdance (West End - nom. Best Set Design, Whatsonstage Awards), Richard II (Donmar Warehouse). TV design includes Life on Mars, Project Runway, Big Brother and more. Graduates are employed in stage management, set and costume design, prop making, lighting technology, live theatre sound, model making, wardrobe supervision, scenic construction, TV camerawork, corporate events, AV design, video editing, rigging and flying control, puppetry and architectural lighting design.
Key Information Set
The Key Information Set (KIS) below provides prospective students with facts and figures about studying at LIPA, which are comparable with other institutions.
As part of the Higher Education Funding Council’s work to enhance the information that is available about higher education, the KIS includes information such as:
- Course professional accreditation
- Assessment methods
- Learning and teaching activities
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation availability and cost
- Student satisfaction (National Student Survey)
- Post study employment prospects (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education)
This information is summarised in the “widget” (below). The widget also contains links to the Unistats website that enables you to compare KIS data with other courses.
Please remember to read these facts and figures in conjunction with the other information on the LIPA website to give you the fullest possible insight to studying here.