“The Theatre and Performance Technology (TPT) course gave me a firm foundation on which to build my experience. The facilities LIPA and TPT have at their disposal are second to none, entirely representative of industry standard kit. The effort you put in will be repaid tenfold, and the people you meet will, more likely than not, open the doors to your future career.”
David Jolly (TPT 2002) is a Moving Lights Technician, who has toured with Status Quo, Kings of Leon, Bjork and Coldplay. More recently he's been working as a Motion Control Rigger with Westlife, Keane and Girls Aloud.
"I graduated with a wealth of experience which I still draw upon to this day. LIPA provided me with the support to not only expand my knowledge, but also to grow in confidence. I remember the occasion where my desire to chief LX yet another show was kindly declined as they thought I should turn my skills to lighting design. I bit the bullet and accepted. Four years on, I am now lucky enough to be working as an assistant lighting designer alongside some of the greatest designers in the industry."
Miriam Evans (TPT 2006) has been assistant lighting designer to Patrick Woodroffe and Adam Bassett since 2007. She has been working on a broad range of projects from theatrical and concert designs to architectural installations around the world. Among these are Wynn Encore Las Vegas, Take That Progress Tour, Batman Live and the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies.