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Notable alumni

You may notice some outstanding alumni from this course include:

  • Blake Garner - Technical Manager for Sydney NYE fireworks
  • Blake Granston - Granston Productions
  • Amelia Lever-Davidson - Green Room Award winner
  • Peter Rubie - Peter Rubie Event Lighting
  • Trent Suidgeest - Trent Suidegeest Design

Applications extended

Applications for the Lighting course will remain open until Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

WAAPA’s Lighting program provides training in lighting design and lighting technology for theatre, film, television, concerts and trade presentations. Students develop skills and knowledge in theatre, film and television lighting, lighting design, and lighting operation. The course is structured to provide students with the skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry. Students work on a range of productions mounted by WAAPA and are expected to provide service at a professional level of competence. Areas of study include electronics, optics, cinematography, documentation and drafting, budgeting, crew management, script analysis and control board operation. WAAPA’s Lighting program offers training in vocational (VET) and degree courses which allows students to increase their academic qualifications with further study. The initial entry Diploma year articulates into a second year of study to achieve an Advanced Diploma. This in turn articulates into a Bachelor of Performing Arts that can be attained in three semesters. View our Lighting brochure.

Courses offered in this discipline

Audition and interview documents


The Course Coordinator for Lighting is Mr Jon Davey.

If you would like to view other staff in the Production and Design department, please visit the WAAPA Staff listing web page.

More information

For further enquiries please contact Future Students on 134 328, or for calls outside Australia, (61 8) 6304 0000.

If you would like to know more about WAAPA courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

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