What does a lighting technician do?
Lighting technicians produce, rig and build lighting systems used in live events, like concerts or theatre performances, or on television or film sets. You’ll be interpreting a lighting designer’s plan for a TV, film or theatre set – you’ll need an understanding of complex electrical systems to do this.
What do I need to do to become a lighting technician?
There are a number of different ways of becoming a lighting technician. You could train as an electrician and then specialise in production lighting, or you could take a lighting technician specific course or apprenticeship.
- City and Guilds - Level 3 diploma in electrotechnical services
- City and Guilds - Level 3 diploma in Installing electrotechnical systems and equipment
Where could I be working?
You may be working on your own, as a self-employed freelancer, or you could be employed on a large crew on, for example, a concert tour.