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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Nitec

Have you ever wondered how the dazzling lights and sounds at concerts are created? You can be that important person behind the scene now!

Join this course to install, test and maintain audio visual, lighting and sound equipment and systems used in the creative and performing arts sector.

What you'll learn

  • Interpret client’s requirements on lighting, sound and visual media systems
  • Prepare drawings for lighting, sound and visual media systems
  • Set-up and operate lighting, sound and visual media systems.
  • Implement on-site safety programmes

Entry Requirements

GCE ‘O’ level grades in any 2 subjects:

  • Grade 1-8

or

GCE ‘N’ level passes in Mathematics and 2 other subjects:

  • Grade A-D or Grade 1-5

Note: Applicants for this course must ensure that they are free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound) graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Nitec in Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound) graduates with a GPA of 3.0 and above together with 2 years of relevant work experience may apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE.

Nitec in Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound) graduates with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound) graduates are employed by manufacturers and companies dealing in audio and visual, lighting and sound systems that are required for both outdoor and indoor events in the creative and performing arts industry. In addition, it is expected their skills and knowledge would be highly sought after in the MICE and hospitality sectors. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Electrical, Lighting & Sound Technician, Theatre Technician, Studio Technician, AV Specialist, Stage Technician, Rigging & Trussing Specialist and AV Technician.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to higher-level positions such as Lighting & Sound Designer and Consultant. This challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.