Our Live & Technical Events Students ‘Do It For Real’ at The National Ice Centre

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Students at The National Ice Centre
Our FdSc Live & Technical Events Students at The National Ice Centre

On Friday 31 March our second year FdSc Live & Technical Events students designed and ran the operation for the light show at Ice, Camera, Action. The National Ice Centre’s annual skating gala was a live event and featured as part of series three of the CBBC documentary series, Ice Stars, which aired on 27 October – watch the episode on BBC iPlayer.

Our students have studied advanced lighting technology and have developed a better understanding of the scientific principles behind lighting for live events. During that time they’ve been examining the advanced functions of lighting control systems in preparation for beginning a career in the creative industries.

Live & Technical Events course leader Rob Baldock thought the day was very successful:

“This was an excellent opportunity for our Live & Technical Events students to gain real experience working in a large, world-class venue and we look forward to working with the team at the NIC again next year.”

Browse through our image gallery below and get a glimpse at what they got up to…

After the event we caught up with multiple-medal winning figure skater and current Director of Skating at the National Ice Centre Gurgen Vardanjan about his experience working with our students:

“This year we welcomed on our team young and talented students and their teachers from Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies who did amazing job on lighting and because of their support our Gala looked more professional. I would like to thank them all and hope they will join us on our project in future again.”

Want to ‘Do it For Real’ at Confetti like our FdSc Live & Technical Events students? Apply for a Confetti Degree course now! You can request a prospectus and if you want to explore our facilities, book a place onto our next open day.