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Vectorworks Online Training for Theatre Technicians and Lighting Designers

This is an online training course. It is used within the Theatre industry to develop drawings for a range of different uses. If you want to be able to create entertainment-focused drawing, modelling and rendering this course is for you.

Vectorworks Spotlight is the entertainment industry-leading software that’s an all-in-one design, documentation and production solution. With an extensive suite of entertainment-focused drawing, modelling and rendering tools, Spotlight can produce detailed paperwork and presentations. Create an immersive experience with cutting-edge technology like virtual and augmented reality and rendered panoramas.

Vectorworks trial software can be downloaded upon purchase of the course, providing full access for 30 days.

Vectorworks also has an educational offering for students and educational establishments. Students can apply for a free, watermarked version of Vectorworks Spotlight for the full length of their studies, and lab licences can be requested for universities and colleges. There is also a significant discount on the professional version of Vectorworks Spotlight for recent graduates. More details can be found here: www.vectorworks.net/education

The course is specifically tailored to the needs of users in a theatrical and live events environment, it consists of seven parts and is structured so you can create simple drawings after Part 1. The course will provide you with a foundation of skills, allowing you use the program straight away and build your knowledge. The course should take approximately 24 hours to complete, this will vary from person to person as it structured to allow you to you work at your own pace.

Tom White is the Entertainment Industry Specialist and Training Consultant at Vectorworks. Tom has worked in the entertainment industry for 15 years, and prior to joining Vectorworks, he worked as a production electrician and lighting designer. His Vectorworks drafting includes projects for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, St Petersburg Ballet, WNO, Knife-edge Design and training for The Lir and Abbey Theatre Dublin, Rose Bruford, CSSD, Rada, Lipa and ROH.


How do I apply?
In order to participate in the Vectorworks Online Training course, you must be a member of the ABTT before booking any training.

Anyone who has an interest in technical theatre, whether in a professional or amateur capacity, can join the Association of British Theatre Technicians.

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