Frequently Asked Questions
Where are classes held?
With your convenience in mind, ALPS created many of these courses to be able to be held at your school/theatre/venue! This allows us to teach in the environment you work in AND saves you the hassle of scheduling and transporting your group.
If you prefer, ALPS also offers courses at our facility in Randolph, MA.
Lighting Controller training is generally held at ALPS in Randolph, MA, but we do offer on-site training options.
Entertainment Rigging Sessions are held through the United States, as scheduled. Click here for more information.
How long are the courses?
Lighting Design Fundamentals course: 2 to 3 hours
Technical Lighting Basics course: 2 to 3 hours
Fixture Maintenance & Safety course: 2 to 3 hours
This generally allows enough time for the instruction, Q&A and some hands-on training. We also recognize this as a reasonable amount of time for your brain to reach its daily information saturation point.
Entertainment Rigging Sessions: 3 day and 5 day sessions. Click here for course summary.
Lighting Controller Training: Varies between 4 to 8 hours depending on console and needs
What is the cost for a course?
Lighting Design Fundamentals, Technical Lighting Basics and Fixture Maintenance & Safety courses start at $400 per session (not per person). Class cost can vary depending upon your location and specific needs. Please contact us for an exact quote.
Lighting Controller Training courses can vary depending upon the specific console, . Control Console class rates are based upon the class being held at ALPS in Randolph, MA. On-site classes are available at additional cost. Please contact us to inquire.
Entertainment Rigging Sessions are multi-day courses. Cost and locations vary. Please contact us to inquire.
How many people may attend a class?
We do not have a limit to the class size for the Lighting Design Fundamentals, Technical Lighting Basics and Fixture Maintenance & Safety classes. However, we recommend that you set a limit of about 10-12 attendees. This will ensure your entire class gets time for some hands-on education.
The Lighting Control Console courses have a limit of no more than 2 participants at one controller. These classes are quite detailed and involve close interaction with the controller. Having more than 2 participants per controller reduces the effectiveness of the course. Courses for larger groups and multiple controllers can be arranged.
Entertainment Rigging Sessions can accommodate up to about 40 participants.
How can I get more information or book a class?
Call 866.961.3066 and ask for Nicole Cerra
Email us at ALPSacademy@alpsweb.com