Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Course Introduction

The course covers basic backstage work including scenery handling and flying; all aspects of theatre lighting and sound providing skills required to take on roles of sound production technician and lighting designer on Academy's public productions working with professional directors, designers and lighting designers; training supplemented by visits, demonstrations and guest lectures; in final term, project work exhibited in RADA's GBS Theatre giving opportunity to discuss with invited group of industry contacts.

Course Modules

Training includes: Lantern identification and maintenance; rigging; focusing; lighting board operation; lighting design projects; theatre history; sound ; technical drawing; computer aided design (CAD); research ' style and period; practical theory in lighting design; stagecraft; project work on lighting design; up to 6 weeks professional attachment.

Course Additional Entry

Preferably 1st degree or other qualification in relevant subject or previous practical understanding of the discipline; all applicants interviewed when portfolio of work required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £17,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £5,700  Academic year. First year home fees