Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Course Introduction

The course covers all aspects of sound for live theatre performance and related areas. Developed with the sound department of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the course includes a comprehensive hands'on exploration of current sound equipment for the recording, manipulation and playback of sound for theatrical performance alongside organisational and managerial skills, budget control and production understanding.

Course Modules

Modules include: The theatre production process; general theatre techniques; sound theory; acoustics; electronics / equipment maintenance; production sound techniques; studio recording; field recording; pro'tools editing; use of plugins; radio drama recording; theatre sound design; production sound for film; post sound for film.

Course Additional Entry

Candidates must have complete fluency in the English language. The minimum age for admission is 18 and applicants are asked to bring a portfolio of their work to the interview, including samples of three dimensional work (where possible), photos, drawings and evidence of practical experience.

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