Program Details

Working with tutors who are active professionals and with state-of-the-art equipment, you'll learn the art of creating sonic worlds integral to dramatic narrative, and develop the technical ability to control the sonic environment of live performance.
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Performing Arts

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Sound Design and Production course explores the possibilities of one of the most rapidly evolving of the specialist theatre disciplines. Focusing on practical learning on real projects, it explores the textures, subtleties and power of sound and music as part of the live theatre experience. From the start, you engage with the conceptual underpinnings of theatre sound design aesthetics. You will perform careful analysis of texts, consider how sound interacts with light, movement, set, moving image, costume and objects, and then actually create sound content and systems that will help present an integrated, seamless performance to the audience. You will interrogate the aesthetic relationships between sound and every other design discipline found in theatre. Creative sound design is only one aspect of the well-rounded sound practitioner’s skill set. Equally important is technical expertise. Throughout the course, you will work with state-of-the-art equipment and software, acquiring core technical understanding and an ability to teach yourself new skills, which will develop over three years and carry forward into your professional career. The newest professional performance technologies, including computer-based show control, audio recording, waveform editing, digital mixing, audio and computer networking, MIDI, scripting and OSC are made available to you and can become an integral part of your practice. Relevant acoustic and electronic theory helps you use this equipment effectively in practice and allows you to adapt to emerging technologies in the future. You will develop as a theatre-maker through practice-based, experiential learning, working in role on fully realised public productions. If you are interested in composition for performance, the relationship between the fields of sound design and music composition may be explored. The making of performance is a collaborative process, and throughout the course you will learn artistic, technical, communication, group-work and problem-solving skills as part of a collaborative company of performance-makers. Central is placed at the heart of the performance and arts industries: there are opportunities to meet key industry practitioners and to develop your own unique career profile based on your talents and interests. In the final year, there are opportunities to showcase your design work by inviting sound design professionals to any of the public productions in which you are involved, and/or to the annual graduate exhibition, at which you can present a portfolio of your best work.

Requirements:
Our standard academic entry requirements range between 120 and 64 UCAS tariff points. You can see how many tariff points your qualifications would gain on the UCAS Tariff Calculator. International qualifications and others not covered within the UCAS tariff can also be accepted. Students would also need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 or more.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
There are a wide range of scholarships and bursaries available to both prospective and current students, for more information please visit the schools website.

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