This hands-on course introduces you to the practical, creative and technological aspects of sound design and management for the stage.
The course covers the purpose and timeline of theatre sound, modern roles (Sound Designer, Principal Sound Engineer and Sound Operator) and an introduction to relevant software and equipment:
- Software: QLab and Pro Tools
- Equipment: Mics, cables, desks, speakers, computers and interfaces
- FX recording and editing
- Aspects of Sound Design: Atmospheres, spot fx, practicals and reinforcement
About the course tutor
The course is taught by Andy Taylor, who is Head of Technical Theatre at the Guildhall School.
Andy has worked as a sound engineer for over 20 years, in various music recording studios (including CTS, Lansdowne, Strongroom, Whitfield Street and Abbey Road) recording a variety of film and TV scores with composers such as Hans Zimmer, Trevor Jones and Alan Silvestri; and albums with artists such as Stan Tracey, Tina May, Anthony Newley and Shirley Bassey.
Our London Location
The Guildhall School is situated in the City of London within the Barbican Arts Centre, which houses two theatres, a concert hall, cinemas and galleries. It is also within easy reach of West End theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe on the South Bank, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Tate Modern.
Course Fee: £495
Residential Option 1 (July only): Course Fee + Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal £830
Residential Option 2 (July only): Course Fee + Bed and Breakfast £765
Monday 17 – Friday 21 July 2017, 10am – 5pm
Monday 4 – Friday 8 December 2017, 10am – 5pm
Applicants must be 17 or over on the first day of the course. Applicants should ensure they have sufficient English language skills to be able to cope with the demands of this course.