Sound Design for Theatre

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Sound Design for Theatre

Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 24 July – Fri 28 July 2023
Course times:
10am–5pm
Age:
16+
Art form:
Production Arts
Fees:
£565
Deadline:
5pm, Sunday 9 July 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+) | Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Summer

Course info

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July 2023
10am–5pm

About Sound Design for Theatre

This five-day hands-on course will introduce you to the practical, creative and technological aspects of sound design and management for the stage.

Who is the course for?

Anyone with an interest in sound, its manipulation and use in a theatrical or narrative context.

What can I expect?

The course covers the purpose and timeline of theatre sound through designing as well as an introduction to relevant software:

  • Software: QLab and Pro Tools
  • FX recording and editing
  • Aspects of Sound Design: atmospheres, spot FX and reinforcement

This is a practical course during which you will create sound cues. The course will culminate in a live performance where you will be given the opportunity to execute these.

Do I need anything for the course?
  • Paper or Notepad
  • Pen or Pencil
"Grant was a great teacher. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and open to questions. He did a good job of balancing the lectures with the practical."

– Charles - Participant on Sound Design for Theatre, 2022

Course Fee

£565

Participation Bursaries are available for this course (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 12 June 2023.)

Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity.
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

Eligibility

About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Grant Shalks.

Grant began his career as a recording engineer and composer in 1999, and more recently has been lecturing in all aspects of sound including recording, composing and sound design from 2004 to the present. Clients include IBM, Stagecoach and Clockwork Games.

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