Sound Design for Theatre

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An Asian man sits in front of two computer screens at a desk, wearing a blank t-shirt and black headphones. On the screen he has two black windows open.

Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 22 – Fri 26 July 2024
Course times:
10am–5pm
Age:
16+
Art form:
Production Arts
Fees:
£565
Deadline:
Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
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 Schools (July–August)

Course info

Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here

Ages 16+

Course Dates & Times

Monday 22 – Friday 26 July 2024
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 aged 16 and over with an interest in sound, its manipulation and use in a theatrical or narrative context.
  • There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 16 and over.
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 and spot FX

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
‘I found the atmosphere very enjoyable and the hands on approach of our course helped me learn in more detail. Our tutor was amazing as well.’

– Participant on Sound Design for Theatre, 2023

Course Fee

£565

Participation Bursaries are available for this course. Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 29 April 2024.

Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 16+. There is no upper age limit on this course. We encourage and welcome participants from all ages 16 and over.
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands.

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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