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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

This course explores the possibilities of one of the most rapidly evolving of the specialist theatre disciplines. 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.

Studying on the Theatre Sound specialism of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice degree course, you will:

  • Learn the art of creating sonic worlds for drama and performance
  • Gain technical ability to control the sonic environment of live performance, underpinned by an understanding of relevant acoustic and electrical theory
  • Explore the possibilities of one of the most rapidly evolving of specialist theatre disciplines, working with tutors who are active professionals, and state-of-the-art equipment

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.

If you are interested in composition for performance, the relationship between the fields of sound design and music composition may be explored.

Graduate Employment

Graduate employment and career pathways include:

Production Sound

  • National Theatre
  • Royal Court Theatre
  • Stereophonics European Tour
  • Disney International.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

  • Campus address

    Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Embassy Theatre, Eton Avenue, Camden, NW3 3HY, England

Central is part of the Tier 4 Pilot scheme, streamlining the process for international master’s students wishing to study in the UK.
Central is situated moments away from central London, in the most multicultural city in the UK.
Each year Central runs international auditions across the world and as a result has a healthy international cohort.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    137 72%

    28th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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