London, United Kingdom

Sound Design for Theatre

online course
when 19 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee GBP 525

This one-week online course at Guildhall School of Music & Drama will introduce you to the practical, creative and technological aspects of sound design and management for the stage.

Course leader

The course is taught by Production Arts tutors. 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.

Target group

- Ages 16+
- Anyone with an interest in sound, its manipulation and use in a theatrical or narrative context.

Course aim

The course covers the purpose and timeline of theatre sound and roles within this (e.g. Sound Designer, Principal Sound Engineer and Sound Operator), as well as 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 and reinforcement

Fee info

GBP 525: £525


This course is eligible for Participation Bursaries but you must have access to the necessary equipment to fully participate. (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 1 June 2021). Further info can be found on our website.