Lighting and Camera for Stage and Screen

Why should you study Lighting & Camera for Stage & Screen

Working alongside the content creators of Film, TV and Theatre Production, you will work across multiple platforms enhancing your skills across two years of production working importantly in both Film and Theatre giving the students a double pronged career path that is unusual for most students leaving education. You also have the option of joining a BA Top up that will give you a full BA Honours Degree.

It is important to note that this programme will use traditional 16mm and super 8 cameras as well as high end digital film cameras. This will reinforce the skills and needs of industry as well as teaching good camera techniques on set and location.

FdA Lighting & Camera for Stage & Screen

UCAS Code W620

UCAS Tariff 96

Duration Two years

This programme is highly focussed on industry needs and you will enjoy working with visiting lecturers from large producing and presenting theatres, as well as professionals working on BBC and ITV productions, and collaborating with other CCAD students.

What will you study on FdA Lighting and Camera for Stage & Screen?

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:
• Core technical production skills
• Introduction to camera and lighting practice
• Introduction to theatre lighting practice
• Location camera and lighting

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• Live projects (theatre or Film)
• Advanced Lighting practice
• Cinematography
• 16mm camera practice
• History and context of the visual industries

Career Opportunities:
• Cinematography
• Colour Grading & Finishing
• Lighting and camera operating for TV and features
• OB and live broadcast camera and lighting
• Event & festival production
• Livecast for music and theatre
• Digital content development


In our brand new facilities (opening September 2017) you will get the opportunity to work with leading edge, industry standard, kit including:
• 16mm and Super 8mm film
• Digital Cinema Cameras including Black Magic 4k
• Studio, stage and location lighting rigs
• A full range of Grip equipment from
Jib to Slider
• Green screen
• LED, Tungsten, and Fluorescent lights

On our campus we have a proscenium arch theatre with lighting gallery; double height TV studios offering real scope to explore lighting techniques. We also have close
working relationships with regional venues where you will get involved with productions and live projects.
In 2017 CCAD is opening The Bus Sheds – a commercial sound stage facility next door to our teaching facilities which will be one of the largest such facilities in the UK.


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Only 15% of the institutions reviewed received a commendation in 14/15


96.7% of 2016 graduates

were in work or full-time study six months after graduation

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