Lighting and Camera for Stage and Screen

Why should you study Lighting & Camera for Stage & Screen

As a student on this very collaborative and practice based programme, you will develop the skills and the discipline of lighting for stage and screen and developing high end camera skills for screen production, giving you a distinct competitive nadvantage within the industry that you can use to forge a path in the Film, TV and Theatre industries.

So what do we offer that is so different?
Aligning with other CCAD programmes, there is a unique opportunity for you to develop a collaborative approach to stage and screen production, mirroring the workings of industry. You will create a product on screen or in a theatrical production that will showcase your skills and abilities to create new and original content with cutting edge 4K technology, as well as the opportunity to create both traditional 16mm film and create lighting solutions for contemporary theatre practice to give you a broad showreel of work over the two year programme, to take into industry or to allow you to complete a top up year to obtain your BA (Honours).

FdA Lighting & Camera for Stage & Screen*

UCAS Code W620

UCAS Tariff 96

Duration Two years

In our brand new facilities you will get the opportunity to work with leading edge, industry standard, kit and traditional 16mm film equipment:
• 16mm film
• Digital Cinema Cameras including Black Magic 4k
• TV Studio, stage and location lighting rigs
• A full range of Grip equipment from
• Jib to Slider
• Green screen
• LED, Tungsten, and Fluorescent lights
• A fully interactive 100 seater stage with gallery

As well as having a brand new TV / film studio and 100 seater theatre space, we also
boast having our very own commercial sound stage facility next door to our teaching
facilities, which are the largest in the North of England. These facilities allow students
from our stage and screen programmes the possibility of work experience on
professional film and television programmes, as well as industrial links within both the
worlds of stage and screen providing guest speakers to enhance the student

*Subject to validation

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

The Bus Sheds
In 2017 CCAD opened The Bus Sheds – a commercial sound stage facility next door to our teaching facilities which allows students to work on real life productions and collaborate with production designers, costumiers, directors, producers, actors and sound designers.


QAA commended the way CCAD enhances student learning

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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