Post-Production for Stage and Screen

Why should you study Post-Production for Stage & Screen?

Post-production is an ever developing feature of film and TV, live events and, increasingly, stage productions, where directors are seeking new ways of presenting action and sets. Post-production and editing are identified nationally as employment growth areas over the next decade.

FdA Post-Production for Stage & Screen*

UCAS Code W610

UCAS Tariff 96

Duration Two years

Aligning with other programmes such as BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen; Film, TV & Theatre Production and the other FDAs in Sound Design and Post-Production, 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 visual effects solutions for film, TV and contemporary theatre practice to give you a broad showreel of work over the two yearprogramme, to take into industry or to allow you to complete a top up year to obtain your BA (Honours).*


*subject to validation

In our brand new facilities you will get the opportunity to work with leading edge,
industry standard, kit:

    • AVID
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Marvellous Designer
    • 3DMax
    • Media Composer (including Pro Tools and Davinci)
    • Steenbeck Film edit bed
    • Digital projection
    • Green screen
    • Edit Share

What will you study on Post-Production for Stage & Screen?

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:

      • Core technical production skills
      • Introduction post production workflow
      • Offline and online post-production practice
      • Live project

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:

        • Live projects (theatre or Film)
        • Advanced post production
        • Theatre VFX
        • VFX for 16mm film
        • Working with actors and directors
        • History and context of the visual industries

Career Opportunities:
Past CCAD graduates have found their niche in post production – working in VFX, and digital finishing on Bond, Marvel and Harry Potter movies and working for the BBC and online news outlets like The Daily Mirror. This is the programme for you if you want a career in:

      • Editing and post production on features, TV, documentary and commercial screens
      • Titles and credit sequence design
      • Digital content and VFX
      • Festival and large event production
      • VFX for theatre
      • Games industry


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 experience.


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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