Why should you study Sound for Stage & Screen*

Working alongside the content creators of Film, TV & Theatre Production, you will work across multiple platforms enhancing your skills across two years of production working importantly in both Film and Theatre giving you 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 (Hons) Degree. Students will have access to Adobe Cloud, Premier and Importantly Avid systems to edit and create visual projection work for theatre / installation work.

FdA Sound for Stage & Screen*

UCAS Code W614

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.


*subject to validation

Working alongside the content creators of Film, TV & Theatre Production, you will work to enhance your skills across two years on both stage and screen productions giving you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

What will you study on Sound for Stage & Screen?

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

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:
• Live projects (theatre or Film)
• Advanced Sound practice
• Advance Theatre Sound practice
• Independent sound recording for 16mm film
• History and context of the visual industries

Career Opportunities:
• Sound for TV and film
• Sound Design
• OB sound recording and live broadcast
• Event & festival sound production
• Sound theatre
• Digital content
• Foley or SFX


In our brand new facilities (opening September 2017) you will get the opportunity to work with leading edge, industry standard, kit including:
Studio and location sound recording equipment,
• Media Composer (including Pro Tools and Davinci)
• Sound mixing desk
• Location mixers
• Broadcast quality mics
• Sound proof studio

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.


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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