Sound Recording for Film & Television
The Sound Recording Diploma course offers an unrivalled opportunity to learn the practical skills required for a career in this field, and covers:
- location sound recording techniques for single film or video camera
- sound production for multi-camera television
- music recording in the studio and on location
Workshops alternate with productions so that conceptual elements such as sound theory, electronics, and equipment operating principles are put into immediate practice on shoots or in the studio. To enhance their understanding of the role sound plays in moving image production, students are also introduced to the post production process, and extend this knowledge working as part of the Television Graduation sound post-production team.
Now well-established, the Sound Recording Diploma course enjoys an excellent reputation within the Industry and each year’s students rapidly find work on completing the course. Graduates have been employed as sound assistants and boom operators on recent television productions including Ashes to Ashes, Midsomer Murders, Lewis, New Tricks, Holby City, Cranford, Jane Eyre, Gavin & Stacey, Life Begins, Judge John Deed, Downton Abbey, Fresh Meat, Spooks and Merlin.
Graduate work on feature films includes Syriana, Extraordinary Rendition, The Hills Have Eyes II, The Mutant Chronicles, Clash Of the Titans 2, Never Let Me Go, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, World War Z, Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows, The Iron Lady, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012).
There is one £5,000 Northern Ireland Screen Scholarship available for someone from Northern Ireland who successfully applies to the course.
Joanna Andrews (Ashes to Ashes, Spooks, Criminal Justice, Cranford), Tom Harrison (Reggie Perrin, Gavin & Stacey, Clash of the Titans 2), Jodie Campbell (Never Let Me Go, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Sarah Howe (New Tricks, Lewis, Merlin) and Tom Fennell (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, World War Z) studied at the NFTS.
The course starts in September with a term of intensive workshops and exercises that prepare students to record sound on shoots with MA students in the following Spring and Summer terms. Alongside location and studio shoots for both documentary, fiction films and television productions, the programme of workshops and tuition continues throughout the course.
Unlike other schools, all production costs are met by the School. In addition you will be given a cash Production Budget. NFTS students are engaged in more productions as part of the curriculum than any of our competitors.