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Four new courses for 2015 from Britannia Row

Jon Chapple 5 March 2015
Britannia Row Productions Training, Twickenham

Britannia Row Productions Training, the educational programme founded by live sound company Britannia Row Productions in mid-2013 (see Britannia Row Training welcomes first students), has announced a series of new training courses at its Twickenham, London, HQ (pictured) for 2015. The courses are based on the core elements of its existing 12-week live sound technology course (#5 below).

Courtesy of Britannia Row Productions Training, they are:

1. A talk on the live sound industry (one day)
An overview and insight into what the live sound industry is all about and how it works.
Learn about:

  • The wider industry, the people and who does what. The course focusses on the concert industry with overviews on the events, theatre and corporate markets.
  • The live sound industry
  • The technology used
  • The jobs in live sound
  •  How to get into the live sound industry

Cost: £120 + VAT
Date: Sunday 19 April, 9am–5pm

2. Live sound basic PA course (two days)
Learn how to jump onto a small PA. This two-day course is suitable for anyone who needs or wants to do this and is not entirely sure how to go about it – from taking on some work with your friend’s band to the teacher who needs to get the PA out of the cupboard a couple of times a year and make it work for the school panto and prize-giving day.

On our two-day course taught over two consecutive Saturday or Sundays, you will be taken through a simple PA system from A to Z in the first day-and-a-half. The last afternoon is spent on practical hands-on practice, including mixing using multitrack playback machines.

This short course is designed to help you set up a small PA system, use microphones, mix the sound and monitors from the same front-of-house digital mixing console and carry out basic fault-finding. It does not go deeply into the internal components of a system. It is about the basics of getting one going and driving it.

Cost: £240 + VAT
Dates: Sunday 26 April (first session) and Sunday 3 May 2015 (second session)

3. Live sound fundamentals (15 one-day modules + assessment day)
The course teaches entry-level fundamentals for those wanting to work in live sound as semi-professionals or in a local venue or small sound/AV company.

It is taught over fifteen one-day sessions on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays. Each session can be taken as an individual stand-alone module for those wanting to brush up on a particular subject, but to get the best from this course it is recommended that the whole course is taken.

The modules are:

  • 1. Induction and course introduction
  • 2. Physics of sound 1 – acoustics
  • 3. Physics of sound 2 – electrics
  • 4. Mains power and system connections
  • 5. Introduction to using microphones
  • 6. Analogue line systems and stagecraft
  • 7. Analogue consoles and equalisation
  • 8. Dynamics and effects
  • 9. Mixing FOH
  • 10. Mixing monitors
  • 11. Loudspeaker systems
  • 12. Introduction to digital audio
  • 13. Yamaha CL5 digital console
  • 14. Introduction to using wireless systems
  • 15. Loudspeaker system design
  •  16. Exams/assessment

Full course cost: £2000 + VAT
One-day module cost: £150 + VAT
Dates: Starts Saturday 18 April and runs every Saturday for 15 weeks, finishing on 25 July. Exam 1 August

4. Live sound intermediate – 15 x 1 day module Course + Assessment Day
The live sound intermediate Course is ideal for those who have taken the live sound fundamentals course and have subsequently had a few months working experience and wish to go onto the next level, or for those that have gained their knowledge from some hands-on live sound experience and feel that they cannot move further forward without some training to get to the next level. It is designed to take participants from entry through to professional levels.

As with the live sound fundamentals course , the intermediate course is taught over 15 one-day sessions on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays. Each session can be taken as an individual stand-alone module for those wanting to brush-up on a particular subject, but to get the best from this course it is recommended that the whole course is taken.

The modules are:

  • 1. Course induction and introduction
  • 2. Microphones – advanced applications and techniques
  • 3. Avid Profile digital mixing system
  • 4. DiGiCo SD8 digital mixing system
  • 5. Soundcraft Vi3000 digital mixing system
  • 6. Advanced wireless systems
  • 7. Advanced monitor techniques
  • 8. Corporate and theatre applications
  • 9. Classical and orchestra applications
  • 10. The prep process
  • 11. Stagecraft
  • 12. Prediction
  • 13. Analysis
  • 14. Optimisation
  • 15. Rigging
  • 16. Exams/assessment

Full course cost: £2000 + VAT
One-day module cost: £150 + VAT
Dates: Starts Saturday 5 September and runs every Saturday until 12 December. Exam 19 December

5. Live sound technology course
The live sound technology course is a full-time intensive 12-week course with over 440 hours of training and hands-on practice. It embraces all elements of live sound basics, live sound fundamentals and live sound intermediate courses and much, much more.

The course places a big emphasis in getting people into work at a professional level. It is particularly useful for overseas participants for whom attending our part-time courses is impractical.

Course cost: £6000 + VAT.
Dates not yet scheduled.

To book any of the above courses, or for further information or to register interest for future dates, email info@training.britanniarow.com or call 0208 874 0182.

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