TFTS Facilities

TFTS Facilities

Andrew Stewart Cinema

Andrew Stewart Cinema

Cinema view from back The Cinema seats 138 and is used for lectures and screenings. The following media can be projected:

  • 35mm film
  • 16mm film
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • VHS
  • Mini DV
  • Computer data

James Arnott Theatre

James Arnott Theatre

Theatre view pic The Theatre, named in memory of the founding Head of Drama, has a capacity of 182 in studio-theatre format. It has a large wire-mesh 'trampoline' lighting grid installed, the only example of its kind in Scotland and one of only three in the UK. Lighting and sound are fully computerised.
Associated with the Theatre are dressing rooms and a green room.
Student productions are performed here as well as being used by professional theatre companies.

Performance Studio

Performance Studio

Perf Studio large This space is equipped with lighting and sound facilities and may be used as a rehearsal room or where practical work such as video production, theatre direction, playwriting, design or stage management can take place.
There is a boxed off area in the room that contains a lighting desk, audio mixer and many sound sources. This equipment is available to all users, after appropriate instruction, and external equipment such as, data projector and laptop can be requested as and when required. LCD television and DVD/VHS playback are permanently situated in this room.

Resources Room

Resources Room

RR tapes pic The Resources Room (RR) is an indispensable part of TFTS teaching, learning and research environment. It provides a suitable environment, encouraging student users to take  increased responsibility for their own learning while supporting them in the development of approaches to independent study and the acquisition of  'transferable' skills. It also provides a flexible infrastructure within which methods of teaching and assessment related to information technology can be introduced.

The RR consists of 19 fully networked PCs, 12 TV/VHS workstations with DVD and digital satellite viewing also available, and an extensive, fully computerised video library (VHS/DVD) of over 6000 items including feature films, television programmes, cinema shorts, recorded theatrical performances, extracts and documentaries relating to a wide range of cinema, broadcasting and theatre activity - access TFTS Media Archive.

Students must register to become a member of the RR to be able to access all the facilities, this includes completing an application form and paying a modest administration fee which contributes to general running and maintenance costs. This allows access to 2000+ VHS tapes and 1000+ DVDs and all associated hardware for the University year of October to September, including holiday periods when the building is open.

Video Editing

Video Editing

Video Editing

Edit suite students‌ We have 2 non-linear digital video edit suites installed in the building in recognition of the fact that TFTS have been developing a need for high-quality, digital editing facilities to be accessible on-demand by students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, working on Video Production Projects or on Multimedia Production and moving-image digitisation assignments of various kinds.

Both suites are of a similar specification:

  • 27" iMac
  • 3TB external HDD
  • Super drive
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, etc)
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse


One suite also has a VHS deck for capturing from that format.

The edit suites are available for use during Gilmorehill Hall's normal working hours, Monday to Friday in term-time and may exceptionally be available at other times - especially those of particular pressure - by special arrangement, provided that all building security precautions are observed.