Resources and facilities
Resources and facilities
Our facilities include a studio theatre, a large flexible-stage theatre seating over 170 spectators, and a 140 seat cinema.
James Arnott Theatre
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.
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.
'Carpentry room' studio and Green Room
These two smaller spaces are regularly used by students for rehearsal and 'laboratory' exploration.
Andrew Stewart Cinema
The Cinema is used for lectures and screenings. The following media can be projected:
- 35mm film
- 16mm film
- Mini DV
- Computer data
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 Resources Room (RR) is an indispensable part of our 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.