Edge Hill University has invested in excellent facilities that are utilised by the degree programmes in Creative Arts. The department is primarily located in two buildings, Creative Edge, and The Arts Centre.
Creative Edge hosts two TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, two recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, a photographic studio, a radio studio, and individual rehearsal rooms. The innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain skills and practical experience using industry standard equipment. Dedicated technical support in the use all facilities are available from our highly experienced support staff.
Students will benefit from high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Management system (Editshare) which ensures tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work, and a fully independent talkback system to all studio areas. Based in Creative Edge, you can expect to use equipment such as vision mixers, HD routers, chroma key infinity walls and fully populated, motorised lighting rigs.
PC- and Apple Mac-based studios offer access to Adobe Creative Suite, and media editing booths are available, equipped with software such as Adobe Premier and Avid Media Composer. Creative Edge also boasts an audio dubbing suite that enables you to access a sound mixing desk, as well as sound performance rooms to add audio dialogue replacement.
The Arts Centre is home to The Rose Theatre, a local community theatre available to students, staff and the general public. It hosts student productions and a lively programme of arts and entertainment from touring theatre and dance companies, comedians and musicians.
Also in the Arts Centre, students have access to a variety of performance and rehearsal spaces, including dance studios with sprung floors, various recording facilities and practice rooms, as listed below:
- The Studio Theatre (170 seat theatre)
- Two dance studios and two further studios with fully sprung floors
- Two black box drama studio
- Five rehearsal rooms
- A fully-equipped theatre construction workshop
- A digital sound studio
- A digital design suite
- Three theatre design studios and costume construction area
- A music technology room
- A recital room
- Two music practice studios/teaching spaces (one with recording studio/control)
- An outdoor performance area
The Rose Theatre is also at the centre of a lively social scene, with a cafe bar, exhibition space and art foyer.