What will I study?

The Filming Live Performance Bootcamp runs over six weeks, and is structured to allow Bootcampers to participate alongside their existing work commitments.

The Bootcamp provides an essential overview of how performances are scripted, filmed, recorded, streamed and edited. It allows participants to develop in-demand skills and understanding in all aspects of multi-camera filming of live arts performances. You will also attend masterclasses with industry professionals throughout the course and gain real-world training in professional TV studios and on location.

Bootcamp Schedule

Weeks 1 & 2 Part-time (3 days per week) - The course schedule begins with a two-week workshop where you will understand the basics of live capture from small-scale streaming setups to large-scale multiple OB filming units. Teaching will blend practical hands-on workshops with kit and theory of performance capture, styles and setups.

Week 3 Part-time (3 days per week) - In the third week, students will work across three different art forms with specialists to hone their filming, vision mixing and editing skills in a professional studio environment.

Week 4 Part-time (3 days per week) - Students will focus on editing performances captured and begin pre-production of the project that they will produce from scratch.

Week 5 Full-time (5 Days) - Students will work in small groups on a practical filmed performance project of a live performance - drama, live music, dance, performance poetry or comedy.

Weeks 5 & 6 - Planning and preparation will take place for a multi-camera filming of a live arts performance event at the Birmingham Hippodrome. In addition participants will share their work and receive professional feedback. They will also work on CVs, professional development mentoring and learn how to find filming work or apply their training within an organisation.

How will this course be delivered?

The bootcamp will be 6 weeks in duration. Applications are open so please apply now!

Duration: 6-weeks

Mode Full/Part-time

Delivery In-person/ some online

Location Blossomfield Campus, Solihull College & University Centre and occasionally Stratford-upon-Avon College

What qualifications will I get?

There is no formal qualification.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

How do I get a place on the course?

Applicants are invited to send their current CV via email to bootcamps@solihull.ac.uk and then fill in the application form.

Application Form

You can submit your CV as a regular document, audio or video file.

What are the entry requirements?

The Filming Performance Bootcamp is open to creative and arts professionals over 19 years of age who live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area postcode (Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton) Coventry or Warwickshire. Applicants must also fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Have experience and /or work in an arts organisation at an early career stage.
  • Work in an arts organisation at an experienced career stage.
  • Regularly work for one or more arts organisations as a freelancer or consultant.
  • Work as a freelancer in the screen industries. Applicants do not need experience in filming or live capture but will have a developed understanding of live performances and an interest in interpreting this for digital audiences.
  • Recent College or University Graduates: Graduates fresh out of college or university who are eager to discover new employment opportunities

This bootcamp offers a versatile learning environment that caters to a broad range of applicants with varying levels of experience and career objectives.

What else do I need to know?

This course is Free if you are aged 19+ and live in West Midlands, Coventry or Warwickshire area

Applications will close on the Monday 8th January 2024.

What can I do after this course?

This course will empower you to, construct, and produce engaging digital content approaching professional standards.


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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.