Creating Audio Description: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Start Date: 27 Sep, 2021
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore how to design and create audio descriptions and audio introductions that fully represent a film, play, or TV programme.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Design inclusive audio descriptions for film, theatre, and TV


Audio description (AD) is a key means by which the full diversity of a programme, film, or live performance can be conveyed, allowing for greater participation and engagement from audiences.


On this course, you’ll discover how to approach creating inclusive audio description that encapsulates and promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).


Improve your cultural awareness training for film, TV, and theatre


You’ll assess how audio introduction and audio description play a vital role in the promotion and communication of EDI to the audience, building your cultural awareness and competency in the process.


Learn how to describe the role and value of inclusive audio descriptions and introductions to a range of arts stakeholders, including audiences, theatre professionals, and funders.


Examine the audio description experience from different perspectives


Assessing the part audio description plays in the promotion and communication of EDI, you’ll examine audio description from both a describer and a performer’s perspective.


You’ll evaluate insights from multiple individuals (including blind/partially blind audience members, audio describers, and theatre professionals) and reflect on your own understanding of EDI.


Study EDI with experts at Royal Holloway, University of London


After conducting the 2019-2020 research project and subsequent report ‘Describing Diversity’ about diversity in audio description and audio introduction in theatre, educators at Royal Holloway are well placed to guide you in the nuance of this topic.


This course brings together the best practices, case studies, and learning resources from this research, allowing you to approach diversity in theatre and beyond with practical tools and enhanced confidence.


This cultural awareness course would appeal to professionals working in the creative industries (including film and TV producers and commissioners), audio describers who want to work in theatre AD or enhance their existing knowledge, and theatre professionals.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Royal Holloway, University of London

Queen Victoria presided over the grand opening of Royal Holloway on 30 June 1886.

Since then the College has continued to grow in size and status to become one of the top research-led institutions in the UK.

Today, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is regularly welcomed as a distinguished guest in her role as the present Chancellor of the University of London.

Royal Holloway was ranked first in the UK and fifth in the world for international outlook in the 2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

This ranking recognises the college’s global research impact and collaborations as well as our student and staff diversity.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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