International Master in Multimedia Creation for Performing Arts and Live Shows

International Master in Multimedia Creation for Performing Arts and Live Shows

In collaboration with Fundación EPICA LA FURA DELS BAUS and LABA Florencia

From Robert Wilson to La Fura dels Baus, lighting and multimedia become essential protagonists of visual play. Multidimensionality, video in its multiple formats, soundart in live interaction, the incorporation of new technologies, the participation and the interaction with the public, have transformed the world of performance arts.

Throughout the course, students will receive the necessary theoretical knowledge related to creating multimedia for the show. They will learn to conceive, build and interact with the main elements of the scene. They will carry out a complete immersion in the development of a performance.

In the first part of the master, students will receive a solid background, throughout the modules, of the most cutting-edge and professional software currently available: Madmapper for videomapping and videoscene, Ableton software for sound editing and live composition, Touchdesigner language for lighting, and interaction, and Kalliope for interaction with the participating public.

These core subjects will converge, in the second part of the master’s degree, in the preparation and realization of a stage play. Cristina Casanova, Director of the Master, Manuel Conde, assistant director of the master and director of Radiante and Siddharth Gautam, visual and multimedia artist, together with the rest of the teachers, will direct and accompany the students throughout this journey.

The play will premiere at the Teatre EL TEM in Valencia, one of the most prestigious in the Community.

Aimed at

Artists and creators interested in multimedia for stage creation, video mapping, software and technologies applied to the performing arts in their different aspects – theatre, dance, performance, music -. It’s advisable that participants have basic knowledge in the use of photo, video and/or sound editing software.


Fundación Épica La Fura dels Baus 


QÜBICA. Experiencias innovadoras creadas para transformar y evolucionar


Teatre El Musical

Sala Carme Teatre


PHASE 1: Fundamentals

Period: from October to February

Through five core modules we will explore the relationship between multimedia and entertainment. We will learn the concepts, techniques and software necessary for multimedia creation in the performance and performing arts: video in its multiple formats, sound creation, sensors and interactive elements and interaction with the public.

Module 1: Context. Multimedia and live performance

In this module we will explore the different approaches to multimedia in performance art. A historical journey through the most experimental formats, to learn about the infinite possibilities offered by the combination of audiovisual media in creative performances. 

It will also include a production sub-module.

Module 2: Videoscene / Videomapping

Teaching the software:

Madmapper and Touchdesigner

In this module we will explore and work on the video scene and video mapping. These are increasingly integrated into the contemporary scene, as the art of using video and light projections on any surface, turning common objects into dynamic three-dimensional scenes, with effects that produce complete audience immersion.

This study of the possibilities and conditioning factors of projection technology will be carried out in its two complementary aspects of video scene and videomapping, and their integration as main elements of stage performances. We will combine the study of context, with reference cases of the audiovisual in the performing arts, with the practical study of projection techniques.

Module 3: Sound design and live composition


Teaching the software:
Ableton live

In this module, students will learn to record, compose, arrange, mix and specifically design live performances, whilst immersing themselves in sound design and music from the perspective of sound and experimental art.
Within the module, Ableton Live software, the most versatile program in the music software market, will be studied.
Its fast learning curve and intuitive interface have made it a powerful creative composition tool. We will cover the aspects of production, synthesis, mixing, effects processing and what is the best workflow for each need and presentation. We will develop sessions designed for live events and describe how each tool within Ableton Live can help the student develop a live performance.

Module 4: Light Art. Lighting Design

Teaching the software:
Madmapper and Touchdesigner

A general introduction to stage lighting, reviewing the theoretical and technical concepts required to work on lighting a stage project. The student will be given tools to create and control lighting through a visual language, experimentation with the luminaire and the use of the MADMAPPER software. The basic and technical concepts of lighting will be studied, examples of scenes in which lighting is one of the main elements will be reviewed and non-conventional luminaires will be experimented with (video projectors, laser, Addressable LED, special effects, smoke, fire , wind, as well as surface properties) in order to make lighting creation one of the protagonists of the work.

Module 5: Interactivity Design

Touchdesigner Language 

Every day the symbiosis between performing arts and technology applied to interactivity is more evident.

In this module, students have everything they need to design and create interactive elements in the scene, fusing design, art, technology and crafts. They will be introduced to the specific software and use of sensors for interactive installations and the world of “real time” and the Touchdesigner programming language to produce and manipulate immersive experiences and simulations of physical phenomena.


In this second sub-module we will work on the interaction with the public through the use of the Kalliópê software, designed and used by La Fura dels Baus in its shows for the communication of audiovisual content in large audiences, programming interactions with the public by sending  multimedia messages to their mobile devices in a segmented / personalized way that converge in the creation of an active part of the performance.

PHASE 2: Inspiration

Period: March

During the month of March, once the core subjects have been completed, a series of talks with relevant personalities from different fields of culture will take place.

This is the beginning of a month of inspiration in which students focus on the conception of the installations and pieces that will be premiered at the end of the master’s degree, following the requirements of the call for proposals that they receive at the beginning of that month.


PHASE 3: Construction / production

Period: from April to June
In this third part of the master will shape the show that will be performed in Valencia. Students will work with Cristina Casanova, Manuel Conde, Siddharth Gautam and Pablo Álvarez to create their installation and performative creations.
The students will continue with the development of the previous modules, during which and under the guidance of the teachers, based on weekly sprints, they will create and combine the different elements of the modules and amalgamate them into a creative project.

PHASE 4: Representation

It is the final phase of the course and the final phase of any creative process: the realisation of performative / installation works. It is not only a master’s degree final project, but the commitment of all the participants, including teachers, who will see their name associated with this production.

In this phase we will work intensively in the performance space.


LABA Valencia - Master Internacional de Creación Multimedia para el Espectáculo
LABA Valencia - Master Internacional de Creación Multimedia para el Espectáculo


Cristina Casanova.
Director of the Master.
Co-director of the play.
Director of LABA Valencia. School of Art, Design & New Media

Andrea Contino.
Director of LABA Valencia. School of Art, Design & New Media

Manuel Conde. 
Asistant director of the Master and of the play.
Responsible for the modules of Videoscene and Light art / lighting.

Lighting design / Light art and video art. Director of Radiante. Light is their raw material and with a multidisciplinary thinking they fuse it with video, performative acts, music and space,

Pep Gatell - Fundación Épica La fura dels Baus

Pep Gatell. 
Founder and Director of Fundación Épica La Fura dels Baus.


Siddharth Gautam. 

Teacher in the Video Scene module.

Visual artist and multidisciplinary designer, specialized in the moving image. Co-director of the production company La Rabiosa. 

Nadala Fernández. 

Teacher in the Production submodule.

Production at Fundación Épica La Fura dels Baus. Owner at TEMPUS FUGIT PRODUCCIONES SL.


Pablo Alpe

Pablo Álvarez. 

Responsible for the Interactivity module.  

Senior interactive designer. Co-founder and Technical Director at Vitamin-arte: Interactive Events and Videomapping

Javier Mújica

Javier Mujica. Co-founder and Creative Director of Vitamin-arte: Interactive Events and Videomapping.


pedro lorente

Pedro Lorente. 

Teacher of Kalliope software. 

Chief Technology Officer at Fundación Épica La Fura dels Baus.

LABA Valencia. School of Art, Design & New Media – Calle Quart 21-23 – 46001 Valencia, Spain – CIF B40506768 – VAT ESB40506768
Student service phone: +34 626 68 81 51

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