Television is evolving and the need for media content continues to grow along with the popularity of platforms such as YouTube, Netflix and Now TV.
This BA (Hons) Television Production degree course is an exciting and practical way to learn how to produce and make live television programmes whilst developing industry-level skills in media production. You’ll become a multi-skilled, media-savvy broadcaster who's fully experienced in camera-operating, sound recording, producing, presenting, directing, editing and writing for media platforms and television.
You’ll use industry-standard video kit and multiple TV studios to produce and broadcast live television content to audiences, which will prepare you for employment within this fast-paced and competitive industry.
What you'll experience
On this Television Production degree course, you'll:
- Learn the specialist skills you need to thrive in the industry – 75% of this course is practical
- Use professional cameras (Sony, JVC, Canon), audio equipment (Sennheiser, Sony, Mackie) vision mixing systems (including the Ross Carbonite and the NewTek TriCaster system) and scheduling software for our television channel (Capital Networks' Audience.TV)
- Develop your television production and editing skills
- Experience running a real TV channel and make TV and radio programmes
- Get valuable vocational qualifications and industry-recognised certification using software such as Avid and Adobe
- Diversify your broadcasting knowledge by taking specialist modules that support your career ambitions
- Contribute to our student-led TV channel, CCI TV
- Get involved with our live weekly TV programme, which we broadcast to thousands of people on campus, around the city and online
Teaching methods on this course include:
- hands-on workshops
You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.
For more about the teaching activities for specific modules, see the module list above.
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- essay and report writing
- sound and video artefacts
- journal writing
- written exams
- practical exams emulating real-world practice
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
- Year 1 students: 17% by written exams, 40% by practical exams and 43% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 4% by written exams, 39% by practical exams and 57% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 8% by written exams, 35% by practical exams and 57% by coursework
After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. You’ll have access to Creative Careers; a team within the faculty helping students to find placement opportunities within the creative industries. They’ll provide you with a database of placement vacancies, support with your job search, including help with applications and interviews, and support throughout your placement.
Previous students have done placements with some of the big players in the broadcasting industry, including:
- Discovery UK
- Ross Video
- Gearhouse Broadcast
You can also set up your own business in your placement year, on your own or with others on your course.