Television Production

Postgraduate

Online

£ 9,250 + VAT

Description

  • Type

    Postgraduate

  • Methodology

    Online

BA (Hons) Television Production is taught at both the Maidstone TV Studios and at our Rochester campus.

This practical course offers you the unique opportunity to study television production in one of the UK’s leading TV studios.

Working on the high-profile TV shows made at the Maidstone TV Studios, and networking with leading industry professionals, will give you the chance to develop your skills and gain a real understanding of the sector.

About this course

Using the latest industry-standard equipment and facilities, including Sony HD solid-state cameras and software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and Pro-Tools, you’ll learn advanced TV production techniques and cultivate a strong knowledge base that covers every aspect of the industry. You’ll discover script writing, direction, producing, sound design, camera work, commissioning and more – and by the time you graduate, your versatile and highly sought-after skill set will extend across the whole production process, covering work in television, films, commercials, corporate, music videos, virals and idents. This course is taught by television and film production professionals with extensive industry experience, and offers a wide range of exciting projects, visiting lecturers and work placement units to help you forge vital connections and gain a deeper insight into the industry. Our workshops are frequently led by industry professionals who’ve achieved success across all platforms and channels, including BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, HBO and ITN. Our students have worked on shows such as Later...With Jools Holland, Take Me Out, Frank Skinner, and the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Subjects

  • Television Production
  • Project
  • Industry
  • Production

Course programme

Course content - 2017 entry
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

In the first year, you'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn the technical and conceptual skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity.

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Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules
  • Storytelling

    Through the analysis of case studies and practical 'hands on' assignments that test ideas, this unit encourages you to bring your insights to the writing of an innovative screenplay, and the production of a short video that will position and 'sell' your screenplay to a contemporary audience.

  • Directions

    Working closely with collaborators such as performers, producers, writers, camera operators, production designers, editors, sound designers and directors, you'll take charge of the 'look' of the story and its mise en scène, providing a coherent and believable signature and personality to a production.

  • Commission (documentary)

    This unit brings together the educational experiences of the first year for a 'commissioned' project that encourages the development, design and creative execution of a short documentary.

  • Contextual Studies

    You'll investigate culture and history, providing an introduction to studies that explore representation and how contemporary cultural phenomena communicates to audiences.

The second year focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement or even study abroad.

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Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules
  • Fiction Adaptation

    You'll be required to research, plan and produce a short video for multi-platform transmission that is a work of adaptation derived from a literary source.

  • Professional and Critical Practice

    You'll work on either a simulated professional commission-based project, go on a work placement within a related broadcast area or a professional case study.

  • Studio Production

    You'll develop a detailed pitch for - and subsequent production of - an innovative studio production. The idea(s) considered to have most potential will be given the green light to go into production by a commissioning panel, and team will then be formed to develop the concept through to production.

  • Digital News Production

    You'll consider the key areas of theory and practice which are essential to effective news and current affairs production.

  • Study Abroad (optional)

    Optional unit that will allow you to spend a period of time in an overseas education institution.

The third year will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final major project and a written dissertation.

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Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules
  • Option 1: Dissertation

    You'll undertake a period of self-directed research on a subject related to the historical, theoretical, critical concerns of your discipline or professional area.

  • Option 2: Combined Dissertation/ Critical Reflection

    This unit consists of two periods of sustained, individually negotiated research on subjects which are likely to be related to the contextual and/ or theoretical concerns of your chosen areas of practice, towards the provision of structured argument.

  • Pre-Production

    This unit challenges you to develop a detailed pre-production package for a production of their choice. You have a distinct choice between planning an actual short film idea that will go into production later during the Major Project unit, or they can engage in a hypothetical large-scale idea that could challenge for a place in the current programme schedules of terrestrial and satellite broadcasters, but you will not take into actual production.

  • Major Project

    This unit requires you to demonstrate innovative and sophisticated engagement with a suitably scaled project. Working individually or in teams, students adopt specialist roles that align with their own practice and career aspirations, and are challenged to develop an innovative production. This could take the form of a complete moving image production, or detailed development of one aspect such as a script.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

Television Production

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