From September 2025 entry: this course will be changing its title to: BA (Hons) Film & TV Production

Why study BA (Hons) Television Production at BU?

  • From the very beginning, you’ll create content in the TV studio and out on location, produce, direct, operate camera and sound equipment, vision mix, edit, present, arrange lighting, floor manage and much more
  • You’ll learn how to use the latest technology in our brand new, state-of-the-art 4K studios and control rooms. These are probably the biggest and best facilities available to students anywhere in the UK
  • You’ll learn from a team of experienced academics and media professionals. We’re producers, directors, film makers and practitioners who have worked across a range of film and television production including drama, documentary and factual, children’s television, entertainment, live broadcast and more
  • You’ll join a team of talented, motivated students learning how to tell stories with video. You’ll form your own production companies and produce your own content
  • You'll graduate career-ready with 93% of our graduates who are in employment 15 months after their studies. Many companies and productions have trainee roles suitable for holders of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Starting roles in production include Edit Assistant, Post-production Runner, Camera Assistant or Sound Assistant (ScreenSkills)
  • You’ll gain the real-world experience necessary to impress future employers on work placements at organisations such as the BBC, Sky and Warner Bros.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.

For September 2025 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in April 2024 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Course accreditation

The International Moving Image Society is a highly respected professional body, uniquely placed to assure, encourage and support industry relevance in media production courses. All of our courses within the Media Production Department have received accreditation in recognition of their industry-standard teaching. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 4 week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation year: 4 years full-time with a 4 week placement, or 5 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Accreditations:

International Moving Image Society

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.