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BA (Hons) Television Production

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  • UCAS Code:
    W621
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

On this course you won’t be asked to simply replicate what you’ve seen on screen, we want you to be an innovator and shape the future of television.

You’ll produce your own programmes, fictional as well as factual, both in the studio and on location, giving you crucial hands-on experience as well as a solid grounding in real-world professional television production.

This course combines a practical professional approach with academic critical and theoretical study of the media industry. Plus you’ll have access to broadcast-quality resources, new studios and post-production facilities coming in 2019-20, including a new film studio and two Ultra High Definition broadcast standard multicamera TV studios. Professional standard resources will also include Sony FS5 and Panasonic AC160/AG371 cameras, SQN sound mixers and Avid edit suites.  

You’ll have the option to complete either a four-week or 30-week placement. Not only will you put the theory and skills learnt on the course into action, but you’ll also harvest a network of professional contacts, enhance your resume with some much-required experience, and ultimately improve your future career prospects.

You’ll be taught by professional practitioners, eminent media academic staff and industry-seasoned guest speakers, so by the end of your degree you’ll have gained a complementary blend of academic skills and industry-realistic practical ones. This ensures you’ll have a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding TV production, as well as all the practical skills you’ll need to soar into a career in the industry.

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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years (with a 4-week placement) or 4 years (including a 30-week placement), full-time

Accreditations:

International Moving Image Society

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2020 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.

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification (pdf 389kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

You could even choose to undertake your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

This course will suit applicants who:

  • Demonstrate both intellectual and creative abilities
  • Show an understanding of the television and film industry
  • Have an appreciation of broadcast media and film
  • Possess a strong awareness of the visual arts
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

Our courses have an incredibly good reputation within the industry and with good reason – our graduates are motivated, versatile and prepared for work in this fast-paced sector. The work placements you undertake will give you the chance to develop valuable contacts, helping you when it comes to finding work on graduation.

Within six months of finishing their degree, 90% of our students are working or in further study. In many instances, you will start in a junior role, but will have the opportunity to progress quickly. Freelancing is also common practice within the TV industry.

Careers advice, resources, events and job opportunities

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be.  

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes