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Television Production BA (Hons)

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Study type
Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Campus
Park, Cheltenham
UCAS Code
P311

Course overview

Do you want to make TV dramas for Netflix or film documentaries for Apple TV? Are you interested in virtual production or studio entertainment shows? Or is live streaming sport for Sky your dream? Whatever your TV career ambitions, this course will help you fulfill them.

It’s practical, so you’ll be hands-on with all of our state-of-the-art equipment. It’s broad ranging so we explore all the TV genres, and you can try your hand at all the roles. It’s industry-focussed so job hunting skills and work experience are a key part of what we do.

The teaching team comprises award-winning TV industry professionals who’ve worked on multi-million-pound productions for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and US streamers. We know what TV employers want and those are the skills we’ll teach you.

Graduates end up working everywhere in TV. On HETV dramas like Sex Education and Doctor Who and on continuing dramas like Emmerdale. They work on documentary series like Primal Survivor, on factual entertainment programmes like The Traitors, on ITV Sports output and on entertainment shows like Strictly Come Dancing, and the Eurovision Song Contest.

The course is ScreenSkills accredited, recognising courses that provide exceptional standards of industry-relevant training. It also scored 93% for teaching and 90% for academic support in the National Student Survey 2023.

Head to @uogtvproduction on Instagram to check out what our students and graduates are up to.

Study style

The course is completely hands-on. You’ll learn mostly by doing – exploring television production theory through practice.

The teaching team is supported by current industry professionals who are regulars on campus. You’ll work with directors, producers, camera operators and talent managers who’ll help you develop your skills and provide invaluable career advice.

Industry work placements are a key part of your learning experience. You’ll gain real world TV experience and useful contacts before you leave University. It’s all about making you industry-ready.

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Entry requirements

    • 96 – 120 UCAS tariff points, CCC – BBB at A levels, MMM – DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      Entry to this course is by interview. Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Fees and costs

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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham P311 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham P311 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Careers

Television Production graduates are making waves across the entire TV landscape, contributing their talents to acclaimed productions on BBC, ITV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and beyond.

From high-end TV dramas like The Crown, Doctor Who, and Sex Education, factual TV hits such as The Traitors, Fresh Cops and Made in Chelsea, through to multi-cam studio shows like the Eurovision Song Contest and Strictly Come Dancing, our graduates are shaping the entertainment landscape.

They play pivotal roles, ranging from the creative vision of writers, producers and directors to the meticulous work of researchers and production management staff, the technical mastery of sound and camera experts, and the live production expertise of outside broadcast and livestreaming engineers.

Join us in honing your craft and launching a career where creativity meets the screen, and your passion becomes your profession. Elevate your potential and become part of the next generation of TV and video professionals.

"I was so impressed by students' pitches"

“I spent a day with the students listening to their pitches for a twenty-minute television show. I was so impressed by how prepared and thorough the students were in presenting their pitches, and the level of passion they showed for their ideas. They were also eager for feedback, and receptive to it.

The facilities easily afforded students the opportunity to fully realise their visions, while also challenging them to be creative and resourceful”.

Andy Cadiff – Scripted TV

"The course is very industry-focused"

“Working with the students at UoG is important to me as a Talent Exec, as my job largely involves identifying new production talent. The course is very industry-focused, preparing students for careers in television. I really enjoy it. They’re a great bunch of students – engaged and enthusiastic!”

Emily Knight – freelance TV talent executive

"I've been inspired"

“Working with the next generation of TV professionals from UoG has been a real privilege. I’ve been inspired by their ideas and enthusiasm, and I look forward to seeing where their hard work and dedication will take them”.

Matt Waddleton – shooting director/producer and series producer

"The entire experience was incredibly rewarding"

“The enthusiasm and energy and effort the students had put into their projects was evident from the word go, and I wish them all the best in what I’m sure will be successful television careers. The entire experience was incredibly rewarding, and I can’t wait to be invited back”

Laura Abrahams, award-winning director/producer

"We understand how important it is to nurture the crew of the future"

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome UoG students to the Bottle Yard. We understand how important it is to nurture the crew of the future, and by giving them access to the largest film and TV studio in the West of England it enables them to see first-hand how the industry works. It’s always great to see how keen they are to learn and to make the most of the experience.”

The Bottle Yard Studios

"We support UoG with regular work experience opportunities"

“Films at 59 run a highly popular work experience programme welcoming applications from anyone with enthusiasm, commitment and willingness to learn. We support local education providers such as UoG with regular work experience opportunities for their students and guided facilities visits giving first-hand experience of our professional post-production services.”

Films at 59, equipment rental and post-production facilities contributing to award-winning content all over the world

Trips and experiences

TV industry professionals are regulars on campus, but we also go out into industry. Trips are a key part of the learning experience, particularly in your final year. We are within striking distance of three huge TV production hubs – Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham and have industry contacts in all of them.

Students visit the BBC studios in Bristol, home to departments like the world-renowned Natural History Unit. They also visit The Bottle Yard, the largest film and TV studio in the west of England and practice their networking skills at events like RTS Futures, where companies gather to meet television production students. For us, it’s all about you meeting potential employers and gaining a good understanding of how real-world TV works.

Placements

Work experience is a vital part of our course. From the beginning, students do work placements in industry, so by the time they leave the course, they already have a bank of useful contacts.

We also foster a strong sense of community among our TVP alumni. We continue to support them on their journey into the industry when they leave. In turn, they come back onto campus to help and support current students, providing them with placement opportunities if they can.

We work closely with our in-house production company Unit One Films, giving students hands-on, professional experience throughout their time here.

Previous work experience placements include:
Sex Education, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Sky’s Discovery of Witches, Apple TV, Coronation Street, Britain’s Got Talent, BBC Doctors, The Living and The Dead, Nick Knowles’ Big House Clear Out, One Born Every Minute, Celebrity Juice, X Factor, ITV Sport, Catchphrase, Netflix, Optomen TV, BBC Current Affairs, Oak Island Films, 247.TV, Drummer TV, Films at 59 Post-Production, Doghouse Post-Production, Envy Post-Production, RDF West, Cheltenham Festivals, BBA Media, IMG, Bubble Productions, Timeline TV, Mechanical Mouse, Hayfisher, Whisper TV, Jackson River Films

"I'm a BAFTA nominated self-shooting Series Director in factual TV"

“When I started the course, I initially wanted to focus on drama. I thought I’m going to be the next Guy Ritchie, and then I did studio in the second year, and I loved studio, I thought I’m going to make the next Soccer a.m. And finally, I discovered a love for documentary in the 3rd year and thought, this is for me.

“A huge part of this course was the range of skills – editing, camera, sound and lighting. And as TV has progressed since I started, self-shooting has become more vital, so to be able to do a lot of that second nature and focus on directing has really helped me. I wouldn’t have had the chances and career I’ve had, if I hadn’t done this course”.

Tom Power, Television Production student

"Everyone wants to be a Producer, Director or Editor"

“Then at university you realise there’s about 3 million other jobs in TV. For me, I wanted to work my way up through production to become a Production Coordinator. When I graduated I knew all about Call Sheets, sides, everything in a production office – and that got me a lot higher, a lot quicker.

“I demonstrated I was really passionate about being in High End Drama through work experience, then when an opening came up, I was hired based on doing well in the work experience. It’s so much easier to get where you want to be in TV when you have a 3-year support system behind you.”

Ellie Simmons, Television Production graduate, Doctor Who Production Coordinator

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