Television Production (BA Hons)

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Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)

Campus

Park, Cheltenham

Develop your creative and teamwork skills on this fast-paced and exciting course. You'll work with our industry-standard cameras and in our professionally-equipped studio to produce programmes for television and other platforms. Gaining specialist skills in single and multi-camera production, you'll explore a range of genres including documentaries, dramas and entertainment programmes.

The majority of your learning is practical, working in our modern HD studio as well as on location. Alongside learning from our teaching team, which includes experienced BBC and ITV producers and directors, you'll have the opportunity to work with leading businesses in the creative industries.

Working with Cheltenham Festivals, you'll have the chance to film and vision-mix large events, and with local sports clubs to produce interviews and game-highlights packages. You'll also gain a thorough understanding of governing ethical and legal frameworks, critical to professional practice.

The course has a very strong sense of community. Our highly successful alumni are regularly able to invite current students to work on very high profile shows such as X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. We also organise regular trips to recordings of shows with backstage access to directors and other members of the production team for example BBC One’s The Living and The Dead.

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Study style

Television Production is a practical course and you will gain solid grounding in the production process, technical and craft skills while also developing your creativity and team work. Core modules in your first year will cover all aspects for television including drama, documentary and entertainment. You will then explore your area of interest before developing your final project in your third year; a programme made to broadcast standards in either multi or single camera in any of the three areas. As part of this project you will get to pitch your ideas to a panel of industry experts. A two week work placement built into the degree will also give you essential industry experience before you graduate. In addition, our technical staff are AVID certified trainers and you could gain AVID certification as part of the degree.

Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Multi Camera Studio Production' to 'Scriptwriting'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

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We may be able to offer you a place on this course, even if you don't meet the entry requirements specified in the box below. Call us on 03330 432414 to find out more and discuss your options.

Tariff information for 2020 entry

Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don't always tell the whole story), we make offers following an interview instead of using tariff points.

You will need to have, or be studying for, a NQF level 3 qualification – that's A-level/BTEC/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Once you apply, we will invite you to interview so we can decide whether to make you an offer.

Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeP311

Careers

  • Production roles on high-end TV dramas
  • Writer
  • Director
  • Documentary producer/production manager
  • Camera operator/ camera assistant
  • Multi-camera studio production crew
  • TV editor/ edit assistant
  • Multi Studio Director
  • Producer
  • Production crew
  • Sound Recordist

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Student Focus

Jack Maddox

I’m a production management assistant for the BBC. I’ve worked on The One Show and Heirloom Detectives. I like being the person who puts it all together.

It was a really practical degree. We weren’t just sitting down and writing essays. We were going out and creating meaningful projects. It was focused on real skills, which helped us get jobs when we graduated. We had a lot of advice on interviews, CVs and preparing ourselves for work. My final year project won a Royal Television Society award and was nominated for a Grierson British Documentary Award.

Industry links

Academic staff have a wealth of industry contacts both nationally and locally and potential opportunities for students that can lead to employment in some cases. Course alumni regularly invite current students to work with them for companies including the BBC and ITV. Also, working with the famous Cheltenham Festivals, students have opportunities to film and vision-mix at internationally recognised events. Previous students have also worked on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Coronation Street, and Flog it. This course is accredited by Creative Screenskills, who work with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom and is reviewed annually.

Stuart Mitchell

Staff Profile

Stuart Mitchell

Stuart graduated from the Royal College of Art Film & Television MA course in 1997. His graduation film (‘Stood for this Massive’, about a big-time sports gambler) was shown at numerous film festivals, including IDFA and London Film Festival, and subsequently broadcast by the BBC in 1998. For the next 15 years he worked as a freelance producer, director and cameraman on prime-time broadcast documentaries, primarily for BBC and Channel 4, with many of the major independent production companies, including The Garden, Films of Record, October Films, Twenty-Twenty, RDF and Dragonfly TV. The programmes covered a range of approaches and subjects, but were mostly observational or authored films on contemporary social issues. Since 2008, he has been working in higher education alongside his industry work, as a Senior Lecturer in documentary at various schools including the National Film and Television School, Westminster, Herts and UWE. He joined the University of Gloucestershire team in July 2018.

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Get ahead with our Creative Screenskills accredited degree

Be taught by television professionals on a course approved by the UK TV industry. We have connections with global companies and leading freelance producers, directors, editors and screenwriters. On graduation you will be recognised by the industry as a 'work-ready' graduate.

Ranked in the top 20 for film production and photography

One of the UK’s best universities for television production, we’re ranked in the UK top 20 by the Guardian University Guide 2020.

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Pitch your work to professionals

You will pitch your final-year programme idea to a panel of high-profile practitioners. Previous members have included James Garrett, former ITV West head of regional programmes and now managing director of Clearview Productions, and Ed Egan, a light-entertainment series-producer who has worked On Britain’s Got Talent. The best work is entered into our annual television production awards. Winners are celebrated at a BAFTA-style awards ceremony. Several of the best pieces of work have been broadcast on national television and have won and been nominated in the Royal Television Society and Grierson awards.

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