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Television Production, BA (Hons)

  • UCAS code: P311 BA/TVProd
  • Duration: 3 Years Full-time

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Course Overview

Bradford Media School

The Bradford Media School has a long and successful track record in providing courses in new media technologies, taking advantage of the up-to-date knowledge of the School’s teaching and research staff. The courses are taught as part of the University’s unique partnership with the National Media Museum, which boasts world-class resources and archives, and as part of the Yorkshire and Humber Skillset Media Academy. We are also a BBC Partner which means our students get regular opportunities to work on “live” briefs and win BBC placements.

Employment prospects

79%

of our 2011 graduates from the Bradford Media School found employment, or went on to further study, within six months of graduating*

* These statistics are derived from annually published data based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Special features

  • All Bradford Media School courses develop your experience and understanding of the technologies that are creating the new generation of interactive digital media
  • You will study technical fundamentals, the integrated use of major current software packages, the conventions of key forms of digital media production, and the social and cultural contexts within which media products are distributed
  • Significant and successful professionals working in the media are involved in course design and give regular lectures, tutorials and masterclasses
  • If you wish, you may take the opportunity to spend a 'year out' period of 12 months in appropriate employment
  • Our digital arts facilities are state-of-the-art and include equipment for still and moving image creation, manipulation and output.
  • Students undertake professional-style production projects that replicate the creative industrial experience

Aims

The Television Production course provides you with the opportunity to engage with television, both intellectually and practically, and to develop an aesthetic sensibility that will inform your production work. Increasingly graduates are required to be multi-skilled, so the course provides opportunities to engage in a wide variety of production roles.

Most practical work takes place within the School's excellent facilities, including studio space and cameras with audio equipment for location shooting. Post-production facilities include Abode Final Cut Pro and AVID. Professional actors are also provided for use within studio-based projects and scripted dramas.

Extensive use is made of the NMeM archives, which hold more than 900 television programmes of historical and cultural value. Students have access to research material and curators who will facilitate a deeper understanding of television’s cultural importance. Upon graduation you can expect to have a strong portfolio of work which demonstrates your understanding of television.

Students are also encouraged to develop appropriate transferable skills. Studying Television Production at Bradford is unique, combining a traditional university experience alongside engagement with the dynamics of a national museum.

Career outcome

Our degrees prepare you for a range of careers in media-related areas, and we are proud of our graduates’ achievements. Our first students graduated in 1994 and many are now important figures within the media industry. Our alumni have worked on high-profile productions (including films in the James Bond Batman and Harry Potter series) and for major media organisations (web companies such as Orange and broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 and production companies such as Endemol). Others are currently employed as: web designers and programmers; film and TV camera operators, editors, directors, producers and scriptwriters; television and radio presenters; graphic designers; new media consultants.

Additionally, graduates have joined various postgraduate programmes at such locations as the National Film and Television School, Royal College of Art and the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 280

Plus GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C for all undergraduate courses. Students will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Media Student Work

See more examples of student work in our showcase section

Modules

Please note that this list is indicative. Modules are subject to change and we reserve the right to modify the provision and content of our modules.

Year one
Professional and Personal Developmentcore
Media Historiescore
Conventions of Videographycore
Scriptwriting for Televisioncore
Editingcore
Issues in Web Development and Technologycore
Year two
Factual Film and Televisioncore
Do the Right Thing: Media Ethics, Compliance and Sustainabilitycore
Sound & Visual Mediacore
British Film & Television Dramacore
Broadcast Televisioncore
Specialist Projectscore
Year three
Creative Media Enterprisecore
Production Project-Conceptcore
Individual Project Film and Mediaoption
Digital Vidoegraphyoption
Production Project-Pre Productioncore
Production Project-Productioncore
Production Project-Post Productioncore
Do the Right Thing: Media Ethics, Compliance and Sustainabilitycore
Sound & Visual Mediacore
British Film & Television Dramacore
Broadcast Televisioncore
Dissertation - Preparationcore
Individual Project Film and Mediaoption
Digital Videographyoption
Dissertation - 8000 word Write-upcore

Our Facilities

Outside Broadcast Truck

Our Outside Broadcasting Truck offers broadcast-quality SD and HD outputs using five Thompson LDK6000 MKII cameras with a dedicated Final Cut edit suite and commentary booth. This facility is unique in UK higher education

 

TV Production Facilities and Studio

Our purpose-built television studio contains studio pedestals for broadcast TV cameras and a 'cold light' studio system. For location work we have a range of Sony HD cameras, pro lighting kits and a full range of portable audio recording and mixing equipment.

 

Digital Arts and Editing Suites

Our Mac-based suites contain a range of packages including Final Cut Pro, AVID and Adobe Creative Suite with additional sound production facilities, graphics tablets, scanners and large format printers.

 

Drawing Studio

Our drawing studio holds practical art classes to facilitate still life drawing. The studio is well equipped with easels and drawing materials as well as a wealth of objects for still life interpretations.

 

For a more comprehensive list of our facilities please see our Facilities section.

How do I find out more?

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How to Apply

The BBC. Microsoft Educational Partner. Skillset Media Academy. British Computer Society Educational Affilliate. Game Republic. Bradford City of Film. National Media Museum. Escape Studios.