Taught course

Television Production

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media

Entry requirements

You should have or expect to gain at least an upper second-class bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area and demonstrate prior experience of work in television, media production or other media related areas. Your achievements should clearly demonstrate a keen interest in the television sector. We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. It may also be possible to award module credits via APL/APEL if you can provide evidence of prior learning.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to mirror industry practice and processes, so students can expect extensive, hands-on experience as they expand their television production skills from the outset.

Students will develop a thorough grounding in television theories and gain a comprehensive understanding of the real-world challenges that exist in this rewarding industry. In addition to undertaking a significant amount of practical work, students will learn the contextual theories and study the rapid development of the industry and will also complete personal development planning, helping them transform into a successful and knowledgeable media professional.

You’ll be based at the Parkside Building, located on our City Centre Campus, where you will have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment. Because this MA is an entirely practical course, you will be absorbed in all aspects of programme production.

As part of your course, you’ll be required to work on your own and as part of a team to produce highly sophisticated standards of video and TV work that would not look out of place on mainstream channels. And as a professional, self-starting individual, you’ll learn how to create ideas and how to pitch, both for the programmes you want to make and for the people you need to make them for.

Information for international students

For more details please contact our International office http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Professional practice90

Course contact details

Media Admissions
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