Taught course

Television Production

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Degree: 2:2 in a Television and Media Production related Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the UK or equivalent qualification.

Consideration will be given to alternative Degree qualifications to applicants with creative industries’ work experience.

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications with relevant work or life experience will be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you want to create broadcast content for live clients, learn the very latest industry skills and gain production credits while you’re studying then our MA Television Production course is exactly what you’re looking for.

This course is designed to develop the programme makers of the future. From day one, you’ll create broadcast content for live clients and gain invaluable broadcast credit.

Key facilities include a chroma-key infinity stage; multi-sensor motion capture suite; an external drama set complete with a pub, flats and corner shop; external production gallery; and simulation offices.

As the course progresses you’ll acquire professional-standard skills in content production and development as well as honing your creative flair. You’ll also be able to pursue specialist interests in sports television, drama production or live events coverage.

Why study with us

  • Exceptional facilities based inside our Media Factory, which features a broadcast 4K, 12G LED television studio, production gallery, editing suites and much more.
  • Get insider advice from industry practitioners through our regular guest lectures and workshops.
  • Our unique cJAM employability event enables you to meet with industry insiders at a giant ‘speed pitching’ session for the chance to gain valuable placements and work opportunities.

What you'll do

  • Work with our excellent post-production facilities, including networked computers equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Other key facilities include an emotional intelligence facility, recording studios and digital sound suites for finishing and dubbing.
  • Opportunities to collaborate on unique projects with film makers, musicians and performers (such as our ‘Soap In a Week’ project which was filmed using an outdoor set on campus).

Learning and assessment

This is a very hands-on course where you’ll get to work within collaborative live multi-camera production environments. Partnering with live broadcast companies on real television briefs, you’ll enjoy a truly immersive creative experience and gain broadcast credit while you study. Facilities include an interior 4K, 12G LED studio and unique fixed exterior street set, providing the perfect backdrop for drama and soap opera productions.

Through regular lectures and workshops, you’ll get an in-depth understanding of the production process and the driving technology behind programme making, broadcasting and streaming. There will be opportunities for you to specialise in areas such as sports television, live event production, documentaries, and single camera production.

Many of your lecturers are current industry practitioners. You’ll also benefit from regular guest lectures from established industry professionals.

Towards the end of the course you’ll complete a Final Project where you’ll get to show off the advanced skills you’ve developed along the way.

Industry links

We have links with leading broadcasters including:

  • BBC
  • FreeSports
  • Frontrunner TV
  • ITV
  • Showcase TV
  • CBS USA
  • FloGrappling USA

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1772 892400