Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent or evidence of relevant acquired experience in industry is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This course aims to provide you with a range of creative, practical and critical skills to apply within and beyond the television industry.

You will learn about emerging trends and practices in TV and the different platforms and outputs for content in today’s evolving media landscape.

From short form documentaries to studio shows, you will have the opportunity to originate and produce content aimed at a TV audience. Practical sessions are designed to help you learn how to generate, develop and produce TV production ideas and to ultimately become ‘multi-skilled’. You will be introduced to creative, professional and technical techniques and practices from camera operation to interviewing, from editing to floor-managing.

Why study Television Production with us?

MA Television Production is taught at Warrington Campus, which lies between the creative and cultural hubs of Manchester and Liverpool and in close proximity to MediaCityUK. Students have previously enjoyed trips to ITV and the BBC at MediaCityUK, meeting industry professionals and understanding more about the TV environment.

The input of visiting lecturers, and guest talks and workshops from industry professionals, will allow you to better understand the TV industry and learn more about current issues, trends and practice.

Excellent access to our own large TV studio, edit suites and portable filming equipment means you will be able to hone your skills outside of the classroom. You will be encouraged to book out equipment to develop your practice and a variety of opportunities are publicised to students. Recently, MA Television students worked on some ‘live’ briefs, including filming at the Warrington Music Festival.

You will be encouraged and supported to make industry connections and undertake work experience. There will also be opportunities to showcase work including on our public-facing Cat Media website and at our in-house Cat awards.

How will I be taught?

You will have 24-hour access to professional resources, including digital cameras, edit facilities, a TV studio and the Tower Gallery, which includes a multimedia suite and voice-over booth.

You will learn via a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, as well as guest lectures from industry professionals.

Approximate contact hours for a full-time student will be up to nine hours per week. The expected individual learning activity for a full-time student will be approximately 32 hours per week.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through group and individual practical work and written coursework. For the Television Project, you will pursue your particular interests through either a dissertation or research by practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Media