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Leeds Trinity University

Television Production

UCAS Code: P311

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Television production

This degree will enable you to develop all the skills you need to devise exciting ideas, stories and formats and develop them into eye-catching visual media for a wide range of TV genres and platforms.

Whether you're excited by Love Island, Emmerdale, Can't Pay, Won't Pay or one of Reggie Yates' hard-hitting BBC Three documentaries, you'll learn the crucial techniques of story-telling and narrative development that are so vital in today's TV industry.

Award-winning media professionals – many of whom still work in the industry – will help you unlock the secrets of making memorable TV. You'll get practical, hands-on experience in camera operating, directing, presenting, sound recording, script-writing and editing. You'll work in our fully equipped TV studios, where you'll learn the art of being a vision mixer, autocue operator and floor manager.

And you'll learn the key art of filming on location. You'll develop the twin skills of employability and entrepreneurship, enabling you to work as a freelancer or even set up your own production company. And we'll encourage you to spend a life-changing semester studying abroad, with partners in countries such as Australia, Germany and the USA.

By the time you graduate, you'll have a fantastic portfolio of eye-catching TV content ready to show employers, helping you to get that all-important first foot on the career ladder.

**Placement opportunities**
?We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to work in some of the top media companies locally or across the UK without taking a sandwich year out.

Your placements aim to give you the edge over other graduates as you begin searching for that big career break. Draw inspiration from our recent students who have impressed employers during placements at shows like Come Dine With Me, Emmerdale and The Politics Show, as well as at household names like Working Title Films and Pinewood Studios.

**Graduate opportunities**
You'll graduate ready to work in a wide range of television roles, including general production, writing, camera and research roles associated with television organisations, freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities. Recent graduates work with the BBC, ITV and Sky, as well as a variety of independent production companies.

Modules

The Television Production degree is focussed on the workings of the television industry (in its widest sense as product and as distribution medium). At all three levels you will be engaging in professional practice in an industrial/commercial context. After a professional development programme and placement period at levels 4 and 5, Level 6 offers an opportunity to explore your own particular interest and passions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Media and Film

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Television production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,950
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Television production

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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