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Middlesex University

Television Production

UCAS Code: P311

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)

UCAS Tariff

112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Television production

Overview
In the fast-changing world of TV, the industry needs skilled graduates, with the knowledge and experience to make the next live TV hit, block buster series or award-winning documentary. At Middlesex we’re teaching the next generation of studio and location camera, sound and lighting technicians and editors, researchers, producers and directors.

Why study BA Television Production at Middlesex University?
One of the most practical and career-focused television degrees in the UK, our course has been developed in close consultation with the television industry.

As a Middlesex television student you can follow one of our two degree pathways, choosing the award you’ll leave university with and take into the industry. The BA Television Production (Technical Arts) allows you to specialise in a variety of technical operating roles, both within our superb multi-million pound state-of the–art Sony-built TV Studio as well as location environments. Specialist TV studio and location roles taught include, amongst others, Studio Director , Floor Manager, Gallery Production Assistant, Vision Mixer, Camera, Lighting, Sound, Editing and Vision Control.

Based in London, you will have access to some of the best work placement opportunities in the country. From your first weeks at Middlesex you'll be making programmes both in the studio and on location and in the final year you will make a graduation video - a documentary, fiction or entertainment show - the stepping stone to your career in television and the media industries.

You will acquire the skills and understanding during your degree to immediately begin a career in the creative and technical teams making some of the best TV drama, entertainment, documentary, advertising, web and corporate output today.

We’re accredited by Creative Skillset, so you know you’re getting what you need to work in TV. We also offer a variety of professional technical certifications including AVID, Adobe and Pro-Tools included within the degree.

Course highlights

All your tutors will be television professionals and specialists, and our visiting lecturers include directors, producers and broadcasters from C4, the BBC, ITV and the independent sector
The best graduate productions each year are screened at a top venue in London (The BFI on London’s Southbank in 2016) in front of industry professionals
You’ll remain in close contact with the industry throughout the course and will be tutored on how to join the television industry with networking and placement opportunities essential aspects of the degree
Our television students have won an RTS London Division award for 3 out of the last 4 years
Phil Poole, a TV production graduate, won Best Music Video at the NME Awards in 2017 - beating music videos for Beyonce and Kanye West
For the fourth year running our third year students have pitched their ideas at the BBC, this year at BBC White City
On this course, you will have the opportunity to apply for a Royal Television Society Bursary, for more information please visit our?Scholarships page
As a student of this course you'll receive a?free electronic textbook?for every module.

Modules

Year 1:
Television: Medium and Industry (30 credits) - Compulsory
Television: Texts and Contexts (30 credits) - Compulsory
Location Filming (30 credits) - Compulsory
Studio Production (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:
Television: Research and Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory
Television Drama (30 credits) - Optional
Television Documentary (30 credits) - Optional
Entertainment (30 credits) - Optional
Client-led Video (30 credits) - Optional
Camera, Lighting and Sound Technologies (30 credits) - Optional
Post Production Technologies (30 credits) - Optional

Year 3:
Television Today and Tomorrow (30 credits) - Compulsory
Career Portfolio (30 credits) - Compulsory
Major Project: Television Production (60 credits) - Compulsory

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
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Media

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.

78%
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.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
A

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.

Cinematics and photography

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.

£16,800
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Managers and proprietors in other services
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.

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£17k

£20k

£20k

£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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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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