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Nottingham Trent University

Television Production Technology

UCAS Code: P311

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Level or equivalent qualifications

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

64 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

64 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Television production

This innovative course embraces the ground-breaking technology that continues to alter our TV viewing habits. You’ll gain the necessary technical skills required to work in the TV production process whilst developing a strong portfolio of work.

We consume TV content every day using laptops, smart phones, and tablets rather than the traditional TV set. Whether it’s the latest YouTube sensation, Netflix drama, cutting edge documentary, global sporting event, or the latest reality TV programme, content is still king.

This innovative course embraces the ground breaking technology that continues to change our viewing habits and will equip you with the necessary technical skills required to work in the video production process whilst developing a strong portfolio of work. So if you want to be the next Youtuber, Music Video Director, Documentary Filmmaker or you want to produce a big budget online drama then this is the course for you.

Key features;

Enhance your employability by developing your Imdbprofile with broadcast credits earned working on Notts TV
Gain valuable work experience every week on Notts TV and allow your work to reach a global audience
Learn from world class visiting guest lecturers (past guests have included Shane Meadows, Nick Broomfield and Vicky McClure)
Have your work entered into the prestigious Royal Television Society Awards
Film live sporting events and gigs at some of Nottingham’s most prestigious venues helping you develop a world class portfolio of work
Experience television production in different countries with exciting overseas trips
Collaborate on real world projects with your peers and professionals in this exciting and fast moving industry
Deliver content across multiple platforms and devices
Exhibit your final year’s work at the Confetti Degree Show and be eligible for a paid internship

On this course, you'll study at our dedicated film & TV hub - Space2;

Industry-standard broadcast cameras
A 25 seat media production lab running Avid and Adobe Creative Cloud
A 25 seat screening room with Dolby Atmos audio facilities
A 37m2 Green Screen VFX studio with VFX infinity curve screen
A 144m2 Television Studio space with broadcast standard digital video cameras and full lighting rig
Broadcast spec production gallery with 4k production facilities
Brand NEW television studio

Modules

Year 1

Audio-Visual Broadcast Technologies (20 Credit Points)

This module will help develop your technical skills in the key areas of camera operation, audio acquisition and lighting. You’ll learn the scientific principles that underpin television production technology, whilst acquiring the necessary skills needed to produce content.

Television Studio Technology (20 Credit Points)

You’ll learn the technology, principles and workflow required to operate and maintain a range of equipment in a television studio whilst working to the correct health and safety regulations. You’ll take on a range of production roles and gain a broad understanding of the TV studio environment.

Television Studio Project Management (20 Credit Points)

You’ll write and break down the technical requirements of a script, learning about the different stages of project management in preparation for studio recording – including risk assessment, kit specifications, crewing, budgeting and scheduling. You’ll learn to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the health and safety regulations that govern the television industry, and in particular, television studio production.

Post-Production Technology for Television (40 Credit Points)

This module explores the changes in television post-production workflow. Advances in television post-production technology have seen a shift from linear tape-based editing to digital editing. You’ll learn to operate the industry-standard audio and video post-production software used to create, manipulate, and distribute content for television in both offline and online environments.

The History of Broadcast Technology (20 Credit Points)

You’ll learn to compare broadcast technologies past and present, developing your understanding of how history has shaped the way TV content is produced. You’ll assess the impact technology has had, and continues to have, on the changes in television production, distribution and viewing habits.

Year 2

Advanced Broadcast Technologies (20 Credit Points)

As digital consumption begins to dominate, the technical requirements for producing content for television have become even more complex. Within this module, you’ll examine the engineering capabilities of specialist equipment and operate a range of specialist camera equipment in order to shoot more complex sequences.

Industry Practice (20 Credit Points)

During this module you will undertake appropriate self-directed projects, working collaboratively on creative work, allowing you to directly apply the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme in the context of the workplace. This module aims to develop your overall professionalism and provide you with the knowledge and resources to begin a career in the creative industries.

Advanced Post-production Technology for TV (40 Credit Points)

Digital technology means there are more ways to watch, influence and interact with TV content. Content producers are increasingly synchronising television programmes with second-screen content to further enhance the viewing experience. You’ll learn to prepare and distribute audio-visual content via a variety of different platforms.

Documentary Development (20 Credit Points)

Working under the guidance of an industry partner, you’ll undertake the pre production of your own documentary, including researching relevant markets and film festivals to help inform its development. You’ll be expected to make appropriate judgments in the planning process and demonstrate the ability to problem-solve.

Documentary Production (20 Credit Points)

During this module, you’ll apply the skills of both journalist and film-maker in the production of your own television documentary. You’ll focus on the important legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks that govern this genre to produce a documentary that meets broadcast standards.

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
£13,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Confetti Institute of Creative Technology

Department:

School of Confetti

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.

72%
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

79%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Customer service occupations
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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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