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University for the Creative Arts

Television and Media Production

UCAS Code: P321

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Media production

Television production

Reading the news for television, directing and editing work you’ve written and filmed, working in front of and behind studio cameras – these are the core skills industry requires and that’s what we’ll develop with you on this course.

With an emphasis on engaging storytelling and the emergence of a strong visual language, our BA (Hons) Television & Media Production course at UCA Farnham focuses on growing your expertise in concept development.

Working across radio, television and online studio production in our extensive facilities which include our new purpose-built Film & Media Centre, you’ll develop the advanced production techniques needed to produce informed pieces for journalistic, documentary and fiction purposes.

You’ll develop skills in writing and visual storytelling for radio, television and online studio production, with an emphasis on fiction or drama-documentary content.

You’ll work alongside film and journalism students, encouraged to collaborate with your peers to develop creative projects.

There will be opportunities throughout the Television & Media Production degree for you to work on a number of live briefs, giving you the chance to experience a realistic simulation of a working studio atmosphere.

Our TV & Media Production course will allow you to develop practical and analytical skills which will enable you to identify and produce interesting and informed work in the form of either fictional or factual production for radio, television and the internet.

The content creation and media production skills that you learn on the course will be underpinned by media and cultural theories that engage with the modern world and the developments of future media.

You’ll understand how to disseminate your content across multiple platforms for television, radio, internet, mobile applications, social media and emerging media.

You’ll also develop your research skills in identifying sources for stories, learn and employ interview techniques to elicit engaging interviews and explore writing skills that will span across a range of television and journalistic forms and practices.

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Television Production - UCA Rochester

Modules

Year 1 is taught in conjunction with Journalism and Media Production students. You’ll be introduced to research techniques and how to create a factual story using sound and moving images that emotionally and visually engage the audience. You’ll also find out how to record and edit a radio package suitable for broadcast or podcasting and photography to accompany it. You will research, write and make an individual short moving image project of your choosing that tells a compelling story as a work of fiction or a factual piece. You’ll also learn to develop your own online presence, this platform becoming the home of your content that you produce and the blogs that you write. You will be introduced to the history and development of the media in order to develop your critical and analytical skills.

In Year 2, you’ll have the opportunity to work in the multi-camera television studio to remake a scene from a TV soap or comedy sitcom which will be filmed, recorded and edited live. You’ll also work in groups to make a fiction or drama documentary production on location. Additionally, you will elect to either develop your writing skills, or choose to specialise in a particular area of production as a director, producer, camera operator or editor. Your practical work will continue to be underpinned by the development of your theoretical knowledge and you’ll look at the cultural and social theories that inform debates around the media today.

In Year 3, you’ll have the opportunity to produce a substantial body of practical work. You’ll research and develop a treatment or proposal for a project of your choice – this might be for a feature script, or for a niche internet studio, a documentary or factual idea. You’ll work to realise your project on your own or in a group. Supporting your practical work will be the professional planning unit which helps to prepare you to work as a television or media professional. You’ll also undertake a major piece of research and writing with your dissertation where you can look in depth at an issue or theoretical concern.

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
£16,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Farnham

Department:

Media and Digital

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.

76%
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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

82%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
6%
Design occupations
6%
Other elementary services 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.

Media 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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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.

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.

£15k

£15k

£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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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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