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University for the Creative Arts

Television Production

UCAS Code: P311

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

Entry requirements


112 new UCAS points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject area.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

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112
67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Television production

Taught at Maidstone Television Studios and UCA Rochester, this practical course offers you the unique opportunity to study television and film production in one of the UK’s leading TV studios.

By honing your skills in a professional environment you’ll have the chance to contribute to the high-profile TV shows made at Maidstone Studios, as well as network with leading industry professionals.

This course is taught by television and film production professionals with extensive industry experience, and offers a wide range of exciting projects, visiting lecturers and work placement units to help you forge vital connections and gain a deeper insight into the industry.

With the latest high-calibre equipment and facilities, you’ll have access to the latest 4K cameras, steadicams, Canon’s pro range of cameras, green screens, lighting, sound recording kits and software such as Final Draft, Adobe and Pro-Tools.

You’ll learn advanced filmmaking techniques and cultivate a strong knowledge base that covers every aspect of moving image production, including script writing, directing, producing, sound design, camera work, editing and commissioning.

Our film production and photography courses are ranked seventh in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.

Similar courses that we offer:

Television and Media Production - UCA Farnham

Modules

In Year 1 you'll be introduced to the key creative skill of conceiving, developing and writing a professionally formatted screenplay, and then producing a short film from the script. You'll explore the key production role of the director and be introduced to highly sophisticated documentary production skills. You'll also look at key theoretical concepts and ideas, allowing you to engage with academic research, critical debate and writing. In Year 2 you'll explore current affairs and journalism through the production of an original news programme for a dedicated platform. You'll also explore experimental and adaptive content creation and production skills through the researching, planning and execution of a short film. You'll also work with your year group to produce a live studio production. In Year 3 you'll focus on your chosen production role and produce a detailed pre-production package for your major project, and you'll produce your dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£12,350
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Rochester

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.

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

82%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D
320

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
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Design occupations
6%
Childcare and related personal 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.

Creative arts and design

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

£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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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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