You will learn a host of skills that can be applied to a variety of television genres including cameras, lighting and sound. The course is taught through a mix of practice and theory-based learning that includes lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and self-directed study and is led by industry experts who are often working in production and broadcast.
The production pathway is designed for those who want to make innovative television programming using a variety of distribution platforms, including social media.
The operations pathway will teach you about varied production techniques and digital operations, including the use of media asset management systems.
Out of Season The Norfolk Broads
A charming documentary shot in the Norfolk Broads made by final year students for their Portfolio projects
Glory to Tutova
This was a short film made for a presentation/pitch to
Jody Smith, Entertainment Multiplatform Commissioner, Channel 4 Television as part of 2nd year work for the unit “Audiences, Screens & Platforms” (2015).
It is a suggestion for an Interactive Reality Game show on Channel 4.
For this course students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design.
We also welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through the submission of a relevant portfolio showing their skills, abilities and suitability to the course.
When assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements we may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
Read our interview and portfolio advice.
What your course will look like
You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including presentations, group projects and pitches.
You will build basic knowledge in traditional methods of broadcasting. Alongside this, you will learn about the television industry and develop an awareness of multi-platform delivery. You will cover studio drama techniques and both location and studio factual genres.
You will apply the production skills and techniques gained in the first year with an emphasis on interactive audience behaviours and engagement. At the same time, you will continue to develop your own ideas and entrepreneurial skills.
You will complete a live external brief and make a portfolio of self-initiated projects. This will help you to bring together a showreel of work to highlight your skills to industry. We ask you to show your contextual studies research in a long form dissertation.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Moving Image.