Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This course examines the different ways in which broadcasting is organised around the world. It has a particular emphasis on the production techniques of British television, approaching them through a comparative international lens. Students study a major BBC drama series in depth (currently the Saturday evening series Casualty) from conception, through to scripting and production organisation. The course includes visits to the production base in Cardiff as well as crucial skills training in the industry'standard MovieMagic budget and schedule software.

Course Modules

Core course units: Structures of broadcasting; TV aesthetics; production study; production practice.

Course Additional Entry

UK upper 2nd class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Students with relevant professional or creative experience will also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores. Additional requirements: You are required to submit with your application form an essay in English of up to 2,000 words, entitled 'An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the broadcasting industry in my country.' We may also conduct a telephone or skype interview after receiving your application.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,550  Academic year. First year home fees