Television Production

Course Introduction

Overview

In the fast-changing world of TV, the industry needs skilled graduates, with the knowledge and experience to make the next live TV hit, block buster series or award-winning documentary. At Middlesex we’re teaching the next generation of studio and location camera, sound and lighting technicians and editors, researchers, producers and directors.

Why study BA Television Production at Middlesex University?

One of the most practical and career-focused television degrees in the UK, our course has been developed in close consultation with the television industry.

As a Middlesex television student you can follow one of our two degree pathways, choosing the award you’ll leave university with and take into the industry. The BA Television Production (Technical Arts) allows you to specialise in a variety of technical operating roles, both within our superb multi-million pound state-of the–art Sony-built TV Studio as well as location environments. Specialist TV studio and location roles taught include, amongst others, Studio Director , Floor Manager, Gallery Production Assistant, Vision Mixer, Camera, Lighting, Sound, Editing and Vision Control.

Based in London, you will have access to some of the best work placement opportunities in the country. From your first weeks at Middlesex you'll be making programmes both in the studio and on location and in the final year you will make a graduation video - a documentary, fiction or entertainment show - the stepping stone to your career in television and the media industries.

You will acquire the skills and understanding during your degree to immediately begin a career in the creative and technical teams making some of the best TV drama, entertainment, documentary, advertising, web and corporate output today.

We’re accredited by Creative Skillset, so you know you’re getting what you need to work in TV. We also offer a variety of professional technical certifications including AVID, Adobe and Pro-Tools included within the degree.

Course highlights

All your tutors will be television professionals and specialists, and our visiting lecturers include directors, producers and broadcasters from C4, the BBC, ITV and the independent sector

The best graduate productions each year are screened at a top venue in London (The BFI on London’s Southbank in 2016) in front of industry professionals

You’ll remain in close contact with the industry throughout the course and will be tutored on how to join the television industry with networking and placement opportunities essential aspects of the degree

Our television students have won an RTS London Division award for 3 out of the last 4 years

Phil Poole, a TV production graduate, won Best Music Video at the NME Awards in 2017 - beating music videos for Beyonce and Kanye West

For the fourth year running our third year students have pitched their ideas at the BBC, this year at BBC White City

On this course, you will have the opportunity to apply for a Royal Television Society Bursary, for more information please visit our Scholarships page

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Year 1:

Television: Medium and Industry (30 credits) - Compulsory

Television: Texts and Contexts (30 credits) - Compulsory

Location Filming (30 credits) - Compulsory

Studio Production (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:

Television: Research and Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory

Television Drama (30 credits) - Optional

Television Documentary (30 credits) - Optional

Entertainment (30 credits) - Optional

Client-led Video (30 credits) - Optional

Camera, Lighting and Sound Technologies (30 credits) - Optional

Post Production Technologies (30 credits) - Optional

Year 3:

Television Today and Tomorrow (30 credits) - Compulsory

Career Portfolio (30 credits) - Compulsory

Major Project: Television Production (60 credits) - Compulsory

Start Date

10/2019

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components