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The FdA in TV Production has been uniquely developed to bridge the gap between academic studies and the entrepreneurial, technical and creative skills that the industry increasingly wants from graduates.
All course modules have been developed with employability in mind, and you will spend time working as part of the production staff with Estuary TV – the longest running local TV station in the UK. You will design and create title sequences for TV Programmes, spend time creating and producing your own programming, and ultimately work alongside actors producing a full length drama in the second year.
These ultimately allow you to develop a portfolio and the contacts that will help you directly access the industry on successful completion of the course.
Don’t just study TV… be part of it!
Standard entry requirement for the degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade ‘C’ in both GCSE Maths & English. This equates to MMP at Btec National Diploma level, grades CCD at ‘A’ Level, and on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design & Media) this is equal to a Merit.
However, in line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (an academic text and a practical task depending on their skill level) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
The aim of the programme is to give each member of the cohort the requisite skills to enter the television or film industry at the ‘lower’ levels (e.g. production assistant/ researcher/ runner), consistent with accepted routes of entry into the industry.
For those who wish to, there will be an optional ‘top up’ year (subject to validation), to extend your studies to an honours degree in TV Production.
2-year course working with industry professionals.
At the end of the 2nd year, using the contacts that you have developed over the 2 years, you could progress directly into the TV industry.
Access to broadcast standard equipment.
Work alongside Estuary TV (The longest running Local TV station in the UK). Your work will be seen by up to 400,000 viewers in the Humber and Lincolnshire region.
The course has been designed with employability in mind – you will be building a comprehensive portfolio of work, allowing you to develop both practical and academic skills at the same time.Increase your chances of employment by having the skills that the employers are asking for.
Students will be expected to attend two days a week, with a following day working on placement. They will also need time for self-directed study and assessment completion, which can be done at home or at university to suit individuals’ preferences.
All course modules have been developed with employability in mind, and you will spend time working as part of the production staff with Estuary TV – the longest running local TV station in the UK. Your work will form part of their programming, gaining you valuable experience of working in a busy production environment that is then broadcast via Freeview to over 400,000 homes.
Over the course of the 2 years you will develop entrepreneurial, technical and creative skills through working on live briefs, attending lectures, and producing your own content, thereby allowing you to develop a portfolio and the contacts that will help you directly access the industry on successful completion of the course.