BA (Hons) TV Production Top Up

UCAS Code: G80 PP33 Credit Level: 6 Credit Value: 120 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: One year full time

It’s not just TV… Be part of the change and create the future

BA (Hons) TV Production Top Up Awarding body

Your Programme

About the BA (Hons) TV Production Top Up programme

Screen Yorkshire logoDo you want to craft the next Netflix original, develop the next major documentary, or create the next YouTube sensation?

This innovative 1-year top up course lets you experiment with new technology and techniques just as our viewing habits change, letting you create content that you want to see across a variety of platforms. Working with experienced industry professionals, your peers as well as with other creative courses, you will spend two years developing and crafting a practical professional portfolio that highlights your skills, giving you the chance to succeed in your future career.

The course is part of the Screen Yorkshire Connected Campus. This gives you access to a range of boot camps, masterclasses, and special events, including visits to current sets and studios, industry workshops, visiting speakers and reviews of project pitches.

With the North of England now becoming widely recognised as a hub for the creative media industries, we are uniquely placed with easy access to both Leeds and Manchester, meaning you benefit from a range of industry links.

If you want to be the next director, cinematographer, documentary filmmaker or you want to produce the next big budget streaming original, this is the course you need.

Entry Requirements

Students will be required to have successfully completed 240 credits from the first two years of study on a Foundation Degree programme, with a minimum average of 50% at level 5.

What you will learn

Level 6 (Honours Stage)

At this level students are expected to be self-led and set their own defined projects to produce at a professional level, readying them for industry.


  • Final Written Study Preparation
  • Final Major Project Pre-Production
  • Final Written Study
  • Final Major Project Production

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

On this 1-year top up programme you will take ownership of your projects and will be expected to have a proactive approach. You will work in collaboration with your producer to complete all projects.

Students should expect to be in classes two days a week, with the remainder of the time spent on their own assignments.

Programme Benefits

100% practical assessments over the two years – NO EXAMS!

Collaborate on live projects with experienced industry professionals and your peers in this exciting and fast-moving industry.

Have your work entered into the prestigious Royal Television Society Awards.

Become members of the Royal Television Society (RTS), entitling you to a range of benefits, including extra industry workshops and specialist lectures.

Create your own portfolio of work that will help you gain employment in the media industry, with real skills that employers are looking for.

Attend the international Aesthetica Short Film Festival and get the chance to watch a variety of short films as well as attend guest speaker programmes.

What next?

Once you’ve successfully completed the top up degree, you’ll have a clear understanding of the industry, relevant practical skills, as well as the academic understanding that will allow you to progress into employment in the media industry.

Past students have progressed into working across a variety of production companies (BBC, ITV, Channel 4), established their own successful media companies, as well as traveling the world working on commercials!