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

Don’t just study TV…be part of it and create the future

BA (Hons) TV Production Top Up Awarding body

Your Programme

About the BA (Hons) TV Production Top Up programme

On this 1-year Top Up programme you’ll design and create your own fictional or factual productions, making use of both TV studios and location filming, giving you a solid understanding in practical professional productions.

As part of the course you’ll develop your own ideas to produce a final project that will showcase your developing professional skills. You will also develop your academic skills through the development of a final written study that will allow you to expand your theoretical knowledge.

Once you’ve successfully completed the 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.

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.

This allows students who are currently studying the FdA TV Production to raise their achievement level, and also helps students focus on achieving a higher degree level upon completion of the course. Students from outside of the institute will be individually assessed on their skills, aptitude and suitability for the course through an interview. Students from outside of the institute will be supported through optional one to one support from the Academic Achievement Coach, as well as extra pastoral support from the internal Success Coach to ensure that they are supported through every step of their journey within the course.

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
  • Professional Practice in TV Industry
  • Final Written Study
  • Final Major Project Production

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your 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 happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.  We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer.  We are currently reviewing this programme and some elements of the published programmes may need to change in order for students to achieve.  We will advise you of these changes once they are completed.

On this course you will be taught by industry professionals throughout the degree programme. Taking ownership of your own projects at this level you collaborate with the tutors to complete your projects setting your own targets throughout to successful completion.

Programme Benefits

100% practical assessments over the two years – NO EXAMS

As part of the degree, students are able to become members of the Royal Television Society (RTS). This entitles you to a range of benefits including extra industry workshops and specialist lectures.

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

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

What next?

There are a number of employment opportunities available to graduates for example Runner, Production Assistant, Camera Operator, Editor, Edit Assistant, Researcher, Assistant Director or Producer

Whilst there are no postgraduate programmes available at University Centre Grimsby, there are master’s programmes available regionally and nationally should a graduate wish to pursue further education opportunities.