About the FdA TV Production programme
Don’t just study TV… be part of it.
As part of ESTV your work will be showcased through live briefs, drama and documentary productions.
On this course you won’t just study TV, be part of the process and create the future.
Standard entry requirement for the degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade ‘4’ in GCSE English.
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.
What you will learn
Year 1 (Level 4) – Certificate Stage
In your first year, you will build a solid base of practical skills and theory, that will help underpin all your studies.
Skills for Study and Employability
Introductory Skills in the Workplace
Introduction to TV Production
Motion Graphic Design
Content Creation with a Client
Year 2 (Level 5) – Foundation Degree Stage
In your second year, you will expand and test your skills to a higher standard, ensuring that you are ready to enter the industry.
Advanced Skills in the Workplace
Social and Digital Technologies
Advanced TV Production
TV Production Management
Television Drama Production
Marketing of the Self
Learning & Teaching Methods
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.
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.
100% practical assessments over the two years – NO EXAMS!
Taught by industry professionals with over 20 years of TV production experience between them.
Create your own portfolio of work that will help get you employed in the media industry, with real skills that employers are looking for.
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 for example Runner, Production Assistant, Camera Operator, Editor, Edit Assistant, Researcher, Assistant Director, 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.