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Television and Broadcasting

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

We also accept other combinations equivalent to 112-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.

112-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 46-50.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4-H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM-DMM

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM-DMM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

112-120 Tariff points.

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112-120

112-120 points.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Television production

**Overview**
The UK's television and broadcasting industry is one of this country's greatest creative success stories. We produce groundbreaking, dynamic and truly creative content and formats that are sold around the world, generating jobs across the country.

Our ScreenSkills Select-accredited Television and Broadcasting degree course will teach you how to create a wide range of live television and factual programmes, develop media production skills through industry-level practice, and master the practical and business elements of TV production. Using professionally equipped TV and sound studios, you’ll produce and run content for multiple platforms, channels, and audiences, and get a taste of the broadcasting industry.

You'll become an all-purpose, media-savvy, and fully experienced broadcaster who fits the bill for everything the competitive television industry needs: from directing, camera and sound operation, to presenting, editing, and writing.

**Course highlights**

- Learn and practice live TV production skills by creating, organising and directing content for our live online weekly TV programme and external events in Portsmouth

- Gain valuable industry experience by taking an optional one-year placement – some of our students have interned with the biggest players in broadcasting, including Sky, Discovery UK and IMG

- Experience running a real TV channel by getting involved with our student-led TV channel, CCI TV – one of the first in-house university broadcasting channels in the UK

- Boost your practice and knowledge by attending specialist masterclasses and workshops on all areas of TV production

- Widen your broadcasting knowledge by taking specialist modules to support your area of interest

- Showcase your Avid and Adobe expertise to peers and potential employers by gaining Certified Avid Media Composer and Adobe - Creative Associate qualifications

- Enhance your employability by accessing training events, bursaries and scholarships – one of many advantages of a ScreenSkills Select accreditation

**Accredited by:**

This course is accredited by ScreenSkills Select, a professional body for the screen industry.

All ScreenSkills Select-accredited courses must show the highest level of quality and relevance to the industry. This ensures you'll learn the knowledge and skills relevant to your future career, and assures potential employers that your degree is relevant to the screen industry. This accreditation also gives you access to exclusive benefits such as employability training events, scholarships and bursaries.

The course is also accredited by Avid to offer a certified user editing course (The Avid MC101/MC110) that's recognised and respected in industry.

**Careers and opportunities**

This degree course can take you in many industry directions. After you've graduated, you can follow the path of our television and broadcasting graduates who've prospered in successful careers in broadcasting and television transmission, post-production, radio, and TV studio production.

Graduate roles

Many graduates have worked in varied roles, including:

- camera operator

- production assistant

- editor

- studio manager

- presentation scheduler

- junior/production coordinator

- film/video producer

- Graduate destinations

Our graduates have worked with big names such as:

- Sky

- BBC

- National Geographic

- Channel 4

- IMG

- Aurora Media Worldwide

- Lion TV

- Envy

Ongoing careers support

Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience. You can also venture into freelancing, or set up and run your own business with help from the University Startup Team.

Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.

Modules

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1
Core modules in this year include:
- Creative Storytelling
- Television Production Practices
- Editing for Film and Video
- Eportfolio for Film and Television
- Researching the Media

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
- Factual Media Production
- Television Pilot
- Television Format Live
- Workflow and Post-Production

Optional modules in this year include:
- Film, Media and Performance Study Exchange
- Film, Media and Communication Study Abroad - Full Year
- Film, Media and Communication Study Abroad - Half Year
- Broadcast Transmission
- Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice
- Factual Media Production
- Researching Genre
- Screen Media
- Sport and the Media
- Student Enterprise
- Professional Work Experience (short placement)
- Underwater Filming and Media (PADI Certification)
- CCI Placement Plus
- CCI Self Employed Placement - Full Year
- CCI Work Placement - Full Year
- External Live Brief

Placement year
On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
- Television Broadcasting
- Documentary Filmmaking
- Major Broadcast Project
- Professional Industry Skills
- Self Promotion

There are no optional modules in this year.

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through:

- essay and report writing
- sound and video artefacts
- blogging
- journal writing
- written exams
- practical exams emulating real-world practice

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

- Year 1 students: 17% by written exams, 40% by practical exams and 43% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 4% by written exams, 39% by practical exams and 57% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 8% by written exams, 35% by practical exams and 57% by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
med
Television production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
55%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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