Professional Broadcast Techniques (One year top-up)
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Media
UCAS Code: J980
Start Dates(s): September
One year. The course runs over 2 semesters of 15 weeks each.
UK - £9250 per year
International - £14,400
- Taught in state of the art facilities at MediaCityUK next to some of the leading broadcast companies in the country
- Enhance your technical broadcast skills by learning a mixture of production theory and practical course work
- Opportunities to study and produce work using a variety of media including digital video and audio on location
- Based at MediaCityUK
This is a one year top up course that enables students with suitable Higher National Diplomas or Foundation Degrees to develop their academic qualification into a BSc (Hons) degree.
Taught in state-of-the-arts facilities at MediaCityUK, this course gives you the opportunity to develop professional-level specialisms in broadcast TV.
With the option to pursue creative, technical or academic routes, you will learn how to shoot live events, develop your own video and audio acquisition and post production skills and may have the opportunity to work on a series of live production briefs with local industry clients.
You will also undertake a final project which may take the form of a team-led documentary, drama or magazine programme, or an individual piece of research, as well as attending a range of lectures addressing video, sound and lighting equipment, video, audio and streaming formats, compression, storage and display systems, and post production software.
You will be required to undertake a compulsory Final Project which may take the form of a team-led documentary, drama or studio programme, or an individual piece of research presented as a written report (8-10,000 words or equivalent).
Also compulsory is the Professional Broadcast Techniques lecture series, which addresses video, audio and streaming formats, as well as compression, transfer protocols, HDTV, IPTV, digital cinema, etc . Assessment will include a 2000 word report and exam.
The remaining half of the course is supported by a choice of 3 optional modules from a suite of seven.
You will commerce practical Video work with the Events module. You will learn to shoot events with multiple single cameras as well as acquire key skills in editing.This module is ideal for students who need to further develop professional team working and technical skills as well as those have had little to no previous experience shooting and editing video and are seeking fast track practice and support. Creating and sharing professional film crew paperwork is an important part of the module in which you will shoot and submit videos every fortnight in semester one.
PBT Honours Project Pre-Production and Planning is concerned with developing a fully detailed plan for the Final Honours Project. You will address personal development issues and choose a practical pathway or a written pathway.
You will be required to undertake a Final Honours Project which may take the form of a team-led documentary, drama or an individual piece of research presented as a written report (8-10,000 words or equivalent).
Media Techniques Theory addresses video, audio and streaming formats, as well as compression, HDTV, IPTV, digital cinema, etc . Assessment will include a 2000 word report and an exam.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.