|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
Television and Radio
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Media
UCAS Code: W431
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9250 per year
International - £14,400
- Work in state-of-the-art facilities at MediaCityUK
- Collaborate on live industry projects with on-site media companies
- Learn cutting-edge production and technical skills from industry practitioners
- Based at MediaCityUK
- International students can apply
Due to the popularity of this programme, we have now closed student applications for the 2017 entry.
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The digital revolution that has swept through the media industry over the past decade has made learning about television and radio production more exciting than ever before.
On this course you will learn how to find stories, research ideas and write scripts. You will learn how to find and produce contributors and content for TV, radio and other media platforms. You will undertake a series of skills workshops in camera and editing, radio recording and editing, TV and radio studio production and multi-platform online skills.
You will produce your own films and radio packages in factual, fiction and entertainment formats and use these to create content for other media platforms. You can choose to specialise in either TV or radio production and will produce a series of documentary, drama and entertainment projects within your chosen media. Alongside this, contemporary media theory modules help you explore the social and political impact of the changes in media production.
Our unique location at the heart of MediaCityUK means you will be perfectly placed to tap into a network of leading media companies ranging from the BBC and ITV to experimental start-up companies. You will have many opportunities to get involved with media industry live briefs and engage with professional media practitioners across a number of initiatives, events and projects.
You will study three modules in each taught semester. In each semester you will do a Production module where you will create video and radio content, a Media Theory module where you will study the academic perspective of media, and a Creative Practice module where you will explore a particular aspect of media craft. This pattern is repeated through the three years, deepening and broadening your knowledge until the last taught semester of your final year, which is entirely devoted to your production of a piece of TV, radio or multi-platform content.
Your first year will focus on the basics of both television and radio production and how to create content for other digital formats. You will learn how to find stories, research ideas and write scripts. You will learn how to find and produce contributors and content for TV, radio and other media platforms. You will undertake a series of skills workshops in camera and editing, radio recording and editing, TV and radio studio production and multi-platform online skills. You will produce two films and two radio packages plus online content in practical seminar-based video and radio production modules. You will analyse the social and cultural impact of digital media and explore the interdependent role of the audience and the text through lectures and interactive seminars in contemporary media theory.
In the second year you will continue to produce more of your own films and radio packages in factual, fiction and entertainment formats and use these to create content for other media platforms. You can choose to specialise in either TV or radio production and will produce a series of documentary, drama and entertainment projects within your chosen media. These production modules are based around practical seminars and project supervision. You will also have the chance to specialise by choosing from modules which build your skills and interests in a particular area of media production, theory or technology. These range from web design to scriptwriting, to audio post production.and production management.
Semester 1 / Semester 2
In semester one students choose one theory and two practice based (production or creative practice) modules from the available module options and in semester two students choose one theory and one practice based option. All students complete a professional Practice core module in semester two alongside their option choices.
In the final year you will consolidate your learning in media theory, and have the opportunity to deepen your creativity in a specific area of media practice. You will be expected to apply your production skills on an industry project either through a work placement or by collaboration with one of our media partners. You will be given the time and expert support to make a television or radio project, with an accompanying multi-platform offering, which will then act as your calling card to potential future employers.
Semester 1 / Semester 2
In semester one of the third year students choose two practice based modules and one theory module from the available module options. In the second semester of the third year all students complete a Final Year TV or Radio Project.
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.