Television and Broadcasting with Business Communication
Direct, present and produce in our TV studios
Why take this course?
This degree is ideal if you are looking for a career in television and radio broadcasting, an exciting area of study that is moving fast and changing every day.
This course supports international students wishing to develop a career in one of the most exciting sectors, the television industry. The course is aimed at highly motivated and enthusiastic students who are prepared to work hard to achieve success in this industry. The course is very practical with video editing, TV studio work and live broadcasting, and will give you an excellent grounding in all aspects of the television industry. It will provide excellent insight into some of the new technologies available, and will also give you a range of employability skills including showreel development and English language skills specifically focussed on business communication within the creative and cultural industries.
Job applicants with strong business and English language skills are increasingly sought as English continues to be a world language for business and the creative and cultural industries. This course allows you to study television and broadcasting through the medium of English in an English-speaking environment, and to equip yourself for this world.
This degree programme is for non-native speakers of English only.
What will I experience?
On this course you can:
- Use our purpose made TV studios to produce weekly live TV and produce, direct, film and edit TV programmes for broadcast
- Apply the latest industry practices to your work
- Benefit from our links with BSkyB, Talkback, RAW, Envy and the BBC, and become an Avid Certified User
What opportunities might it lead to?
Our course specialises in a multi-skilled approach, much favoured by the TV and video industry itself. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the many roles required to maintain a broadcast television channel, and there are opportunities to operate and explore many of the roles required for TV production.
With excellent television and broadcasting skills and strong business and English language skills, graduates should be well placed to work across a wide range of roles across the TV and broadcast industries, from producing corporate videos to working in a live studio in a variety of roles.
We are accredited with Avid to offer a certified user editing course (The Avid MC101) that is industry recognised and respected.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
- broadcasting and television transmission
- TV studio production
- presenting and writing
It provides you with a variety of skills and gives you a great insight into the television industry.
Daniel Thomson, BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting student 2013
Find out more and register your interest
- UCAS Course Code:
- 3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement
- 2017 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- The UCAS tariff for 2017 entry has changed. See how this affects your tariff score A LEVELS
112 points or equivalent or successful completion of 1 year university study. See full entry requirements
We accept UCAS points from other qualifications. See full details and English Language qualifications
This course is open to International and EU applicants whose first language is not English
2017/18 entry: full time: £9,250 p/a*
2017/18 entry: full time: £11,600 p/a*
*Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
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- Programme specification
Structure & Teaching
You will begin to develop the key elements you will need to run a TV channel, as well as be introduced to video production hardware.
Core units in this year include:
- Film and Video Editing
- Introduction to Graphics
- Production Practices
- General Language (Grade 4)
- Television Skills
- Multimedia language
We also offer a particular unit that will help develop your CV and future contacts in the TV industry.
During your second year you will focus on more advanced, professional video production, business issues and post-production editing techniques.
Core units in this year include:
- General Language (Grade 5)
- Workflow and Post-Production
- TV Live Production
- Radio and Video for Web
- TV Client- LED Video
- Business Communication
This year will give you the chance to showcase your practical skills. This includes the production of weekly live television content, alongside your final-year project.
Core units in this year include:
- Television Broadcast
- Business Communication
- General Language (Grade 6)
Options include: Final Year Project or Television Transmissions and Documentary Film Making
Between the second and third years of study you will have the option to undertake a work placement year. There are two exciting options for the placement year:
- Professional/industrial placements – work for a company or organisation on a professional placement year
We offer a range of salaried professional placements as part of your degree. You can gain invaluable work experience to help you prepare for your graduate employment. The University can provide you with advice on how to secure a work placement that matches both the needs of your degree and your future career plans, as well as giving you useful links and contacts.
- Self-employed placement year – set up and run a business on your own or as a group
Interested in running your own business instead? We also offer students the chance to start-up and run their own company for a year as an alternative to the traditional work-based placement. Students who choose this option often start-up their companies with fellow, like-minded students, working together, as a bona fide operation, in an attempt to build a successful venture. The Faculty and University provide mentoring and support throughout the year.
To find out more visit our Employability and Enterprise page.
Teaching and Assessment
You will experience a variety of teaching through lectures, seminars, hands-on workshops, group discussions and presentations.
However, independent study and self-motivation is also an essential part of your studies. We encourage you to read from our numerous resources, take out University kit or use computer workstations in your own time to enhance your learning.
How are you assessed?
Due to the practical nature of this course, assessment is extremely varied and includes:
- essay and report writing
- sound and video artefacts
- journal writing
- written exams
- practical exams emulating real-world practice
- oral presentations
My course is dedicated to providing essential TV industry skills. The course is very hands-on and unique because it runs an actual TV channel, with weekly live TV shows. Our absolute focus is TV and broadcasting, and we are very successful in getting graduates into employment within the TV industry.
Facilities & Features
You will have access to our purpose-built TV studios that allow the production of all types of television work. You'll use professional cameras (Sony EX1 and EX3), sound mixing kit, the Newtek Tricaster system and a TV Broadcast Server (Capital Networks – Audience.TV). All this equipment enables you to get loads of practical experience and ensures you are working to an industry standard.
Take part in your very own TV show or produce a broadcast-quality documentary. Use our CCI TV channel to develop your skills and share your potential with others. TV has no boundaries and you will be able to easily promote yourself via the work you are producing.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
CCI TV is a weekly magazine show that goes out live every week at 12 o’clock, all around the campus; so it allows students to see us on the TV, broadcasting their work and broadcasting our own work, and it gets other students really excited that there is a show about them and about the University.
Hayley Rutter, BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting student 2013
Budgeting for your studies
There are extra costs associated with studying, which you will need to consider when planning your expenditure.
If you wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow from the University Library, the average price is £50-£60. You may be studying up to 6 units a year, each with a standard recommended text.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for costs of photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
Final year project:
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose to develop.
Other costs to consider
You may need to spend £50 - £100 each year on drawing and modelling materials, CDs, and DVDs. We also recommend that you acquire the most recent version of Avid accreditation text. This costs around £50 - £80.
For the optional Student Enterprise unit, there is a cost of approximately £20.
For the optional diving skills units: The Underwater Filming and Media unit is available if you have not dived before. It consists of a PADI Open Water course, combined with the Underwater Filming and Media course, and costs around £800 for tuition, transport and diving costs. The Underwater Filming and Media B unit is available if you already hold a PADI Open Water certificate (or equivalent). It consists of a further diving course (e.g. PADI Advanced Open Water), combined with the Underwater Filming and Media Course, and costs around £700 for tuition, transport and diving costs.
For one of the optional units you will need to have access to a digital camera.
Careers & Opportunities
This course is a great starting point for those who want to get into the television business. You will be well informed with current practice and have the key skills to jump straight into the industry.
Graduates from this course have been successful in finding work with these big names:
- Avid Technology
- Channel 4
- Dow Jones
Many graduates have also found great positions with independent production companies, while others have set up their own companies or have successful freelance careers.
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- production manager
- presentation scheduler
- film/video producer
Here at the CCI’s Creative Careers Centre we are committed to improving your employability. Whether it’s placements, self-employed placements, internships, short-term work experiences, freelancing opportunities and volunteering, we will help you find valuable and relevant work experience to complement your degree. The experienced team is always on hand to offer advice on everything from producing high-quality applications through to preparation for a company assessment day.
To make sure you take the right steps on your career path, we’re here to give you help, support and advice throughout your study. Even after you’ve graduated, we continue to give you support for up to five years.
Employers tell us that they want graduates to be able to demonstrate certain skills when they come out of university. Our courses take account of this. We make sure we prepare you for employment through work-related learning, projects, placements and working in simulated environments that are designed to prepare you for the working world.
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