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Please call our Clearing Hotline on 0113 283 7123 for more information.

The television industry has changed beyond recognition over the past decade. Fuelled by the rapid developments in technology and the changing ways that audiences interact with television there has never been a more exciting time to pursue a career in this vibrant industry. Join us in our fully equipped television studios, which include full autocue, graphics, Electronic News Production S​ystem (ENPS) and network capabilities. You can also enjoy the experience of being taught by award-winning industry professionals and leading academics from the field.

 


Course Benefits

  • You will use industry standard equipment to learn your trade.
  • Develop the practical skills in television production that are demanded by employers today.
  • You will get opportunities to work with professional organisations via Trinity Vision.
  • Our TV industry work placements will give you the chance to make professional contacts.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

Enjoy the small group work environment and close peer-to-peer learning that larger institutions cannot offer. Learn the key skills of entrepreneurship and employability that this highly competitive industry demands. Be empowered with the confidence to set up your own independent production company or work as a freelancer.

When you study Television Production at Leeds Trinity University, you will get hands-on practical experience in editing, sound, lighting, camerawork, directing and presenting which will allow you to work in television across a range of genres.

Most of all, you will forge close links with employers and build a professional, quality portfolio of work over three years that will help you compete successfully for a graduate job in the television industry.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

​On this course you will study a range of modules which will build your knowledge of television production and the wider media world. 

You will also develop key skills that will enable you to succeed in a range of career roles. 

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • MFC4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • MFC4012 - Professional Development and Placement - Media, Film and Culture 1
  • MFC4022 - Analysing Media and Culture
  • MFC4062 - Introduction to Television
  • MFC4262 - Introduction to Television (Practical)
  • MFC4272 - Writing for Television
  • MFC4391 - Introduction to TV Research
  • MFC4401 - Audio Production

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • MFC5012 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • MFC5022 - Media, Culture, Society
  • MFC5032 - Researching, Media, Film and Culture
  • MFC5042 - Script to Screen
  • MFC5052 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC5062 - Digital Effects
  • MFC5102 - Screening Performance
  • MFC5112 - Understanding Disney
  • MFC5122 - Myths, Meaning and Movies
  • MFC5132 - Television Genres
  • MFC5202 - Documentary: Theory and Practice
  • MFC5572 - Digital Narratives
  • MFC5582 - Online Community Management
  • MFC5624 - Creative Development (Studio and Location)
  • MFC5632 - Negotiated Study Module
  • SOC5052 - Politics, Culture and Everyday Life

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • MFC6022 - Creative Media
  • MFC6044 - Advanced Documentary Production
  • MFC6092 - Contemporary Cultural Issues
  • MFC6102 - Mapping the Audio-Visual Landscape
  • MFC6162 - Film and Television Adaptation
  • MFC6202 - Contemporary Cult Television
  • MFC6234 - Media, Film & Culture Research A
  • MFC6322 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • MFC6404 - Advanced Short Film Production
  • MFC6412 - Live TV
  • MFC6462 - Television Production Portfolio
  • MFC6602 - Negotiated Study

Learning and Teaching

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At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here

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The modules on this programme are delivered in a variety of ways: some through a combination of lectures and small group tutorials; some through workshops; some through practical hands-on production sessions; and some, particularly at Level 6, through initial lectures and then individual research or production supervision sessions.

On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules, which feature six-week professional work placements in the summer term of Level 4 and the spring term of Level 5. These are supported by periods of preparation and up-skilling before the placements. We believe the placement experience is vital for students in terms of employer engagement and aiding understanding of the media industries. We also understand that students might consider their own business start-up and therefore offer a module in entrepreneurship and creativity at Level 6.

At Level 6 all students will undertake a Television Research module and a Television Production module. These provide extended opportunities to display the knowledge and skills developed on the programme in terms of thinking, researching and writing about television and also producing a high-quality piece of production work. The ability of our students to be successful in both areas is what we believe to be both distinctive about and fundamental to the educational impact of this programme.

All students are encouraged to develop professional skills and links with employers throughout their degree and offered the opportunity to get involved with production projects which can be campus-based or involve liaising with external clients. This allows students to build up their skills, CV and portfolio in preparation for competing in the jobs marketplace. Students also have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials both on and off campus.


Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

Students are assessed by a variety of methods including short and long essays, reports, log books, individual and group presentation, peer and practical assignments.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Please call our Clearing Hotline on 0113 283 7123 for more information.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language.


We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@​leedstrinity.ac.uk​​

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

David Dodd

​​​​I'm David Dodd and I'm the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Television P​roduction. I've worked in Higher Education for over 20 years and teaching her​e since 2004.​

My teaching responsibilities are centred upon the history of broadcasting, television genres, audiences, and the global market. 

​My research interests are currently food programming, Scandinavian crime drama, and teaching quality within Higher Education. 

I'm also the Admissions tutor for Media and lead for Learning and Teaching within the department.​​​​​​

Academic staff profiles

The BA (Hons) Television Production course offers students an exciting opportunity to learn the skills, craft and creativity needed to work in this specialist field.

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My placement was a rewarding experience due to the variety of tasks I was involved with throughout my time at Redroad FM.

Cameron Rouse

BA (Hons) Television Production

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

You will graduate ready to work in a broad range of television roles, including general production, writing, camera and research roles associated with television organisations, freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities. Recent graduates have been successful in securing positions within the BBC, ITV, Sky and a number of independent production companies.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA MarketingMA Journalism and PGCE courseswhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity. 

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 

 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes. 
 
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of youruniversity life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds. 

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Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
 
You'll be spoilt for choice when you arrive in Leeds, so we've put together a helpful guide to get you started. 
What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.

Television Production Unistats
For some of the Unistats in the box to your right, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from our other related programmes.  This is because we keep our programme sizes low at Leeds Trinity to create a better learning experience, which means there aren’t enough responses for Television Production alone to be represented in the Unistats data.

This lack of published data within Unistats for this programme at Leeds Trinity doesn’t reflect the quality of the programme – it just reflects the smaller, more personalised learning experience which Leeds Trinity is famed for! If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or on 0113 283 7150.

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95% of our Television Production students are satisfied with their personal development (NSS 2016).

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95% of our Television Production students agree that the course has helped them to present themselves with confidence (NSS 2016).

Graduate Jobs​

Thousands of graduate jobs are created in Leeds every year

​​Glowing reviews​

WhatUni also ranked us 28th out of all 113 UK universities in 2015, thanks to glowing reviews from our very own students

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