This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read more here     Accept
Find us +44 (0)113 2837100

Television Production

BA Honours

Find out more >

Television Production

BA Honours



    Year of entry: Sept 2019  Sept 2018 
  • Course Type: Full time (3 years)
  • Tariff Points:
  • Study Abroad:
  • Placements:
Apply with UCAS >

0330 058 4266 Call now for Clearing availability

More information >

Course Overview

The television industry has changed beyond recognition over the past decade. Fueled 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 System (ENPS) and network capabilities.

Why study with us

  • You will be taught by award-winning industry professionals and leading academics from the field.
  • Develop the practical skills in television production that are demanded by employers today.
  • You will get opportunities to work with professional organisations.
  • Our TV industry work placements will give you the chance to make professional contacts.
> <


of our Film and Television Studies students are satisfied that staff have made the subject interesting.

(National Student Survey 2018)


Leeds Trinity University is 2nd in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction, behind only the University of Leeds.

(Mainstream universities in National Student Survey 2018)


of our graduates are in work or further study, six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)


Our Media and Film courses are ranked in the top 20% of all UK universities.

(Guardian University Guide 2019)

Course Information

About this course >

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.

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.

Further Study
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. 

Modules >

Year 1

You will study a range of core modules that will cover a combination of practical and theoretical subjects related to your degree. These will include Analysing Media and Culture, which will explore subjects such as advertising, news and identity via a range of theoretical concepts.

Introduction to Television (Theory) will examine the history of broadcasting in the UK, the role of PSB, technological changes, and role of the audience and the genres of soap, sitcom and drama. Introduction to Television (Practical) will allow you to develop basic production skills. It will provide you with the knowledge to tackle a range of production jobs both in front of and behind the camera. Writing for Television will explore how scripts are created for a wide variety of programme genres. You will hear from industry professionals, and develop your own writing skills. You will also cover the wide-ranging and diverse role played by a researcher in contemporary television. Audio Production will introduce the basic concepts and practical skills required in recording and producing audio for film, television and podcast productio.

Year 2

You will study a combination of core and option modules, allowing you to create your own pathway by exploring some of the subjects from year one in further detail. Your main practical module will be Creative Development (Studio and Location). You will build a greater understanding of how to make the most of the studio environment and equipment, including cameras, lighting, sound, autocue and vision mixer. You will examine all aspects of filming on location, from pre-production research and ‘recces’ to the actual filming process. Television Genres provides a survey of the development and distinctiveness of television genres, and explores television drama in detail. Researching Media, Film and Culture introduces you to a range of approaches to research in the fields of media, film and culture, and to the processes involved in formulating a research proposal. Option modules include: Script to Screen; Documentary: Theory and Practice; Understanding Disney; Digital Narratives and Digital Effects.

Year 3

You will study two core modules. These are Media, Film and Culture Research A. You will apply specific research skills to an extended piece of independent work. The topic of which will reflect your personal interests. The second core module TV Production Portfolio also draws on previous experience. During this module you will undertake your own production from scratch, after securing a commission from an external client. You will have a greater choice of option modules in year three, which will include the following: Creative Media, Advanced Documentary and Advanced Short Film Production, Contemporary Cult TV, Contemporary Cultural Issues, Film and Television Adaptation, Mapping the Audio- Visual Landscape.​​

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

  • MFC4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • MFC4012 - Professional Development and Placement
  • 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, Power and Culture
  • MFC5032 - Researching, Media, Film and Culture
  • MFC5042 - Script to Screen
  • MFC5052 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC5062 - Digital Effects
  • MFC5112 - Understanding Disney
  • 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

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

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • JOU6002 - Advanced Radio Production
  • MFC6044 - Advanced Documentary Production
  • MFC6092 - Contemporary Cultural Issues
  • MFC6102 - Mapping the Audio-Visual Landscape
  • MFC6112 - European Cinema
  • MFC6162 - Film and Television Adaptation
  • MFC6182 - Science Fiction
  • MFC6202 - Contemporary Cult Television
  • MFC6234 - Media, Film & Culture Research A
  • MFC6242 - Negotiated Media Project
  • MFC6322 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • MFC6404 - Advanced Short Film Production
  • MFC6462 - Television Production Portfolio
  • MFC6564 - Transmedia Production

Learning and Teaching >

Year 1 – 17.4% of scheduled learning and teaching; 260 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 990 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 2 - 16.3% of scheduled learning and teaching; 223 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 907 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 3 – 9.6% of scheduled learning and teaching; 115 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,085 hours of independent teaching


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.


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.  

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.

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.


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 - 100% coursework

Year 2 - 100% coursework

Year 3 – 73.3% coursework; 26.7% practical exams

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.

Entry Requirements >

For our Clearing 2018 entry requirements please give us a call on 0330 058 4266

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.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. 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@​​​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

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 Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

Additional Costs
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.

Placement Opportunities

We have strong links with a number of key employers in the region and further afield. These include the BBC and YTV, independent production companies working in film, television and new media, Marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Leeds International Film Festival, and Media departments in schools and colleges.

We also boast our very own in-house professional production company, Trinity Vision. Trinity Vision works with local businesses and community organisations to develop video and media content, including promotional videos and idents. Clients of Trinity Vision include: The NHS, FisherKing Publications, Kirkstall Forge, Leeds City Council, Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France, Made In Leeds TV, Fettle Animation/BBC4 and Leeds Bradford Airport.

As a student at Leeds Trinity, you can apply for a professional work placement at Trinity Vision and gain experience in camera skills, editing and new media. It's a great way to get noticed by potential employers and many of our placement students have gone on to work for Trinity Vision and its external clients after graduation.

Graduate Opportunities

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.

Campus Life

What is Unistats?

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 or on 0113 283 7150.