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.
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.
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: