You'll study a mix of very practical, get-your-hands-dirty modules, including Introduction to TV Research, which will outline the wide-ranging role played by a TV Researcher, often a graduate's first job in the industry.
You'll be taught how to operate industry-standard cameras, sound recording and lighting equipment, in studio and on location – and you'll also be given an introduction to Premiere Pro, the software of choice for many professional editors.
In Introduction to Television (Theory), you'll be given an excellent grounding in the history and theories underpinning modern TV, including an exploration of TV genres, platforms and audiences.
Towards the end of your first year, you'll use your newly-acquired skills – and test your ability to work within a team – in a challenging live TV broadcast exercise.
And after receiving training and support in the skills and personal strengths needed in a competitive industry, you'll get your first taste of the creative media industry, with a five-week work placement.
This year, you'll build stronger research and production skills further in a number of key modules, making you better equipped to devise new ideas, to find and "cast" memorable contributors and to discover imaginative ways of telling their stories in film.
In our high-spec TV studio, you'll learn new ways to use cameras, sound, lighting, autocue and vision-mixing equipment and will produce two live shows. You'll also explore all aspects of filming on location – from initial research and logistical planning to filming and editing – culminating in your own short film.
In TV Genres, you'll begin to grasp the astonishing variety of global TV shows, channels and platforms, including a detailed examination of TV drama from the BBC to HBO and Netflix.
You'll create a personal pathway for your own special TV interests, by selecting an optional module in documentary, drama, online content or digital effects. And you'll further develop your range of contacts with a six-week work placement.
You'll now have a much clearer idea where your personal TV-related skills, interests and passions lie – and you'll be able to build on this by selecting a specialised module – like advanced documentary, short film or transmedia production – from a range of options.
You'll continue to enhance your research and production skills and will use them to create a final-year project in an agreed format (like a film, a studio-based programme or a YouTube channel). As part of TV Production Portfolio, you'll also seek a commission from a real-world client to produce a short corporate film.
You may also like to work closely with one of the region's successful production companies, by studying a specific editorial or technical aspect of broadcast work in the Professional Learning Through Work module.