This unique course delivers the skills needed to design and make fact-based television programming. You’ll learn how to translate your ideas into practical, advanced programming and learn about pitching, budgeting and how to establish your own production company. From travel, history, art and literature, to science, current affairs, daily life and cookery – and much more besides – graduates of MA Television will be ready for careers in a range of roles in the television industry.
MA Television focuses on the hands-on experience of making television programmes. Working in teams, with access to LCC’s state-of-the-art multi-camera TV studio, students will produce a number of substantial TV shows from travel and history to art, literature, science and current affairs.
Students will learn the key skills needed to make effective programming covering areas such as format, narrative, scripting, working with actors, camera techniques, lighting, sound, and editing.
Other units of study will explore the nature of the TV industry, potential markets for your ideas and programmes, and setting and managing budgets.
Each course is divided into units, which are credit-rated. The minimum unit size is 20 credits. The MA course structure involves six units, totalling 180 credits.
Recruitment and admissions
We welcome applications from graduates of a good honours degree in a relevant subject such as either film, television or related media subject. We will also consider graduates of a good honours degree in any other subjects who can demonstrate a developed interest in, and knowledge of, current television practice and output. Such fields may include print journalism, photography, project management, business, general management and any other discipline or area which it is felt will bring a variety of experience and imagination to the course.
If you do not have the required qualifications, but do have professional experience, you may be eligible to gain credit for previous learning and experience through the Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) i.e. professional experience or a combination of courses and work experience. Applicants admitted through the APEL system will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and an aptitude for film, television or other moving-image production subjects.
Language requirements (International/EU)
All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol. IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills
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Last updated October 23, 2017