Television BA

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Television BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 15,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Falmouth University’s BA degree in Television is a unique opportunity to claim a degree from the same institution which has launched innovators, directors, researchers and writers within the television industry for decades. Noted director Toby Hayes, whom you may know from productions like Doctor Who, Sherlock, Mr Norrell and Jonathan Strange is an alumnus as well as a returning Fellow.

    You’ll learn not just academic theory and critique but also practical skills of all kinds. In addition to behind-the-camera work, you’ll explore craft skills and many related subjects. You’ll have access to a noted visiting speaker lecture series, a range of master classes and the opportunity to collaborate on a micro-budget feature film.

    In addition to classroom and studio learning, you’ll have access to live work projects and a range of working placements. You’ll also be able to attend guest lectures given by the likes of James Hawes, Ashley Bond, Phillippa Giles and many more.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Introduction to television practice
    • Producing television formats
    • Researching for television
    • Screenwriting for television
    • Television criticism & analysis: reading the screen
    • Television histories: industries & innovations

    Throughout the first year of the program you’ll learn about writing for the screen, researching for TV and how to produce original content.

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Concept development
    • Directing television drama
    • Scripted television: comedy & drama
    • Sports television
    • Television drama
    • Television realities
    • Television sales, distribution & marketing
    • Television’s new platforms & new audiences

    In the second year you’ll study different forms of television content. You’ll also develop a specific area of expertise. You’ll have opportunities to explore working placements and ERASMUS study abroad programs throughout year 2.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Critical development
    • Dissertation
    • Literature review
    • Professional development
    • Professional practice
    • Research practice

    Your final year will be spent both delivering a dissertation and working on a major practical project.

    Learning & Teaching

    Falmouth University’s BA in Television uses a wide range of different teaching techniques, appropriate to each module. In addition to learning theory and critical technique in the classroom, you’ll explore practical skills in the studio and with companies in the industry.  You’ll typically spend 2/3 of your learning time in guided independent study and 1/3 in a teaching environment. Assessment will be based on exam scores and coursework marks.

    Career Possiblities

    This degree is designed to prepare graduates to enter the television industries through a wide range of roles. These include television writing, industry research, content development, marketing and distribution, direction and production and more. Recent graduates have become Production assistants, Assistant Producers, Technical Operators, Production Coordinators, Camera Assistants, and Assistant Directors for such well-known productions as Game of Thrones, Silent Witness, Made in Chelsea and the Great British Bake Off.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 104 UCAS Tariff points, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An excellent IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no segment less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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