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  • Duration:

    One year Full Time, Two years Part Time

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September 2018

  • Award Type:

    MA

Why study this programme?

If you want to create broadcast content for live clients, work in our multi-camera JAMES integrated learning centre, gain broadcast credit while studying and experience the broadcast industry, look no further. 

UCLan graduates work for ITV, BBC, MUTV, ADI and Televideo. The Media Factory Preston is complete with 120 square meter broadcast TV studio, production gallery and applications room. 115 square metre chroma-key infinity stage, 8 camera, multi-sensor motion capture suite, external drama set including: pub, flats and corner shop, a 360 emotional intelligence facility across 3 rooms, external production gallery and simulation offices. The course provides an output for specialist interests including Sports Television, Live Event and Drama Production. This course focusses on the individual learner and aims to enable and enhance the programme makers of the future; honing creative flair and developing multi-skilled content production and development.   

Entry Requirements

2:2 (hons) degree

Programme at a Glance

Full Time

180 credits as follows:

Year 1

  • TE4001  Production Skills (60)
  • TE4002  Group Project (60)
  • TE4003  Final Project (60)

Part Time

Year 1

  • TE4001  Production Skills
  • TE4002  Group Project

Year 2

  • TE4002  Group Project Continued
  • TE4003  Final Project

Postgraduate Visits

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Further Information

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Create broadcast content for a live client from week one.
  • Utilise our in-house JAMES accredited facilities.
  • Gain essential and invaluable broadcast credit from the start of the course.
  • 24 hour broadcast TV station on campus.
  • Students are given placement opportunities in a range of broadcast realms.
  • Students go on to work for ITV, BBC, MUTV, ADI and Televideo.
  • Exceptional links to major broadcasters including BBC and ITV.
  • Provides output for specialist interests including Sports Television, Live Event and Drama Production through our customisable study options.
  • UCLan MA Television Production focusses on the individual learner and aims to enable and enhance the programme makers of the future; honing a creative flair and developing multi-skilled content production and development.
     


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OPPORTUNITIES

The course offers learners the opportunity to create broadcast content for a live client from week one. Utilising our in-house facilities, learners work to gain essential and invaluable broadcast credit from the start of their course. Our students are given placement opportunities in a range of broadcast realms and students go on to work for ITV, BBC, MUTV, ADI and Televideo. With exceptional links to major broadcasters and staff with decades of relevant broadcast experience, the MA in Television Production is delivered from our JAMES integrated learning centre, at the Media Factory in the heart of Preston.

Facilities at the Media Factory include: 120 square meter broadcast TV studio with production gallery and managed application space, 115 square metres chroma-key infinity stage, 8 camera, multi-sensor motion capture suite. Along with this we have a recently-installed external drama set including pub, flats and corner shop, (new for 2018) emotional intelligence facility across 3 rooms including 360 remote audio and video monitoring, external production gallery and simulation offices. To finish your production we have Adobe Creative Cloud supported, networked post-production facilities across 5 sites.  Finally we have 7 audio recording facilities including recording studios and Neve digital sound suites for finishing and dubbing. The Media Factory offers a collaborative environment for film makers, musicians and performers to work alongside the Television Producers of the future.

The course provides an output for specialist interests including Sports Television, Live Event and Drama Production through our customisable study options. UCLan MA Television Production focusses on the individual learner and aims to enable and enhance the programme makers of the future; honing a creative flair and developing multi-skilled content production and development.     

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2019/20

Full-time: £6,700 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,270 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

We have links to:

  • That’s TV
  • Frontrunner TV
  • ITV
  • BBC
  • The Sikh Channel

Course team includes industry practitioners, guest lectures and workshops form a strong aspect of delivery.

The course bridges the gap between academia, practical skills development and industry.  Focussing on shortages in industry skills shortages, in both Production Management and Studio Engineering.

cJAM: Media

Final year undergraduate and postgraduate media students have the opportunity to get involved in our annual cJAM employability event. cJAM shakes-up the traditional career fair format and gives UCLan students face-to-face time with up to 30 successful industry professionals all of whom have come to the event with the offer of valuable work placement opportunities. The cJAM event format consists of four main components:

  • Students hear from keynote industry speakers who share their personal career journey and how they got to where they are now.
  • The industry Q&A session allows students to ask questions to gain further advice and insight.
  • Informal networking opportunities during the breaks and lunch.
  • The key element of cJAM is the giant speed pitching session. The students have eight minutes one-to-one time to pitch to selected industry guests to try and win a placement. Students can choose to pitch an idea, their reasons for wanting a placement with that particular company or to showcase their enthusiasm, skills and talent. Immediately following the pitching session, placements are decided on and the event closes with all the winning students being presented with their placement awards.

In 2018, there were four cJAM events and a total of 320 placements were awarded. All of which enabled our students to establish credible links in line with their career aspirations. To find out more about cJAM: Media, see the video and press release.

Professional Accreditation

MA in Television Production is delivered from our James integrated learning centre, at the Media Factory in the heart of Preston.

Learning Environment and Assessment

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