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Factual programmes are at the heart of the UK television schedules, whether it’s The Great British Bake-Off, GP's Behind Closed Doors or Gogglebox.
If you want to learn from key industry figures – including commissioning editors and top producers – how mainstream factual programmes are developed, commissioned and produced today, then this year-long, part-time diploma is for you.
This part-time, evening course aims to give students the know-how and confidence to develop ideas for factual series and pitch them to commissioners.
The course is delivered in partnership with Discovery Networks International and ends with students given the opportunity to pitch an idea to their senior executives. One student pitched show will be ‘optioned’ securing £5,000 for further development with the support of
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Applicants will typically have some experience, if only at a junior level, in television and have the commitment to progress to a more senior role.
Applicants do not necessarily have to have a university Bachelors degree to apply for the course, but must be able to: demonstrate a knowledge of television; provide details of past achievements; demonstrate a clear focus for their future ambitions; and, crucially, show a passion for factual programming.
If you are not an EEA National, you must already be in possession of a UK visa valid for the duration of this course.
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