Learn cutting-edge production techniques using the latest technologies on our MediaCityUK campus
Combine elective modules to suit your specialism
Collaborate with the broadcast industry through live-industry briefs and media projects
Based at MediaCityUK
International students can apply
This course will equip you with innovative creative skills in the exciting field of TV Drama Production.
During your time with us, you will learn specialist production crafts and gain a detailed knowledge of the fiction form.
You will receive informed, professional guidance throughout the course. To unlock your full creative potential, you will also collaborate with other students on production projects and team-up to form production teams.
The teaching of this course is comprised of seminars, workshops in storytelling and production practice, study of broadcast and editorial guidelines, independent research, collaborative project work and film screenings.
The aim is to support your learning with an effective blend of theory and creative practice, and to encourage ownership of your learning through self-directed projects.
Methods of assessment depend on the module and elective pathway you are taking. They include:
Creative projects portfolios and productions
Each module has its own assessment package and this is structured appropriately to reflect the module content. Practical-based modules are assessed by project and a reflective critical evaluation.
Past students have gone on to senior producing and commissioning jobs within television, while others now work as researchers, directors, producers, camera operators, editors and sound designers. The course has strong links with leading media organisations, including ITV, Channel 4, the BBC and the independent production sector.
LINKS WITH INDUSTRY
To develop your skills and employability, there are opportunities on our Media Production courses to work on live briefs and gain valuable work experience. Previous students have worked with:
BBC Natural History Unit
Nine Lives Media production company
Sumners Post Production Facility House
BBC Fast Train, BBC Academy, BBC Red Nose Day and BBC Turn Up the Talent
Sheffield Documentary Festival, Salford Media Festival, One World Media Festival
The following prominent speakers have delivered guest lectures:
Sir David Attenborough
Joe Godwin (Director of BBC Childrens)
Steve Hewlett (Media commentator / Guardian Columnist)