Gain specialist technical, production and writing skills for a career in the fast-paced, ever-evolving television industry, with our BA (Hons) Television Production course.
Our BA (Hons) Television Production course has a specific focus on the television Industry. In the UK, the industry has proved to be resilient and as it bounces back post-COVID, technically competent, creative professionals specialising in TV will be highly sought-after.
Study at ARU in Cambridge, and develop your technical and creative skills in our industry-standard facilities, which include a fully-equipped HD multi-camera TV studio.
With an increase in streamed content, on-demand services and UK exports – and with innovations always round the corner – TV is the place to be.
Television and its associated internet/streaming platforms are among our most dominant forms of media, producing vast amounts of entertainment, factual and journalistic content.
The emergence of streaming over the last ten years, and the way it has shaped and transformed our habits, makes this a fascinating time to address traditional and new modes of production and distribution.
As well as developing your technical skills, you’ll look at important issues around representation, identity, and ultimately a central critical question: what is television?
How do we define television in the digital age? What might future modes of production look like? How will the COVID-19 pandemic change the way we use television in the future? What is the relationship between traditional broadcasting and the streaming giants? Is the future of television the desktop productions of YouTube? What is the relationship between social media and television, and how does it shape debates and tastes?
As a Television Production student, you’ll work across modes of production from single-camera drama/documentary to fixed-camera studio-based content. You’ll also examine experimental and DIY approaches characteristic of online platforms.
Writing it also a central part of this course. TV programme writers are often referred to as ‘show runners’, and the writer has never been more influential in television drama. You’ll gain skills in adaptation, characterisation, narrative structures and genre conventions.
The impact of our Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, and Film & Screen Studies research achieved 'world-leading' in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
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As a student at ARU you’ll have use of facilities including:
Our experienced technical staff are on hand to offer full training.
You’ll benefit from extra-curricular events such as:
We'll also support you to take part in filmmaking initiatives such as 60 Second Shakespeare and the Kodak 16mm Commercials Competition; and take on smaller film jobs to gain valuable work experience.
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By studying BA (Hons) Television Production, you’ll learn highly valued specialist skills that are invaluable as you launch a career in television – a highly competitive but growing and diverse creative industry.
As well as developing your creativity and technical competence, you'll also build transferable skills such as research, teamwork, communication, problem solving, resourcefulness, and risk management.
Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters degree, such as our MA Film and Television Production. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
You will need to dedicate time outside of your course to develop your employability, through placements, internships or volunteering or through our partner scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). You can evidence this experience on your CV and talk about it in interviews to give you that all important edge.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
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