BA (Hons) Television Production

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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.

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Industry-standard equipment

As a student at ARU you’ll have use of facilities including:

  • a fully-equipped HD multi-camera TV studio including multi-purpose scenic backdrops; lighting rig; professional-standard gallery; mixer; autocue
  • a film studio featuring overhead lighting, tracks, dollies, green screens, and flats
  • a full range of digital cameras including C100s and Sony FS5s leading up to industry-standard 4K Sony FS7s
  • location kit including Steadicam, jibs, location lighting, and sound-recording equipment
  • for editing and post-production, more than 30 editing suites and stations, plus a specialist colour grading suite all with complete Da Vinci Resolve software (including Colour Grading and Fairlight sound post production ) as well as the complete Adobe Creative Cloud suite and Master Collection (Premier Pro, After Affects, Audition and Speed Grade)
  • film cameras, film processing and Steenbeck editing to work on 16mm film.

Our experienced technical staff are on hand to offer full training.

Learn outside the classroom

You’ll benefit from extra-curricular events such as:

  • joining the organising committees of Watersprite International Student Film Festival
  • networking with filmmakers at Watersprite
  • volunteering or interning at the Cambridge International Film Festival
  • the option to attend events such as Sheffield Documentary Festival
  • field trips to London for RTS Masterclasses and live studio TV recordings
  • events offered through our student-led film societies.

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.

Employability and personal career development

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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