Television Production at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS

Course summary

Learn all you need to know to work in the television industry within the professional setting of Maidstone TV Studios on our varied and exciting BA (Hons) Television Production degree course. Exploring a raft of television formats, from scripted drama to live production, you’ll strike a balance between hands-on practical learning and technical study, including concept development and contextual awareness, ensuring you have a diverse skillset upon graduation. You’ll also be prepared for a broad range of professional opportunities, including the potential for work experience on commercial productions and access to leading-edge industry facilities within the studios. Recent examples have included Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny, Empire of Light, Alan Partridge and I Can See Your Voice for the BBC, Catchphrase and Game of Talents for ITV, and a FIFA eSports World Championship. Our ScreenSkills Select accreditation provides a host of benefits such as exclusive industry engagement, while our BAFTA Albert Education Partnership enables you to undertake sustainability training and achieve certification as an ‘Albert Grad’. Recent graduates have worked at Warner Bros., ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Ignition Creative, Disney, Formula 1, Maidstone Studios, and a host of other top employers. Related courses

  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Film & Screen Studies
  • BA (Hons) Television & Media Production


In Year 1 you'll be introduced to the key creative skill of conceiving, developing and writing a professionally formatted screenplay, and then producing a short film from the script. You'll explore the key production role of the director and be introduced to highly sophisticated documentary production skills. You'll also look at key theoretical concepts and ideas, allowing you to engage with academic research, critical debate and writing. In Year 2 you'll explore current affairs and journalism through the production of an original news programme for a dedicated platform. You'll also explore experimental and adaptive content creation and production skills through the researching, planning and execution of a short film. You'll also work with your year group to produce a live studio production. In Year 3 you'll focus on your chosen production role and produce a detailed pre-production package for your major project, and you'll produce your dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two or three. To enter directly into year two/three, you’ll need to have studied 120/240 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one/two years of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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A portfolio is required for this course. We’ll invite you to an Applicant Day where we’ll review your portfolio, or you can upload an online portfolio to your UCA Applicant Portal. Details will be provided once we've received your application.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

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Television Production at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS