Television Production Technology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

This innovative course embraces the ground-breaking technology that continues to alter our TV viewing habits. You’ll gain the necessary technical skills required to work in the TV production process whilst developing a strong portfolio of work. We consume TV content every day using laptops, smart phones, and tablets rather than the traditional TV set. Whether it’s the latest YouTube sensation, Netflix drama, cutting edge documentary, global sporting event, or the latest reality TV programme, content is still king. This innovative course embraces the ground breaking technology that continues to change our viewing habits and will equip you with the necessary technical skills required to work in the video production process whilst developing a strong portfolio of work. So if you want to be the next Youtuber, Music Video Director, Documentary Filmmaker or you want to produce a big budget online drama then this is the course for you. Key features; Enhance your employability by developing your Imdbprofile with broadcast credits earned working on Notts TV Gain valuable work experience every week on Notts TV and allow your work to reach a global audience Learn from world class visiting guest lecturers (past guests have included Shane Meadows, Nick Broomfield and Vicky McClure) Have your work entered into the prestigious Royal Television Society Awards Film live sporting events and gigs at some of Nottingham’s most prestigious venues helping you develop a world class portfolio of work Experience television production in different countries with exciting overseas trips Collaborate on real world projects with your peers and professionals in this exciting and fast moving industry Deliver content across multiple platforms and devices Exhibit your final year’s work at the Confetti Degree Show and be eligible for a paid internship On this course, you'll study at our dedicated film & TV hub - Space2; Industry-standard broadcast cameras A 25 seat media production lab running Avid and Adobe Creative Cloud A 25 seat screening room with Dolby Atmos audio facilities A 37m2 Green Screen VFX studio with VFX infinity curve screen A 144m2 Television Studio space with broadcast standard digital video cameras and full lighting rig Broadcast spec production gallery with 4k production facilities Brand NEW television studio


Year 1 Audio-Visual Broadcast Technologies (20 Credit Points) This module will help develop your technical skills in the key areas of camera operation, audio acquisition and lighting. You’ll learn the scientific principles that underpin television production technology, whilst acquiring the necessary skills needed to produce content. Television Studio Technology (20 Credit Points) You’ll learn the technology, principles and workflow required to operate and maintain a range of equipment in a television studio whilst working to the correct health and safety regulations. You’ll take on a range of production roles and gain a broad understanding of the TV studio environment. Television Studio Project Management (20 Credit Points) You’ll write and break down the technical requirements of a script, learning about the different stages of project management in preparation for studio recording – including risk assessment, kit specifications, crewing, budgeting and scheduling. You’ll learn to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the health and safety regulations that govern the television industry, and in particular, television studio production. Post-Production Technology for Television (40 Credit Points) This module explores the changes in television post-production workflow. Advances in television post-production technology have seen a shift from linear tape-based editing to digital editing. You’ll learn to operate the industry-standard audio and video post-production software used to create, manipulate, and distribute content for television in both offline and online environments. The History of Broadcast Technology (20 Credit Points) You’ll learn to compare broadcast technologies past and present, developing your understanding of how history has shaped the way TV content is produced. You’ll assess the impact technology has had, and continues to have, on the changes in television production, distribution and viewing habits. Year 2 Advanced Broadcast Technologies (20 Credit Points) As digital consumption begins to dominate, the technical requirements for producing content for television have become even more complex. Within this module, you’ll examine the engineering capabilities of specialist equipment and operate a range of specialist camera equipment in order to shoot more complex sequences. Industry Practice (20 Credit Points) During this module you will undertake appropriate self-directed projects, working collaboratively on creative work, allowing you to directly apply the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme in the context of the workplace. This module aims to develop your overall professionalism and provide you with the knowledge and resources to begin a career in the creative industries. Advanced Post-production Technology for TV (40 Credit Points) Digital technology means there are more ways to watch, influence and interact with TV content. Content producers are increasingly synchronising television programmes with second-screen content to further enhance the viewing experience. You’ll learn to prepare and distribute audio-visual content via a variety of different platforms. Documentary Development (20 Credit Points) Working under the guidance of an industry partner, you’ll undertake the pre production of your own documentary, including researching relevant markets and film festivals to help inform its development. You’ll be expected to make appropriate judgments in the planning process and demonstrate the ability to problem-solve. Documentary Production (20 Credit Points) During this module, you’ll apply the skills of both journalist and film-maker in the production of your own television documentary. You’ll focus on the important legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks that govern this genre to produce a documentary that meets broadcast standards.

How to apply

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This course is not eligible for International Students who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Television Production Technology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS