Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
On this course you won’t simply be replicating what you’ve seen on screen – we want you to be an innovator and shape the future of television. You’ll be producing your own programmes, fictional as well as factual, both in the studio and on location, as you gain crucial hands-on experience and a solid grounding in real-world professional television production.
This course combines a hands-on professional approach with academic study of the television industry. You’ll have access to broadcast-quality resources, new studios and postproduction facilities, including a new film studio and two Ultra High Definition broadcast standard multicamera TV studios. Professional standard resources will also include Sony FS5 and Panasonic AC160/AG371 cameras, SQN sound mixers and Avid edit suites.
You will complete either a four- or 30-week placement. Not only will you put the theory and skills learnt on the course into action, but you’ll also be able to make contacts, enhance your CV and ultimately improve your future career prospects.
You’ll be taught by practitioners, eminent academics and industry-seasoned guest speakers, so by the end of your degree you’ll have gained a complementary blend of academic skills and industry-realistic practical ones. This ensures you’ll have a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding TV production, as well as all the practical skills you’ll need.
92% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things whilst 90% also reported that the staff made the subject interesting (National Student Survey 2019).
Television Craft | Television Principles | Media Scholarship | Concept to Screen | Understanding Media | Media Perspectives | Television Specialisms | Production Portfolio | Concept & Project Development | Graduate Project
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|