Course summary

This is a practice-based course taught by broadcast industry professionals which combines critical analysis with hands-on practical skills. The course focuses on how television programmes are conceived, produced, commissioned and distributed in a digital broadcast and multi-platform environment. Students work across a digital workflow supporting a single camera and multi-camera studio production modes and produce programmes across all genres; from documentary and drama series to TV commercials and studio entertainment shows.

Practical skills in editing, camera operations, sound recording, lighting and graphics are underpinned by critical analysis of the ever-changing globalised broadcast and digital media industries. This course is designed to prepare you for the challenge of a multi-skilled, mixed portfolio career, and our graduates have a high employment rate in many different roles and aspects of the media industries including the children's television, drama series, music video production, sports broadcasting, studio entertainment productions, TV commercials, the film industry and the corporate television sector. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Our students have won Royal Television Society awards in recent years in Entertainment and Documentary categories, and our graduates have gone on to work at all the major terrestrial, digital and satellite broadcasters as well as major independent production companies including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney, IMG, Endemol, Sky Sports and Turner Broadcasting.

Professional Recognition

This course offers industry-relevant teaching and is endorsed by ScreenSkills, the skills body of the UK’s screen-based creative industries.

Entry Requirements

UK

  • A Levels – BBB
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points (minimum)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSEs – minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (grade C in grading system prior to 2017)

If English is not your first language, you may need an IELTS of at least 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in writing.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate– 28 points (minimum)

If English is not your first language, you may need an IELTS of at least 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in writing.

Careers

Career path

From web content creation, corporate production, NGO media provision to the commercials and advertising, our students graduate with the skills to work in all areas of broadcast television. Our graduates also frequently find employment in the music and film industries and many others remain in academia or progress to the National Film School (NFS).

Almost all graduates begin work as runners with television or media companies, usually in roles secured through our active work experience programme.

We currently have two graduates directing on Good Morning Britain, one of whom secured the role within 2 years of graduating. We also have graduates working with BBC Engineering, Tiger Aspect, Endemol, Syco, Disney, Google, ITV Studios, Cartoon Network, London Live, Freemantle, Getty Images, CTV Outside Broadcast, Objective Productions, MUFC and Southampton FC.

But it is the range of employment opportunity that is most impressive. Cinematographers, editors, producers, researchers, associate producers, schedulers, directors, sound recordists, a 2014 world cup, CIR engineers, production co-ordinators and, of course, runners.

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course,
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • market yourself effectively to employers,
  • write better CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our careers consultants,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 12, 2019
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international - UK/EU: £9,250 (fees per academic year)
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