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15 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video / Television Production Theatre & Dramatic Arts

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

MA Television focuses on the hands-on experience of making television programmes. Working in teams, with access to London College of Communication’s state-of-the-art multi-camera TV studio, you will produce four TV shows, drawing on analysis of contemporary factual genres.

You'll learn the key skills needed to make effective programming covering areas such as format, narrative, scripting, camera techniques, lighting, sound, and editing. Other units of study will explore the nature of the TV industry, and potential markets for your ideas and programmes.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through: Essays; Critical reviews; Research plans and outcomes; Business plans and accompanying commentaries; Evaluation of practical work; Presentations.


As a student on MA Television you will learn the key technical skills needed to make television programmes, including camera operation, sound recording and editing. However, the course is primarily designed to prepare you for the role of: Producer, Production Manager, Researcher, and Director. You will develop an understanding of the business aspects of programme-making that will stand you in good stead to work in the independent sector and/or as freelance producer/directors. Such understanding will also be attractive to employers – broadcasters or larger production companies – who will value the commercial sense and understanding offered by graduates of MA Television.


You?ll participate in the making of two factual television programmes to an editorial brief, as part of an intensive practical introduction to production techniques. You?ll learn about studio practice and discipline in our multi-cam television studio and shooting for location inserts for your studio presentations. You will write an analysis and evaluation of the production context, process and outcome.

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Entry requirements

MA Television attracts applications from graduates of a good honours degree in a relevant subject such as either film, television or related media subject. We will also consider graduates of a good honours degree in any other subjects who can demonstrate a developed interest in, and knowledge of, current television practice and output.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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