MA - Master of Arts
Television Programme Production
This course aims to provide you with a range of creative, practical and critical skills to apply within and beyond the television industry.
You will learn about emerging trends and practices in TV and the different platforms and outputs for content in today’s evolving media landscape.
From short form documentaries to studio shows, you will have the opportunity to originate and produce content aimed at a TV audience.
Practical sessions are designed to help you learn how to generate, develop and produce TV production ideas and to ultimately become ‘multi-skilled’. You will be introduced to creative, professional and technical techniques and practices from camera operation to interviewing, from editing to floor-managing.
Why study this course with us?
MA Television Production is taught at Warrington Campus, which lies between the creative and cultural hubs of Manchester and Liverpool and in close proximity to MediaCityUK. Students have previously enjoyed trips to ITV and the BBC at MediaCityUK, meeting industry professionals and understanding more about the TV environment.
The input of visiting lecturers, and guest talks and workshops from industry professionals, will allow you to better understand the TV industry and learn more about current issues, trends and practice.
Excellent access to our own large TV studio, edit suites and portable filming equipment means you will be able to hone your skills outside of the classroom. You will be encouraged to book out equipment to develop your practice and a variety of opportunities are publicised to students. Recently, MA Television students worked on some ‘live’ briefs, including filming at the Warrington Music Festival.
You will be encouraged and supported to make industry connections and undertake work experience. There will also be opportunities to showcase work including on our public-facing Cat Media website and at our in-house Cat awards.
An undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent or evidence of relevant acquired experience in industry is required.
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