Television Production Technology (FdSc)

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The award
FdSc

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Television Production Technology at Nottingham Trent University

We consume TV content every day using laptops, smart phones, and tablets rather than the traditional TV set. Whether it's the latest US drama, documentaries, global sporting events, or the latest reality TV programme, content is still king. This innovative new 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 TV production process whilst developing a strong portfolio of work.

This course is taught at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham. It is delivered in partnership and fully validated by the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University.

You will study a broad range of disciplines including:

  • camera operation
  • audio and visual post production
  • documentary production
  • studio production
  • graphics
  • lighting
  • audio acquisition.

The course will give you the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills you will need to work successfully within the global television industry whilst offering a broad range of work based learning opportunities.

Key features

  • Understand how technology has advanced the culture of watching television.
  • Explore the disciplines and processes of different roles within television production.
  • Understand the different roles and specialisms.
  • Develop your own specific areas of expertise in line with your personal interests.
  • Develop your team working abilities.
  • Learn the importance of efficiency in image and data management.
  • Learn to deliver content across multiple platforms and devices.
  • Meet industry professionals and learn their craft.
  • Work with relevant industry standard software and hardware.
  • Work to industry briefs to develop your experience in working with clients and to deadlines.
  • Take part in live projects and briefs.
  • Work with a real television station Notts TV broadcasting on Freeview, SKY and Virgin.
  • Exhibit your final year's work at the Confetti Degree Show and be eligible for a paid internship.

How you're taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group tutorials
  • academic tutorials
  • workshops
  • presentations and pitches
  • visiting industry professionals
  • team working
  • independent study.

Assessment

There is a varied range of assessment methods throughout the course, which includes:

  • television production development work
  • television productions
  • research tasks
  • case studies
  • portfolio work
  • reports and evaluations
  • lab reports
  • essays
  • visual and verbal presentations.

To progress through the course you must achieve 120 credit points each year. Your final degree mark will be based on your final year work.

Degree Show

In your final year you will exhibit your work as part of Confetti's Degree Show. This event includes all final year students across Confetti's courses and is a great platform for you to showcase your work to key influencers across the creative industries.

Assessment methods

  • Year 1 coursework (100%).
  • Year 2 coursework (100%).

Contact hours

A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (30%), independent study (70%).
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (28%), independent study (72%).

Careers and employability

Upon successful completion, you will have the option to progress to Confetti's BSc (Hons) Television Production Technology top-up course to further your studies and gain a full BSc qualification.


You'll be prepared for specialist technical roles from camera operator to gallery producer. TV technical roles and will also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in teaching, media, and freelance design.

Connecting with industry

Industry professionals will visit the course to guest lecture and share their experiences. Live projects will help you to gain real experience of the industry, make contacts and build your portfolio and CV.

You will also take part in Confetti's Industry Week where you'll be meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the Creative Industries.

Through the Confetti Media Group Head of Talent Development, you'll be offered a range of real work opportunities to help build your portfolio of experience.

Work placement and internship opportunities

You will be actively encouraged and supported to undertake informal work experience and professional practice in addition to your studies.

Our teaching staff, including part-time lecturers who are professionally active, help and support students in directing them towards work placement and professional practice opportunities.

Facilities

Our television production facilities are based at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in our dedicated Higher Education Centre and studio facilities.

Facilities and equipment include:

  • Industry standard broadcast cameras
  • iMac suite
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Pro Tools
  • Green screen facilities
  • Professional television studio facilities
  • Professional audio booths fully equipped for sound recording and composing.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardFdScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

Entry requirements

Contact Nottingham Trent University to find course entry requirements.

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