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BA (Hons) Television course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your BA (Hons) Television studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Read on to find out more:

Suggested reading

You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.

In the meantime, there’s just one suggested textbook you might like to read, if you can, before starting your degree. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive or reading cover to cover. But if you can pick one up second hand, borrow from a library, or access online, we suggest:

  • Brown, Lucy, and Lyndsay Duthie. The TV Studio Production Handbook, I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 2016.

Suggested viewing

There are a range of web based platforms for you to tap into TV commissioned content. Not all of it is delivered from the traditional screen on the wall as TV today is much more than that. Use your favourites as a base but do try something new:

Useful websites and podcasts

Reading about developments in the industry you want to study and work in are important. Read the latest news and check in regularly to keep your knowledge up to date:

You can keep up to date with developments in the TV and Creative industries by accessing some of the content at the following:

Things to try over summer

Experience a variety of Audio Visual content whether Broadcast TV, Content on demand NETFLIX etc. or online.

Don’t just watch your favourite shows look at a variety of content. For example:

  • Documentaries
  • Entertainment
  • Reality TV
  • News
  • Advertising