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BA (Hons) Television course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:

Suggested reading

We have a wide range of resources for you to read when you arrive. You don’t need to buy anything now but if you can access this text from a library then it is are a good starting point for you to look through. But don’t worry if you can’t, there will be plenty of resources be available to you when you get here.

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

Reading about developments in the industry you want to study and work in are important. Do read the latest news at the following website. Check in regularly to keep your knowledge up to date.

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

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 do now

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

Additional ways to prepare

Preparing to start

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Find out more about who you are

The following information provides an insight into what to expect when coming to university along with some good advice on how to navigate some of the potential challenges you may face.

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