Television Production Management MA

Discover the latest developments in television production management from industry insiders, on a course informed by best practice from the Production Guild, Bectu and BAFTA albert.

Subject to validation.

Overview

Course length: 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start dates: September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Subject(s): Film, Media and Television
Department: Creative Arts
Students operate TV cameras, filming presenters in a studio, with a lighting rig overhead.

We believe the best way to prepare for a career in production management is to not only learn the essential skills required by a busy production office but to also understand the dynamic landscape of the creative industries. Developed with industry partners and informed by the best critical thinkers in television production management, this course will enable graduates and industry professionals to gain expertise in the latest developments in production management practice.

Whether you’re taking an initial step into the exciting world of film, television and creative arts, or want to take your existing career in the industry to the next level, you will become an agent of real change in production management, equipped with a skillset based on professional practice and critical analysis. You will gain professional skills in production management, including budgeting, scheduling and casting, as well as managing people, locations and studio settings. The course will also equip you with key transferable skills including research, presentation, communication, time management and independent study. You will graduate as an informed practitioner with a keen awareness of key developments in the television, film and media industries, from the drive to sustainable production practices to more equitable working patterns.

What you'll study

Placing you at the heart of the editorial team, the course will equip you with the specific skills and processes required for both location-based shooting and studio-based productions.

These practical skillsets are complemented by examining diversity and sustainability in production management to ensure you develop a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in the industry, including the challenges that are still to be overcome.

Studying the key research methods in media and culture will prepare you for your dissertation project, while leading figures from the North West creative economy will offer first-hand insights into working in the creative industries.

Compulsory modules:

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Dissertation Project

Diversity in Production Management

Production Managing Drama

Production Managing Studio

Researching Media and Culture

Sustainability in Production Management

Working in the International Creative Economy

How you'll study

The course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. In a typical week, you will have two three-hour sessions in person, either on campus or on location, and one three-hour session online.

In addition, you will be expected to complete preparation tasks in your own time, including reading, viewing and production management work.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of presentations, written work, production portfolios and reports.

Who will be teaching you

You will be taught by staff from the Department of Creative Arts as well as industry insiders who will deliver masterclasses. Staff in the Department of Creative Arts have a range of experiences and expertise, including working in the television industry as production managers, producer-directors and conducting research into film and television. 

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject.

You may also be able to join the course with equivalent industry experience.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.5, with a score no lower than 6.0 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

This is a new course currently in development. Online applications will open once the validation process is complete.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Creative EdgeTelevision Production Management students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17m building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for the Department of Creative Arts.

Key features include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, photographic studio, radio studio and multimedia laboratory. Our innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Dedicated support in the use of all creative media facilities is available through our Media Development Team.

As a student in the Department of Creative Arts, you will benefit from our high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels that can be operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Asset Management system (Editshare) which ensures a seamless tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work. There is a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. You can also expect to use industry standard equipment such as vision mixers, sound mixing consoles, a chroma key infinity wall, and fully populated motorised lighting rigs.

Media editing booths are available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) and After Effects.

Where you'll study

Creative Edge

Learning resources

Creative Edge boasts high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels that can be operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Asset Management system (Editshare) which ensures a seamless tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work. There is a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. You can expect to use industry standard equipment such as vision mixers, sound mixing consoles, a chroma key infinity wall, and fully populated motorised lighting rigs. Media editing booths are also available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) and After Effects.

Finance

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for students joining this course in academic year 2023/24 are still to be announced. We will update this information as soon as it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK students joining this course in academic year 2023/24 are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

The course equips you with the skills needed to work in production management related roles in the television, film and media industries. Potential roles include production management assistant, junior production secretary, location assistant and assistant script supervisor.

The skill sets of production management are extremely transferable, so can also be used in event management and other project management roles across a diverse range of industries. These include radio, branded content and government administration.

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