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BA (Hons) Television

Immerse yourself in all areas of content creation for television, working on real projects with industry partners and developing a rich and textured knowledge of the aesthetic, technological and industrial histories of television making and reception.

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    UCAS Code: P310
    Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time
    Start Dates: September 2021
    Subjects: Film and TV
    Location: Edge Hill University
    Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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    Please note, the first intake to this programme is for September 2021 entry. 

    On-screen content has the power to spark debate, change government policy and encourage behavioural change with lasting impact. Making exciting and innovative productions for television is at the heart of this degree, enabling you to work on studio-based projects, branded content for web-based delivery and location shoots producing short form inserts for factual and entertainment-based programmes. Combining creative craft, technical accomplishment and production management with contextual knowledge of current television trends, you will develop high-level creative, technical and professional skills in areas of planning, research and content creation. If you are passionate about communicating with audiences and want to critically understand the context of work in the TV and associated industries, we will help you develop the academic and professional skills to realise that ambition and enable you to gain practical experience writing, shooting and editing your own unique productions.

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    In Depth

    What will I study?

    Year 1 introduces you to the essential skills required for the study of television and the production of on-screen content. Best practice in studio skills and moving image production are introduced to create a professional baseline to build on, encompassing camerawork, lighting, editing, sound and storytelling. Alongside these craft skills, you will be introduced to genre and television history and discover the employment requirements of the creative industries.

    Year 2 develops and broadens your understanding of television and its ancillary industries. You will produce a piece of children’s television and have the opportunity to examine the business aspects of scheduling, distribution and marketing. Theory modules on transmedia, drama, fan culture and on-screen cultural representations will encourage you to make informed, inciteful work for television, branded content and online video.

    Year 3 will concentrate on the roles you have identified as working to your strengths. Focused modules in studio craft and all aspects of the production process are complemented by an increased focus on your future employability. You will examine industrial processes, practices, legislation and technologies and gain a global perspective. In addition, you will write a dissertation or research project on a topic of your choice, supported by a supervisor.

    How will I study?

    Teaching and learning is through workshops, lectures, seminars and screenings. You will also have opportunities to work with visiting professionals from the screen and television industries.

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessment is predominantly by coursework, either at the end of the module or distributed throughout the course. Coursework includes practical projects, essays, case studies, individual and group presentations, and a dissertation. Some modules may include class tests based on technical operations or knowledge of safe working practices.

    There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

    Who will be teaching me?

    You will be taught by an experienced team with a wide range of interests reflecting all areas of Television theory and practice.

    Team members are active in the research of contemporary developments in television, film and online media and have current or recent experience of working in those industries. Partnerships with the Production Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts also offer a number of opportunities for enhanced industry outreach.

    A Great Study Environment

    A student stands by a camera in the television studio and receives expert advice from a media professional during a masterclass.Television 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.

    You may have the opportunity to help bring Liverpool’s Sound City music festival to life. As part of an innovative partnership, Film and Television students at Edge Hill University are invited to film and edit footage of performances to create high quality videos of bands which are used by Liverpool Sound City to promote the festival worldwide.

    You may also wish to get involved with the Edge Hill Students Union’s online media platform, Vibe Media. This offers many different opportunities for you to volunteer and gain experience of working within a media environment, whether as a DJ or TV presenter, organising marketing and events, or reviewing the latest films or album releases.

    Modules

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    Year 1

    MED1445Working in Creative Industries (20 credits)

    Working in Creative Industries introduces you to the various sub-sectors of the constantly changing and evolving media and creative industries. The module will develop your knowledge and understanding of economic and policy concepts as well as issues within the context of the media and creative industries. The aim is to develop your understanding of contemporary media settings, from industrial to political, scholarly and practical. You will examine the television, film, animation, music, print, performing arts and online digital industries while also developing research skills.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED1448Moving Image Production: Single Camera (20 credits)

    Moving Image Production: Single Camera develops your ability in relation to collaborative working and the professional practices and processes involved in managing a single camera production, from pre-production to post-production stage. The module provides you with the opportunity to combine the technical skills of camera operation, lighting, sound, editing and aesthetic considerations in the production of a piece of creative work. Operating within the conventions of fiction or factual production, you will work as part of a production team for some of this module, while also being required to work independently to develop and produce a range of documents that inform the production of the final moving image product.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED1460Studio Practice (20 credits)

    Studio Practice introduces the practices and processes of working in a production studio environment. A series of hands-on interactive production boot-camps will introduce the core skills required for a television production, providing you with an understanding of how to operate professionally and collaboratively to produce a project in a studio context. You will also experience a series of workshops and lectures that are designed to develop practical skills for key technical roles. Through the process of creating short group productions, you will gain an understanding of the basic principles of studio craft including how to communicate professionally and efficiently with fellow crew, how to recognise hazards and minimise risks on the studio floor, and how to demonstrate an awareness of procedures through the creation of relevant production documentation.


    Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

    MED1461TV History: From Analogue to Streaming (20 credits)

    TV History: From Analogue to Streaming questions whether conventional television is finished. It also asks whether we are all streaming Netflix, why so many people are concerned about the BBC potentially becoming a subscription service, and why there are calls to regulate streaming services more effectively. This module provides a historical perspective, but it also gives answers to the questions that affect what is happening now. Looking back to where television started and how it was shaped over the years allows us to form a better understanding of reactions to current developments, enabling us to evaluate the developments from a more informed, and perhaps more critical, stand point. You will investigate the early beginnings of broadcasting under John Reith, move onto the post-war development of television, and examine the ‘cosy duopoly’ that existed until the 1980s between the licence-fee funded BBC and the commercially funded ITV. The module will then continue to look at the explosion of channels from the latter 1980s through to the current so-called ‘multiplatform’ age. While the focus will be on the history of television in the UK, the close relationship between British and American broadcasting will be acknowledged, as will the role of British broadcasting across the rest of the world. The increasing convergence of the industries of broadcasting (radio and television), film and new media will also be examined.


    Assessment: Coursework: 65%, Practical(s): 35%.

    MED1462Narrative Storytelling (20 credits)

    Narrative Storytelling recognises that good stories are at the heart of all television. This can be the story of the sloth (who ideally wants to stay put) making their painful way through the Madagascan forest to find their mate as Planet Earth II (BBC One, 2016) gave us, or the story of a mafia boss whose job is making him increasingly anxious (The Sopranos, HBO, 1999-2007). What these short summaries indicate is that often at the heart of the stories themselves lie key conflicts that are developed around key oppositional pairs. These conflicts are often played out in central characters, or sometimes in opposing ones or groups, such as the Starks versus the Lannister’s in Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011-2019). In this module, you will learn the basics of how stories on television work, develop your own ideas for scenes and overarching narratives, and consider some of the specifics such as notions of segmentation, serialisation, and series versus serials. The module will help you to understand that narratives are always developed for an audience and will therefore focus on the more prosaic side of script development, namely understanding broadcasters/platforms and other logistical elements of script preparation.


    Assessment: Coursework: 25%, Practical(s): 75%.

    You will select one of the following modules:

    MED1446Global Popular Culture (20 credits)

    Global Popular Culture introduces you to a range of popular culture products and processes and encourages you to reflect on the relationship between national and global consumption and reception. As such, the module will examine elements of pop-culture from a variety of nations and facilitate discussions of culture, popular culture and global and national markets and trends. You will be encouraged to explore areas around convergence, the diversity of experience and the reception of popular culture.


    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    MED1447Photography (20 credits)

    Photography covers the basics in digital camera use and post-production, semiotic and photography theory. As practical knowledge of camera equipment and composition are required to fully exploit the creative possibilities of visual media, this module is designed to develop your camera skills, technical competence, and understanding of composition and photography. It concentrates on the principles of stills photography and develops your understanding of the photographic image that will be fundamental in developing knowledge and understanding for all visual communication. You will learn how to use digital photographic cameras and consider composition, framing, colour and post-production. The module also outlines how to ‘read’ photographs and use theoretical models (semiotics) to underpin your understanding. All work will be undertaken using digital technology and basic training in the use of cameras and Adobe Photoshop will be provided. No previous experience is required, and all equipment will be provided by the University.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of one of the optional modules above.

    Year 2

    MED2328Cultural Representations and the Media (20 credits)

    Cultural Representations and the Media recognises that all media messages are representational constructions. The module enables you to gain a better understanding of the cultural and ideological constructions associated with representation. It also explores the politics of representation and systems of power. You will be asked to consider how to define representation, how representation functions within contemporary media and culture, and what role stereotypes play in the construction of reality and identity. You will analyse a series of key representational issues linked to themes such as gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality and national identity, to gain a better understanding of the cultural and ideological construction of, and politics associated with, representation. Studying cultural representations across a range of different media forms, you will gain the knowledge and understanding of various representational systems and theories in a variety of different contexts.


    Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

    MED2357Children's Television (20 credits)

    Children’s Television provides you with the opportunity to produce work aimed at this large, and growing, market. Children’s television production and programming is pivotal to the remit of all major broadcasters. Dedicated channels – national and international, terrestrial, cable and satellite – are constantly searching for new and innovative content. It is an area which demands a clear understanding of the different types and age groups of the young audience, whether producing educational content for pre-school, news shows for adolescents, or drama for young teens. It is also an area where narrative and stylistic innovation are welcome and where programme makers are actively encouraged to try new forms and experiment with delivery. Every major broadcaster has a dedicated website streaming trailers, as well as interactive and sample content. This module examines current children’s broadcasting in terms of its entertainment, educational and informative content, examines how to develop content suitable for a specified audience, and provides you with experience of originating and developing material for a children’s television project.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    You will select four of the following modules:

    MED2329Fan Cultures and Subcultures (20 credits)

    Fan Cultures and Subcultures requires you to critically evaluate the development of a variety of media audiences into actively engaged consumers and, potentially, producers of content of their own. The module will focus on the rapid growth in the development of fan culture in recent years and situate fan cultures within the context of wider audience behaviour. You will analyse the history of subcultural modes of active fandom, dating back to the cultural revolution of the rock and roll age, Hollywood cinema and the development of television in the aftermath of World War II. You will also be encouraged to engage with research methods appropriate to the study of media audiences and subcultural communities, including quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, ethnography or focus groups as means of developing primary data.


    Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

    MED2332Branded Content (20 credits)

    Branded Content will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the creative industries, running alongside the traditional television model, and develop your skills in producing high-quality and relevant branded content. Over the past decade there has been an enormous increase in the range, volume and quality of additional content produced by the media industries. Content such as second-screen apps, websites, webisodes, social media feeds, video extras, additional behind-the-scenes footage, online games and interactive promotions have added to the depth and richness of film and television as audience experiences. The module will develop practical skills in the conception, management and production of additional content, enabling you to create and design your own digital media content, fusing creativity with a brand message for integrated campaigns across a range of media platforms. You will learn about the broader contexts of transmedia/ancillary screen content and use this knowledge to inform your practice.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2349Festivals (20 credits)

    Festivals introduces you to the theoretical and practical aspects of festival conception, curation and exhibition within creative arts. A broad approach will be taken to examine the creative sector with the potential for you to specialise in film or television, if you wish. Covering the development of exhibitions and the practicalities of curating creative arts programmes and festivals, this innovative module enables a critical and applied exploration of this lively sector. It draws on the expertise of visiting professionals, such as curators, festival programmers and archivists, in addition to the rigorous scholarship of film academics, to provide you with the opportunity to engage with partners outside of the classroom environment and undertake case studies.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2350Production Management (20 credits)

    Production Management immerses you in the role of a production assistant and coordinator to develop your production management skills in television production. The module will enable you to work on pre-production and production to manage a studio shoot. You will gain experience of the different stages of planning, pre-production and taking the shoot, while also receiving an insight into the associated contractual, financial and regulatory requirements. You will develop the interpersonal skills needed to effectively communicate with the range of personnel involved in the process.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2355Scheduling, Distribution and Marketing (20 credits)

    Scheduling, Distribution and Marketing reveals the importance of the intermediaries, or ‘gatekeepers’, between producers and consumers in the media industries. For broadcast television, the process of delivering content to audiences is the responsibility of the scheduler.  On this module, you will learn about the carefully calibrated practice of scheduling and how it connects to other important features of the television industry. While broadcast scheduling remains vitally important, it has been complemented in recent years by various other means of accessing television content. These include DVD box sets, catch-up services, video-on-demand, over-the-top services, and streaming. The process of reaching audiences with content from these services is determined not by scheduling, but by distribution practices. You will learn how content is delivered to these platforms and the impact this is having on audiences and content producers. One of the most important roles of the distributor is in marketing programmes to build audience awareness and engagement, as well as to maintain profitability or influence. You will consider marketing practices in the contemporary television industry as a reflection of the changes that have happened over the past thirty years.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2356Project Arts (20 credits)

    Project Arts is an arts-based module incorporating collaborative working practices that culminates in the production of a media asset, based on a performance piece or an event. Collaborative practice is a key element of creative production and forms an essential part of the skillset required to work in the television and creative industries. You will work with an individual, group, or organisation, to realise a creative output based on a mutually agreed arts-based project. The content generated will mirror arts-based audio-visual content produced by a range of creative industry providers, including broadcast and online media producers, galleries and museums. Live recorded content will be combined with supplementary material in post-production. The creative process will be contextualised and informed by using industry-related processes of planning, negotiation and production management.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2358TV Studio Practice (20 credits)

    TV Studio Practice further develops your skills and techniques in relation to studio production. Presenter-led links and live studio content will be combined with pre-recorded inserts to complete a group project. Television studio professionals need to acquire a highly developed set of skills that revolve around the management of projects, technology and people. This module will teach those skills in the context of one multi-faceted studio project. The process of coordinating a television show, while balancing technical and editorial demands, will promote an understanding of the principles of television production. This includes how to communicate professionally and efficiently, how to work to a variety of technical specifications, and how to demonstrate an awareness of procedure by the creation of relevant production documentation. Consideration will also be given of sustainability in television production.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2359TV Drama (20 credits)

    TV Drama has become a highly influential global cultural form, dominating cultural conversations and becoming a flagship form in the media industries. Throughout television history it has been used to entertain, enlighten and move audiences. In its early years, highly influenced by theatre, radio and film, television drama quickly developed into a distinctive and striking form of its own. Its unprecedented reach to large audiences attracted talented and important writers, producers, actors and directors. Developments in television technologies and industries, in terms of production and distribution, have produced an explosion of television drama in the 21st century, and with it, a huge variety in genre, style and representation. This module will explore the history, generic variations, style and narrative forms of television drama. You will gain knowledge and understanding of the social, cultural and industrial importance of television drama, as well as a deeper appreciation of the creative culture from which it emerges.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2360Production Placement (20 credits)

    Production Placement develops essential employability skills through preparation for, and the completion of, a collaborative working practice with a third party from either the creative industries, the arts, the charitable or voluntary sectors. You will gain enhanced awareness of graduate employment opportunities, receive insight into effective career planning and preparation activities, and be able to explore a creative specialism in depth while furthering your understanding of personal development, self-promotion and reflection. The module will culminate with your contribution to the production of a media asset, or evidenced set of tasks, and ensure your awareness of the media jobs market is up-to-date


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

    Year 3

    MED3277Media Futures (20 credits)

    Media Futures enables you to study contemporary media practices, the impact of technology on the creative industries, developments in global and local media, and the changing paradigms of media production and audience consumption. Contemporary media develops rapidly as new technologies are tested, explored and marketed and old ones gain new functions. This module, which is flexible to enable coverage of emerging trends, will engage you with the dominant themes which are present within the media and culture industries. You will develop a critical awareness of key themes including social experience and the shaping of media forms, as well as access, participation and engagement and the relationship between private and public spheres. By considering these themes through a range of different theories and research, you will discover a variety of approaches to enhance your understanding of a rapidly expanding frontier of creative and cultural practice.


    Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

    MED3299Dissertation/Research Project (40 credits)

    Dissertation/Research Project offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth personal research project, under supervision, and explore a range of relevant research methodologies and presentational formats. You will gain a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject area and be expected to shape that knowledge to produce a final submission that demonstrates your ability to locate the material within the wider contexts of your discipline. The project will require the consideration and discussion of methodological and/or epistemological issues, as well as a reflection on the ethical implications of research. The dissertation will allow you to work independently, with a supervisor, to explore areas of contemporary academic interest, consider issues of current or historical industry practice, and critically analyse case studies or products within specific cultural and social contexts.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    You will select three of the following modules:

    MED3278Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century (20 credits)

    Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century critically analyses some of the key developments in media, in relation to film and television fictions, within the context of larger developments in non-fictional forms. The module will enable you to gain a detailed insight into contemporary developments in the production of film and television drama, with fictional film and television drama continuing to dominate budgets and audiences in the film and television industries. You will examine how convergence, new distribution technologies, multi-platform environments and issues of global and local significance impact on film and television drama. You will have the chance to analyse the impact these environments have on the design and production of content, the planning of marketing strategies, the relevance of global and diasporic audiences, and the way serial forms communicate with their audiences.


    Assessment: Coursework: 65%, Practical(s): 35%.

    MED3294Multicamera Pre-Production (20 credits)

    Multicamera Pre-Production develops your understanding of the pre-production process for an independent television production, equipping you with knowledge of the professional practices of production planning, research and management to be applied to a multicamera production project. The module provides a technical framework to apply to your television studio practice, enhancing your understanding of the television pre-production process and the professional practices of production planning. You will have the opportunity to investigate important production considerations and understand the procedures involved in the development of pre-production documentation. You will explore the principles of digital production, the scheduling and marking up of scripts, securing talent and setting up a casting call, as well as understanding the commissioning process and production funding, pre-production planning, independent research, technical roles, production management processes, health and safety, and sustainability in television production. The module will include content-related research, production management and practice, and studio floor and gallery skills.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED3295Telefantasy (20 credits)

    Telefantasy develops your historical and critical knowledge of telefantasy, a TV genre that is typically speculative and has taken a variety of forms predominantly since the 1950s in Britain and America. As a genre, telefantasy reveals much about the society, culture and conditions of its production context, extrapolating thematic and ideological preoccupations. This module introduces you to the conventions and constraints of visual storytelling in televisual production. You will also critically consider telefantasy’s common function of reflecting upon the popular zeitgeist, encouraging you to interpret how social, political and cultural movements have been reconstructed through a speculative lens. Key conventions in the dramas will be explored, as well as dominant themes in critical approaches.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED3296Multicamera Production (20 credits)

    Multicamera Production offers you the opportunity to refine your editorial judgement within the production and post-production process, focus exclusively on the role of your choice, and produce a complex multicamera production for a specific audience in a designated format. The content should include live recorded material, pre-recorded inserts, graphics, audio and post-production packaging. The module will allow you to demonstrate that you have the skills to operate at a professional level within the television industries, by undertaking a television project of significant size and scope that will test your application of knowledge and your professional and creative potential. This will take the form of a group piece of work, enabling you to exhibit a great deal of creativity and flexibility and achieve professional standards, while also creating a substantial piece of work you can use as evidence when entering the creative industries.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED3297Non-Fiction TV (20 credits)

    Non-Fiction TV encompasses a broad range of content, from news programming and investigative journalism to natural history documentaries, popular factual competitions, reality television, quiz and game shows, and satirical sketch shows. While television drama might occupy much of our cultural conversation, hour for hour non-fiction programming dominates the schedules. In this module, you will explore the rich variety of non-fiction programmes on television, consider the aesthetic, ethical and industrial analytical dimensions, and be encouraged to adopt a historically informed and global view of non-fiction programming, accounting for the social, cultural and political contexts from which it emerges. The module will also combine academic analysis with professional practice. You will learn about the history of non-fiction television, its industrial importance, issues of ethics and regulation, as well as some of the ways in which non-fiction forms have been analysed by television scholars. This knowledge will then be applied to the creation of a short-form non-fiction television programme, in a genre of your choice, produced to a professional standard. You will produce an academically-informed commentary alongside this project, tying together practice and theory.


    Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

    MED3298Short Films for Curious Minds (20 credits)

    Short Films for Curious Minds requires the development and production of factual content for potential multi-platform delivery. Following a live brief simulation, you will develop practice-based skills in research, production and post-production on a module that culminates in the delivery of a piece of factual audio-visual content. You will produce thought-provoking factual content that aims to challenge and inform the audience, while presenting ideas in a digital-friendly and engaging way. Content for the films could include live and library footage, audio, still images and motion graphics. The module enables you to take ownership of a practical project, employ creative and aesthetic judgement in the selection of content, apply principles of editorial narrative development. and enhance your practice-based skills in research, production and post-production.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

    Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

    Timetables

    Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

    Disclaimer

    Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

    Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

    Entry Criteria

    Entry Requirements

    Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

    If you apply to join this degree and do not meet the UCAS Tariff requirements, we may invite you to submit a portfolio of work as evidence of your suitability for the programme.

    Example Offers

    Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

    • A Level: BBC-BBB;
    • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
    • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

    Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

    As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

    For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

    EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

    English Language Requirements

    International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

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

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

    Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

    Career Prospects

    What are my career prospects?

    You will graduate with a rich and textured knowledge of the aesthetic, technological and industrial histories of television making and reception and be well placed to pursue a variety of career paths.

    These may include careers in the media and creative industries, film and television industry, project management, advertising, marketing, social media, teaching (further training required) and research. You will also have the option of progressing onto postgraduate study in an associated area.

    How can I enhance my employability?

    It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

    Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

    • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
    • Erasmus+ and Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
    • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

    Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

    Finance

    Tuition Fees

    If you are a prospective student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2021/22, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

    The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

    Financial Support

    Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2021/22 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.

    Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

    Scholarships

    Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

    These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

    An additional scholarship, which you may qualify to receive, rewards outstanding grades and is available to eligible UK and EU students.

    To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

    Apply

    How to Apply

    Apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

    Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

    Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

    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.

    Visit Us

    If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

    Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

    Request a Prospectus

    If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

    Get in Touch

    If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

    Course Changes

    Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

    11th June 2020 - Change to Entry Requirements

    No specific subjects are now required to join this degree. Previously, Creative Arts subjects were preferred.

    11th June 2020 - Change of Modules

    MED2357 Children\’s Television (20 credits) changes from optional to compulsory in Year 2. MED2330 Pods and Vlogs (20 credits) removed as an optional module in Year 2.

    Covid-19 - Television Essential Information

    Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020

    In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.


    Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020

    In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.