Broadcast Production: TV & Radio

UCAS codes

  • P391 -

Course contact

Paul Tucker
ask@uws.ac.uk
0800 027 1000 (44 141 849 4101 outside UK)

Qualifications and durations

  • BA - 3 Years
  • BA Hons - 4 Years

Campus

Start date(s)

  • September

Tuition Fees

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Accredited by Creative Skillset, this BA degree in Broadcast Production programme is tailored to the current broadcasting industry. Combining theory and practice, it will teach you how to make and understand television, radio and other digital media. 

BA Broadcast Production TV and Radio - University of the West of Scotland

Video

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Broadcast Production / Film & Screenwriting Showcase 
Click to view the Broadcast Production / Film Screenwriting Showcase  
SQA Highers: BBBC including English or relevant alternative at Grade B
GCE A-Levels: CCC including English or relevant alternative
Irish Leaving Certificate: HL: H3 H3 H3 H4 including English or relevant alternative at Grade B
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (including 4, 4 at HL)
SQA Advanced Highers: BBC, plus HG English or relevant alternative
GCE A-Levels: BBC including English
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Communication with Media; Interactive Media; Media Analysis and Production; Sound Production; Radio Production; Creative Industries (Television); Creative Industries (Radio) or relevant discipline
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Communication; Media or related subject e.g. Communication with Media; Interactive Media; Media Analysis & Production; Sound Production; Radio Production; Creative Industries (Television); Creative Industries (Radio), or relevant discipline

The programme incorporates excellent teaching staff with professional guest lectures, work placement opportunities, and field visits to organisations including the BBC and Glasgow’s Film City. You will work in our radio and television studios using the latest broadcasting facilities and digital sound and video editing suites.

Executives and Producer/Directors at Raise The Roof - Debbie Dunnett and Johnny Wharton have contributed to a module, as has Thames Scotland Development Producer Danny Rawling.  Students and student teams have been nominated for the Royal Television Society Scotland Award in the field of Best Factual and Best Documentary.

Year 1
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An introduction to TV, film and radio production and script-writing. Optional modules include Sport: Media and Society and Creative Writing 2.

Year 2
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You will begin to specialise, with modules including Radio Practice and Broadcast Drama. You will explore technical and creative outlets to develop, pitch and produce a short documentary. Opportunities exist to improve your creative writing skills.

Year 3
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You will choose to specialise in one of two major strands: Television Production or Radio Production. Research for Broadcast is designed to link directly to your production work as well as the Honours year research project work. Script-writing options are also available.

Year 4 (Honours)
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You will study genres of particular interest. Your creative and research projects will dominate your year. Your creative project will be a television or radio project and is the culmination of all your previous production experiences. Your broadcasting research project allows you to focus on an area of broadcast media that interests you. You will also study Broadcasting: Current Issues. This is primarily taught by industry practitioners – producers, directors, scriptwriters and presenters – who discuss their roles and your employment opportunities.

In recent sessions, optional modules have included American Television: Genre, Culture and History, and Podcasting and New Media.

This degree prepares you for entering the dynamic media and creative industries. National broadcasters, such as the BBC and a range of media companies at home and abroad, have employed UWS graduates.

Further Study

MA Broadcast Journalism
Click to view the video about the MA Broadcast Journalism course at UWS . 
You will have the opportunity to broadcast on the campus radio station as part of your programme of study. Students have undertaken placement/work-based learning with organisations such as QTV, Thames Scotland and STV. Creative Skillset Scotland - UWSThis programme is professionally accredited by Creative Skillset, having undergone a rigorous assessment process conducted by industry experts.

Useful Information

  • 86% STUDENT SATISFACTION (NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY 2014) – TOP IN SCOTLAND

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    All applicants will be expected to submit a strong personal statement and reference together with evidence of confident use of English and creative output. Applicants may be invited for interview and/or audition.