Falmouth University Television

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Falmouth University Television

Television BA(Hons)

UCAS Code: 09X2
Location: Penryn Campus
Length: 3 years full-time
Direct line: 01326 213730

Discover the transformative and dynamic landscape of television, from new drama and factual programming, to streamed shows and live content. You’ll learn how to think about television, how to make it, and how to find an audience, all within a specialist facility with working industry professionals.

Join the ranks of the industry’s next innovators, from writers, researchers, directors and analysts, to cinematographers and sound designers. Immerse yourself in extensive craft skills tuition, live job opportunities, work placements, a vibrant visiting speaker series, master classes and a supervised final year major project.

Benefits

  • Final year industry mentor scheme
  • Opportunities for international study
  • Live briefs with industry clients
  • Using industry-standard software
  • A vibrant visiting speaker programme

Course outline

The growth of the UK television industry and its impact on global television has created a demand for skilled graduates, which our course content reflects. We’ll begin by getting you to watch, analyse and engage with a wide variety of popular television texts. Using the knowledge you gain, you’ll work on researching, writing and creating your own original content. You’ll learn about the industry and how television is commissioned, bought, sold, distributed, scheduled and reviewed.

You’ll also be able to take part in masterclasses with television producers and writers. Past professionals have included Tony Grisoni (writer of Red Riding and Southcliffe), Mary Burke (senior producer at Warp, makers of This is England ’86 and The Midnight Beast), James Henry (writer for Green Wing and Campus) and writer/director Jeanie Finlay (The Great Hip Hop Hoax) and last year, Falmouth University hosted the Channel 4 Talent Day.

What you’ll do

Year 1

You’ll study some of the most exciting and groundbreaking television dramas and documentaries. You’ll also learn about how particular industry environments such as Public Service Broadcasting, online platforms, and cable and subscription television produce, commission and broadcast certain types of content. You’ll then go on to develop your skills in writing for television, learn about the rigorous process of researching for television series, and produce your own television content.

  • Television Histories: Industries & Innovations
  • Introduction to Television Practice
  • Researching for Television
  • Television Criticism & Analysis: Reading the Screen
  • Producing Television Formats
  • Screenwriting for Television

Year 2