University Of The Arts London Live Events and Television

University Of The Arts London Live Events and Television

University Of The Arts London Live Events and Television

This industry focused course allows you to develop specialist skills and gain a detailed understanding of the many types of production work involved in live events and television.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

You will learn to produce, direct and manage productions and to create and transform environments for this exciting industry.

You’ll also gain a detailed understanding of the economics of staging events such as sponsorship and income generation.

STUDENT FILMS AND PROFILES

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BA (Hons) Live Events and Television students join in cross-year collaboration in the House Project.
Marie-France Idikayi, a graduate of LCC’s BA (Hons) Live Events and Television course, has established a global showcase for African fashion in the Democratic Republic of Congo by founding Congo Fashion Week.

The core of this course is creative direction with design implementation skills across a broad range of live and recorded platforms, including corporate, festivals, promotional, charitable, educational, theatrical, entertainment events and television.

The course encourages work placements and holistic understanding, for employability across multiple sectors. It embraces experimentation and entrepreneurship by providing opportunities for students to interpret, form and command a specialism within the live events and television industry.

The course will also guide students through a challenging and informative journey of practical and theoretical research opportunities.

What can you expect?

To become confident and competent in a range of production skills that chart the entire production process. This includes brief and script analysis, producing and creative direction, lighting and sound, sponsorship and income generation.

You will put these to practice through collaborative projects that allow you to try out multiple roles and to experience industry style briefs and challenges within a supportive environment. This is crucial to your career development, enabling you to find the right role that suits your skills and interest.

Tutors teach the theoretical aspects of this discipline in a way that helps you to make direct connections with its practice. Topics will cover visual cultural influences, historical moments and sociocultural context. You will also be introduced to the industry’s progressive changes, for example, ecological approaches to production and new methods. In addition, regular industry visits and guests will help to integrate you into the real working world.

In the second year, you’ll be encouraged to sharpen your skills and knowledge through a work placement or to undertake a production project. This provides an invaluable opportunity to widen your professional networks and increase your opportunity for employment.

Previous industry partners include London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Clarion Productions, Blackout Ltd, Delta Sound, Set Square Scenery, National Theatre Costume and Props Store, Lesley Goring Fashion Productions, MTV and Endemol.

In the third year, you will undertake a major production project from conception to completion. This will involve collaborating with fellow students or your industry contacts, taking on a key role within the process and develop your working knowledge of sponsorship, income generation, copyright and pitching.