Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

International Television Industries

The UK has a mature and highly successful TV industry with exports of programmes and formats worth over £1.3 billion annually. Broadcasting is still an expanding industry in many parts of the world, and is a crucial driver for the creative and cultural industries more generally. This course provides the wide perspectives and specific skills that are essential for success in the broadcasting industry. This course examines the different ways in which broadcasting is organised around the world. It has a particular emphasis on the production techniques of British television, approaching them through a comparative international lens. Students study a major BBC drama series in depth (currently the Saturday evening series Casualty) from conception, through to scripting and production organisation. The course includes visits to the production base in Cardiff as well as crucial skills training in the industry-standard MovieMagic budget and schedule software. Each student takes creative control of their own television or radio production to complete the course. The Media Arts department's extensive range of industry-standard equipment, our TV production studio, state-of-the-art Mac Labs and location store (all of which has recently benefited from a £100,000 investment), is available to all students and training is provided in using it as part of the course.

Entry requirements

UK upper 2nd class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Students with relevant professional or creative experience will also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores. Additional requirements: You are required to submit with your application form an essay in English of up to 2,000 words, entitled 'An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the broadcasting industry in my country.' We may also conduct a telephone or skype interview after receiving your application.

Course modules

Mandatory modules include:
Structures of Broadcasting
Television as a Cultural Industry
Production Study
Production Practice Dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including essays, script reports, treatments, pitching exercises, studio exercises, production papers, business reports and presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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