With a well established reputation as a centre for excellence in screen practice-led courses, The School of Arts and Creative Industries offers this innovative Bachelors in Television. In partnership with Edinburgh College of Art, this course has been accredited as a Skillset Screen and Media Academy one.
With links to industry in Scotland and beyond, this course reflects the dynamic and converging worlds of broadcast television, film, journalism and new media. This includes our key industry partner, STV, who offer student mentorship and work placement opportunities, as well as master classes, guest speakers and an end-of-year showcasing of students' creative projects.
As a student of this course, you will also have the chance to compete for a limited number of internship placements at STV, offering an invaluable opportunity to gain hands on experience in television and online production and get a head start in your career.
If you have already gained an 'HND: Creative Industries, Television' (or equivalent) this leads a pathway to progress to an honours degree for students who are interested in a practice-led course, motivated to build on and extend the skills and the knowledge gained at FE college and focused on the television and screen media industries of the future.
Keeping students' needs in mind, this course strikes balances between:
gaining professional level technical production skills
developing creative practice through teamwork - and individual project work, and
following academic studies which seek to analyse and investigate the complex and rapid contemporary changes in the creative media industries.
The BA Television course is structured so that students' individual qualities and interests are identified and developed. There are very close links with industry and with a range of practitioners involved in all aspects of television production. The teaching staff all have direct personal experience working in the industry.
You will graduate with technical skills in television production and research with an understanding of pre-production planning and scripting, filming on location and in the studio, video camerawork, post-production editing and sound recording. You will learn to plan and manage the creative, organisational and financial aspects of your projects. You'll develop professional communication skills, including presentation, and the ability to analyse your work critically at all stages of its creation.
Professionally accredited by:
This course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.
For more information see the Screen Academy Scotland website.