Whatever your area of interest and career ambitions we will help you to develop your knowledge and skills to become an effective media analyst and communicator.
Study Television at Bedfordshire and you will learn from experienced writers, performers, directors, academics, research students and alumni who present readings and seminars, and engage in cross-media, multimedia and web-based projects.
Dedicated Television facilities within the Media Centre will help you to develop your specialism.
You will work on Beds TV, our student television station, which incorporates the sports channel Bulls TV. You will broadcast your work, learn how to run a television channel and studios, and understand the business and compliance of broadcasting.
There's also our Youtube channel TV LaB which showcases all our best productions over the years.
We will encourage you to get involved with lots of activities to experience all areas of television.
You can gain work experience with some of our successful graduates, and each year we organise a high-profile networking event so you can meet industry professionals such as executive producers, production managers and talent mangers.
While studying television at the School of Culture and Communications you will have lots of opportunities to produce and perform your work, building your confidence and your portfolio.
Here are just a few examples of our students' work.
Three University of Bedfordshire students got to battle it out for the opportunity to operate a moving camera at a live broadcast of BBC Sunday Politics East. The show was broadcast live from the University in June 2016 with students taking on a range of roles allowing them to add a BBC credit to their CV.
Three Television Production students all wanted to operate the live camera and the opportunity was decided by a skills test, won by second year Shayn Dickens, where the BBC asked the three students to frame and focus shots under pressure.
As a Television graduate of the School of Culture and Communications you will join a growing band of former students who have gone on to have successful careers in the creative industries.
Carl Akkouh is a Shooting Director for Discovery Channel.
Akil and Kenneth scooped the prize for best student documentary at a national film awards. You can read the news article here
Jodie is a Production Co-ordinator for ITV, she has worked on prime time shows such as Piers Morgan and Dancing on Ice and is now working on X Factor.
Jodie chose Bedfordshire after coming along to an open day. “I really liked the course, I liked the lecturers who were going to be teaching the course and found them to be really informative. The facilities were great and I made it [the University] my number one choice.”
Stuart is a Sound Supervisor for BBC.
Katie Shore graduated from the Television Production course in 2013 before completing an MSc Digital Technologies. She is now a Production Assistant for financial broadcaster IG, directing and vision mixing live news.
You will benefit from regular masterclasses and workshops led by practising professionals giving you a clearer understanding of how the television works, whilst helping you to build connections with people in the industry.
Recent Television masterclasses have included directors, TV sound and technical directors from the BBC, QVC, Eastenders and Emmerdale.
The TV LaB is our Youtube channel featuring TV made by Television Production students at the University of Bedfordshire.
It was established in 2012 and is an archive of our best productions.
As a TV student you can work on live, recorded, single or multi camera, entertainment, drama, children's, magazine, corporate, documentary and music productions.