Broadcast Television Courses Manchester | Creative and Digital Media | Training

Broadcast Television

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6283 Course Code: CR4217-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: FdSc/TB P301
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at

Institution code is M10 and course code is FdSc/TB P301.

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.

Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Fielden Campus

What's the Broadcast Television course about?

This course develops studio and OB skills, moving from single to multi-camera shoots. With an emphasis on a live production environment, it develops the specialist skills needed to work in an industry where production and workflow are converging, including the use of post production for editing and effects.

The course is broken down into three stages: pre-production, production and post-production. The pre-production stage of the course features an in-depth look into developing projects and researching ways of exploring and developing initial ideas. Time management plays an integral part in the course at this stage.

The production stage involves taking developed ideas and creating television content, using equipment and software to film and edit content. The production side of the course is used to explore software in conjunction with a computer environment to turn the filmed content into professional quality productions.

The post production stage gives students a unique chance to explore opportunities for publishing content. It also gives students insight into how to develop a proposal to gain funding and how to understand the different funding associations.

Our university level courses incorporate work experience and live briefs. This provides you with the opportunity to gain real work skills and develop relationships with potential employers

Subjects covered include:
- Studio operations
- Newsroom operations
- Live multicamera outside broadcasts
- Live drama/events
- Production management
- Directing
- Editing and post production

Assessment is continuous and consists of practical work, assignments, and project work.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

For students who want to study further, the college has strong relationships with local universities, which welcome applications from students of The Manchester College. Alternatively, students may want to enter employment or undertake freelance or agency work.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a media related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.


Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 21/09/2015

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year


Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.