Sunday, 2 May 2010

Taking Television Training to Higher Heights

The University of Westminster Television training has topped the last three annual surveys of university media courses by The Guardian.

The outstanding programme covers media industries, audiences and culture, media theory, print, online and broadcast journalism as well as public relations television and radio production.

The Television course specialises in a range of production genres including Entertainment, Documentary, Comedy, Performance and Promotional shorts.

One of the Quality Productions by the Television students

All the production lecturers are industry professionals with experience in directing, producing and editing drama, music, arts and entertainment, childrens' television and factual programming.

The analysis part of the course is taught by lecturers whose published research was recently awarded the highest research rating in the UK. Through the analysis modules students gain an important understanding of how the industry is structured and how it is developing.

The course is designed to give students the experience of working on a variety of types of programme formats and in creating a wide range of content.

A typical second year for example includes collaboratively producing a multi-camera live music show in our purpose built studio, a documentary, a creative video, and two promotional shorts.

Television drama is a developing part of the course and students often work on shows in collaboration with other courses such as Commercial music and Journalism.

We teach production skills such as camerawork, editing, directing, production management, multi-camera studio operation, script writing, programme development and pitching.

As part of the course second year students can opt to spend one semester abroad.We have exchange agreements with Universities all over the world. The most popular are English speaking Universities in Australia, Canada and America.

As part of the course students undertake several work placements and internships. We believe that the nature of our coursework contributes to the high number of students being offered employment when they leave.