This course provides practical training in producing TV and radio shows. It also covers the academic study of the media, film and culture.
Broadcast Media Production BA (Hons) 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.
As part of your training, you will undertake a series of practical projects, making full use of the University’s TV studios, radio studios, editing suites and other facilities. In your final year, you will pitch proposals for a major project and then develop work and present it to a commissioning panel.
Practice-based modules include ‘TV Studio Operations’, ‘Radio Production’ and ‘Scriptwriting’.
The course also includes two core modules in ‘Media Studies’. You can choose additional theory-based modules from a list that includes ‘Film Studies’, ‘Asian Cinema’ and ‘Popular Culture Special Topic’.
The University is a very supportive environment and you will study with a like-minded peer group. We encourage you to be creative and to develop your own approach.
All students studying on-campus undergraduate media courses can take up a CV-enhancing work placement, a University-led industry initiative, or a professional and business development boot camp. *By the term placement, we mean we are offering you a taste of the industry which might last anything from two days to four weeks on a part-time basis.
In your second year, there is a compulsory work placement with a media organisation such as the BBC or one of the region’s production companies.
Our teaching is enriched by Sunderland’s cutting-edge research. We host the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS). In the latest Research Excellence Framework, Media research at Sunderland was rated as ‘world-leading’.
Please note: this course was previously known as 'Media Production (TV and Radio)'.
If you were interested in applying to our Television and Video (Level 3 Top-Up) course, it no longer runs. This Broadcast Media Production course is very similar and you can apply to study it as a Top-Up.
George talks about the experience of studying at the University of Sunderland and the facilities designed for students from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media: