Faculty Transitional Studies | Silent Cinema | Screen Skills 1 – Location | Telling Stories | Hollywood Cinema & History of Television | Practical Masterclass | Screen Skills 2 – Studio Personal Project
BA [Hons] Television
Named by Variety Magazine in 2020 as one of the world’s top film schools, the National Film School at IADT has excelled in teaching television for over 30 years.
The NFS provides you with a challenging and creative environment to develop the practical and critical skills necessary to realise your story telling abilities. Learn in state-of-the-art studios under the expert guidance of our award-winning lecturing team and be ready to work in this evolving industry. Graduates work in all sectors of the industry and have won or been nominated for many international awards and festivals.
Documentary and factual storytelling are key elements: this course is concerned with the world around you, telling other people’s stories and developing your own voice.
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What will I do?
- Gain a broad technical and multi-platform media education
- Learn practical production skills in single and multi-camera television and mixed media content creation
- Get a thorough understanding of the modern media landscape
- Specialise in particular discipline areas including: production/direction, camera and sound, or post production (Year 3)
- Gain an industry-standard level of training in single camera factual television, documentary, and multi-camera environments
- Learn all modern online, emerging and traditional distribution modes
- Learn to be socially conscious and curious about the world and issues that affect people
- Learn multiple forms of storytelling, multiple media, and the different techniques required by modern content creators
- Work industry placement takes place in Year 3 and informally throughout the four years
- In year 2 & 3 opportunities to study abroad exist through our Erasmus Programme
- 60% of modules are shared in full or in part with BA [Hons] Film
Graduate work 2019
What modules will I study?
Visual Culture – Exploring Visual and Material Culture | Documentary Development & Production | Television as Politics | Society and Media | Faculty Elective | Studio Broadcasting and Audience | Television Production
Comparative Politics and Society | Design Research Proposal | Television Drama | New Ways of Seeing | Thesis Research and Preparation | Business & Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice | Professional Practice and Placement.
Work industry placement takes places as part of the Professional Practice and Placement module
Minor Project | Thesis | Major Project
What will I be able to do when I graduate?
The programme is distinguished from others in this area by its focus on a synthesis between all media and a professional learning environment modelled on simulated real-world experiences. Professional pathways exist in the audio-visual, web and screen industries. Graduate employment opportunities exist in: television, online content providers; the broadcast media; advertisement agencies; production facilities; company in house production facilities; and corporate and state bodies.
Pathways for taught and by research postgraduate programmes in film and screen arts include: MA in Screenwriting, MA in Creative Production + Screen Finance, Viewfinder international Joint MA in Cinematography and KinoEyes international Joint MA in Filmmaking.
Graduate work 2018