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BSc Television Production Technology (top up degree)

Key Information

Delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University

One year full-time

Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham

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Introduction to the course

This TV top up degree will develop and hone your skills required to work across a variety of technical roles within the TV production process, covering the latest broadcast equipment and architecture, delivery standards, quality control, studio operation / management, and outside broadcast.

Your future career

Upon successful completion of our TV production top up degree, you will have the skills required to work in a variety of roles across the TV industry including production, post production, studio operation and standards control.


  • Industry-standard broadcast cameras
  • iMac suites
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Avid Media Effects
  • Pro Tools
  • Green screen
  • Brand NEW television studio

 Teaching & Learning

You’ll learn about a broad range of disciplines including areas such as 10-bit camera operation and workflow, Broadcast regulation, DPP Standards, Transmission, Studio Operation and broadcasting live from different locations. In addition you will complete a self-directed technology investigation on a subject of your own interest. You’ll also undertake a wide range of industry and work-related opportunities through live projects, Confetti’s Industry Week, guest lectures and work based learning.

On our TV top up degree  you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group tutorials, academic tutorials, workshops, presentations and pitches, visiting industry professionals, team working, and independent study.

What you’ll study on our TV top up degree

Technology Investigation (40 Credit Points)

This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake sustained investigation into a specific area of creative technology that builds on your previous knowledge, experience and skills acquired during levels 4 and 5. This module will allow you to explore critically a specific issue or area of personal interest within your chosen field allowing you to explore individual lines of enquiry connected to your career goals. You will achieve this by undertaking a self-initiated practical research project supported by tutor supervision.

Advanced Studio Production (40 Credit Points)

Working in a professional broadcast television studio you will apply the technology, principles and workflow required to operate and maintain a range of equipment in a television studio whilst working to the correct health and safety regulations.  You’ll also monitor and evaluate the performance of a range of technologies used within different television production environments.

Outside Broadcast (20 Credit Points)

This module introduces you to the broadcast systems that deliver programme content on location utilising outside broadcast technologies: providing, operating and maintaining all the technical systems used on an outside broadcast, such as communications, satellite links and radio cameras. You will be taught about the different aspects of this complex technical live production environment.

Broadcast Technology Workflow (20 Credit Points)

With the ever-increasing need to exchange vast amounts of content within and across boundaries there is the increasing emphasis on a set of common standards and specifications to ensure compatibility between broadcasters and independent producers. You will also be introduced to the concepts of a global production and post-production marketplace made possible by internet-led tools and services that is transforming the content creation process.