TV PRODUCTION

TV Production

Overview

Television production and online entertainment industries are expanding globally. With more and more channels and online platforms emerging, audiences always expect new content. BA TV Production aims to develop students’ skills and knowledge in programme planning and production. It also strengthens their understanding of social media and the field of short videos, while providing a solide foundation in research theory within TV entertainment, short video production, social media, and communication.

The programme covers theoretical knowledge of productions and communications theory, encompassing various genres including reality shows, variety shows, game shows, and magazine programmes. These productions may be filmed on the spot or produced in the School of Film and TV Arts’ advanced TV studio. BA TV Production equips students with professional skills, knowledge and cutting-edge industry technology to help them achieve their career goals.

BA TV Production is an industry-focused programme that actively involves students in programme planning, pre-production, shooting, development, publicity, directing, and post-production of TV shows. Throughout your studies, you will learn the skills necessary for entertainment programme production and short video production. Additionally, you will gain knowledge about various platforms including television, the internet, social media, and more.

Why should I study TV Production at XJTLU?

  • Use state-of-the-art facilities, including a multicamera television studio, film studio, high-end edit suites, sound recording studio, dubbing and grading studio, and a 180-seat cinema;
  • Learn more about TV and online entertainment, and critically analyse your work and that of others within a creative context, where analysis and practice go hand-in-hand as you develop new content;
  • Follow industry best practices throughout the entire project lifecycle, from ideation, to commission, marketing, and distribution;
  • Follow media trends and incorporate short videos, social media creativity and content creation into teaching;
  • Learn from award-winning international staff and industry guest speakers, including experienced producers, directors and scholars;
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from China’s Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
Qualification,University of Liverpool,BA TV Production

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA TV Production programme, you will have:

  • full awareness of your creative potential as a content developer and programme maker;
  • the ability to apply your knowledge and expertise in the television and media industry;
  • knowledge of programme planning, project marketing, pre-production, and production;
  • the ability to research and critically analyse work from a market-oriented perspective;
  • practical communication skills for presenting professional work effectively; and
  • the ability to produce work informed by longstanding theoretical issues and local and global market trends.

The BA TV Production programme develops students' creative and critical thinking skills and applies them to programme production. Students create a range of television and streaming media shows in our industry-standard television studio, and produce on-location shows such as game shows and variety shows. The programme prepares students to work in television, new media, or further postgraduate studies.

Stephen Andriano-Moore

Programme director

Modules

*Programme modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Some people dream of becoming directors, some producers and others screenwriters. With the guidance and education provided by SoFTA, we are empowered to create our future and become 'someone' in our chosen fields. I have access to modern facilities, diverse classmates and inspirational teachers who not only teach me about TV Production, but also about life.

Celia Delvina Oeni

Student, BA TV Production

Careers

Graduates will be well-prepared for diverse positions in television, online platforms, and the broader media landscape. Our alumni work in various positions such as producer, director (location or multicamera studio), writer, camera operator, vision mixer, floor manager, advertiser, and digital media producer. Previous graduates have pursued careers in large media companies, continued their studies at top universities, or successfully established their own companies.

Careers