Course Details

  • The FdA Broadcast Production has been developed to give students as many opportunities as possible to create factual content in a wide range of styles and formats.
    The current multi-channel / multi-platform broadcast schedule covers factual formats from documentaries to reality and news to lifestyle programming and this course aims to give students the opportunities to work across these formats and produce a well-rounded show reel.
    This programme aims to provide a constant flow of mini briefs for creating factual content focused on developing practical production skills within recognised industry roles.
    The course is delivered over two years full time or four years part time.

  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for broadcast media and can work as part of a team.
    Entry requirements for the foundation degree programmes:
    • GCSEs at grade C/grade 5 or above in maths and English Language and
    • 64 UCAS tariff points
    Students that have passed a recognised Access programme will also be considered.
    The College considers applications from mature applicants who do not meet the standard minimum entry requirements. Suitability for foundation degree study may be assessed by interview.
    Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

  • The course is assessed with one assignment per module. Students are encouraged to be creative through all assignments but must meet a certain criteria given by the tutor. Development of report writing and self-awareness / evaluation of own skills are built into assignments to enable students to develop themselves.
    Examples of assessments include:
    • interview
    • review / tutorials
    • group assessment / critique
    • portfolio of project work
    • project presentations
    • personal development / digital diary
    • research

    You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University

    Having completed this course, students can either progress into employment or on to complete their degree in one more year.
    Students may choose to progress by application to the final year of the BA (Hons) Creative Media and Visual Communication (Top-up), BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice and Enterprise (Top-up) at The Manchester College, or a top-up degree course at other universities.
    • Students have gained employment within broadcast production industries and are able to apply for a very wide range of industry roles such as: camera operator, location sound recordist, editor, production assistant.

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  • Tuition fees and funding can be a little confusing, which is why we’ve put together a dedicated finance page to help you understand all your options. You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

    Fees, finance and funding page
  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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