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Television BA (Hons)

(SCQF level 9)

Media, Creative Industries

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

23rd Aug 2021, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course covers broadcast television, studio and location work, research, scriptwriting and new media. You'll be well placed to apply for a limited number of competitive internship placements at STV and other local production companies offering valuable hands-on experience in video, broadcast, editing and online production.

    You should have completed two years of HND study, or equivalent, before beginning two years of further study leading to the award of BA Honours.   Direct entry to Year 3 allows further education students to succeed at university. 

    The course balances professional level technical production skills and research practice. We have close links with the broadcast industry and you will enjoy the expertise of visiting specialists covering all aspects of TV production and media content, alongside teaching staff, who have direct experience of working in the industry.

    Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to develop your development and production skills in drama, entertainment and factual.   Students and staff regularly update the course Instagram account - @batvcog

    Run in partnership with the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University, who have a first class reputation for excellence in practice-led screen courses, it is delivered at City of Glasgow College's outstanding industry-standard studio and production facilities and offers students a basic or honours degree in Television awarded by Edinburgh Napier University.

    You will be continuously assessed throughout the academic year, through both creative practical work and academic assessment, including essays, case studies and reports, as well as production documentation.

    If your application is successful you can apply for the STV and Royal Television Society (RTS) undergraduate bursary scheme.  In addition to funding, students attend networking and industry insight events, receive work placements and mentoring sessions, as well as the opportunity to establish a network of industry contacts.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 9. For more information on the framework visit:

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    Applications for this course should be made through UCAS.

    Additional selection requirements

    You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    Year three:

    • TV Factual Research.
    • TV Script-writing.
    • TV Factual Production.
    • TV Studies.
    • TV Drama Production.
    • TV Studio Presentation.

    Year four (some modules are optional):

    • TV Entertainment Production.
    • Final Project Research.
    • Work Placement.
    • Dissertation.
    • TV Final Project.
    • TV Professional Development.

    After the course


    After the course, you'll be prepared for an entry-level position in the highly competitive creative and media sector including production, directing, editing, presenting or researching.  

    Continuing Study

    You may also consider applying for further studies at Masters level.


    How the course is taught

    Course will be taught with a mixture of online, classroom and practical activity. 

    Assessment methods

    All submitted work is first and second marked by City of Glasgow College lecturers, validated by BA (Hons) Television programme staff at Edinburgh Napier and moderated by a shared external examiner.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      23rd Aug 2021
      End Date:
      6th May 2022
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome