801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Adelphi Building, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Continuing Drama Production - University of Central Lancashire

This course enables students to learn the creative and technical skills essential to make TV drama; it is an accelerated 2-year honours degree that that leads to students filming and editing a TV drama that will be broadcast weekly for most of the year. A pub has been purchased for the interiors, such as a café, rooms in various houses, shops, etc, and an outside lot created where, along with many other exterior settings, the weekly dramas will be shot. A production room has been established that will be the base room for the students on the course, and a writer’s room has also been made available that will allow the production students to work closely with the writers as the scripts evolve each week. As well as developing TV production skills, such as filming, lighting, editing, etc, and realising these skills in the production of the broadcast dramas, students will also explore story-lining and scriptwriting, working with actors, design, managing production budgets, as well as developing other essentials such as team-building, leadership, mentoring and applying emotional intelligence within the workplace; these skills have all been identified by our industry partners as key to the current and next generation of TV makers. We have worked with industry consultants to ensure that graduates from the course have exactly the right attributes that TV production companies, such as the BBC, ITV and the major independent companies, are looking for; these attributes are in short supply at the present and missing from many degree courses. To make the learning experience as close as possible to the experience of working on a major TV production, UCLan has negotiated the broadcast of the weekly dramas with a local TV station - 12 months after you start the course your first drama will be broadcast and a further 35-40 episodes will follow during the next year. It is intended that students will also experience work-based placements in the media industries as well as components of the course being taught by industry professionals alongside our highly experienced TV production staff. Because this course is an accelerated 2-year honours degree, you will complete your studies in less time than if it were a conventional three-year degree; over the course of your studies this will save you money in fees, accommodation and subsistence costs, and upon graduation you’ll join the workforce, and get your first salary, a year earlier. You’ll still get 4 substantial breaks per year, each of 3-4 weeks duration, and the amount of work required of you each week won’t increase, but the course will run over a longer period than conventional 3-year degrees, into June-August.