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Introduction to TV Production

Course information

This course will be running in the Autumn term. Times, fees and location to be confirmed.

Course description

Through practical experience this course introduces and develops the basics of short form film making, camera work, sound, presenting and editing — the fundamentals of TV production. Working independently as well as collaboratively, participants will create their own collective TV programme to inform their understanding of, and gain confidence in, the principles around which TV production operates.

The two core areas of practical learning will be in short form production and TV studio production. All students will be taught the practical requirements of making a short TV film and its completion in editing, and the working practices of operating in a TV studio, pedestal cameras, lighting, sound and studio gallery roles. The result will be the completion of a short, simple, but very exciting TV show.

This course would be an invaluable introduction for potential students wishing to study a media course at university, or provide current students with TV studio experience with a chance to build on their knowledge and enthusiasm for TV production and add some new skills to their repertoire.

Example course structure

  • Day 1
    Introduction to studio and equipment. Participants will become familiar and confident with industry-standard equipment and approaches.
  • Days 2 and 3
    Studio practice begins on this day, using gallery and studio floor equipment, vision mixing, lighting, cameras and sound equipment. Location filming will be introduced, covering the use of cameras, sound recording equipment, presenting and video editing basics. Studio teams will begin script writing and pre-production.
  • Day 4
    Filming and rehearsal day! Location crews will go out and shoot their short films, while studio teams rehearse their show and practise. Editing of films will take place in the afternoon.
  • Day 5
    The TV show will come together through a live studio recording. Final screening of all productions with congratulations and applause!

Course tutors

The course is taught by current KSA lecturers, who are professional creatives currently working within their specialism.

What to bring

A basic list will be sent to you a week in advance of the course start date. All other materials are provided by Kingston School of Art (KSA).

Booking information

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The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (e.g. for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.

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