BSc (Hons)

Broadcast Media Technologies

Teaching & Learning

With equal emphasis on the technical and aesthetic aspects of broadcast media, this course will enable you to learn the process of shooting, directing, capturing, editing, adding post-production and motion graphics effects and publishing digital media for different platforms. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Explore the techniques required for recording and manipulation of sound and moving images.
Gain an understanding of design and visual aesthetics in broadcast media. You'll be introduced to the appropriate terminology, technical skills and basic visual awareness used in the creative industries.
This module will support practical learning by providing contextual background to common practices; including key industrial developments, jobs/roles and technological changes in the broadcast media industry. You'll learn the basic principles of academic research and ethical behaviour to begin functioning as an undergraduate academic researcher.
Gain technical production skills, and conceptual and practical skills in narrative storytelling. You'll develop broadcast media content from initial idea to finished product.
Develop the key skills and techniques required in the successful production, post-production, optimisation and distribution of audio content. You'll demonstrate your understanding of technical processes involved in delivering content online.
Explore the techniques required for recording and manipulation of sound and moving images.
Gain an understanding of design and visual aesthetics in broadcast media. You'll be introduced to the appropriate terminology, technical skills and basic visual awareness used in the creative industries.
This module will support practical learning by providing contextual background to common practices; including key industrial developments, jobs/roles and technological changes in the broadcast media industry. You'll learn the basic principles of academic research and ethical behaviour to begin functioning as an undergraduate academic researcher.
Gain technical production skills, and conceptual and practical skills in narrative storytelling. You'll develop broadcast media content from initial idea to finished product.
Develop the key skills and techniques required in the successful production, post-production, optimisation and distribution of audio content. You'll demonstrate your understanding of technical processes involved in delivering content online.

What you'll learn

This module will introduce the principles of post-production and the evaluation of practice. You'll begin to understand the processes involved in improving practice, through logging and sorting of your media, editing, colour correction, colour grading and audio editing.
Building on the skills developed in the Broadcast Graphics module, you'll learn to originate and communicate complex ideas using the principles of graphic design and animation for the broadcasting industry.
This module will introduce you to good practice in writing for broadcast. You'll learn the theory and practice of writing for broadcast, including: principles of journalistic writing, scriptwriting for factual broadcasts (news/doc), scriptwriting for fiction broadcasts (drama/light entertainment).
Demonstrate your employability skills by applying appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge within a professional broadcast media setting. You'll hone key skills in production, location shooting and post-production software. You'll also develop a problem-solving approach to client specification with an emphasis on creative thinking, presentation skills and team working.
Explore the design and production of live or 'as-live' video and/or audio content for online purposes. Using skills acquired in year one, you’ll research produce, disseminate and optimise original content online.
This module will introduce the principles of post-production and the evaluation of practice. You'll begin to understand the processes involved in improving practice, through logging and sorting of your media, editing, colour correction, colour grading and audio editing.
Building on the skills developed in the Broadcast Graphics module, you'll learn to originate and communicate complex ideas using the principles of graphic design and animation for the broadcasting industry.
This module will introduce you to good practice in writing for broadcast. You'll learn the theory and practice of writing for broadcast, including: principles of journalistic writing, scriptwriting for factual broadcasts (news/doc), scriptwriting for fiction broadcasts (drama/light entertainment).
Demonstrate your employability skills by applying appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge within a professional broadcast media setting. You'll hone key skills in production, location shooting and post-production software. You'll also develop a problem-solving approach to client specification with an emphasis on creative thinking, presentation skills and team working.
Explore the design and production of live or 'as-live' video and/or audio content for online purposes. Using skills acquired in year one, you’ll research produce, disseminate and optimise original content online.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

What you'll learn

This module offers the space and support for you to develop as an enterprising media professional. You'll learn business models and planning for media professionals, and you'll create a portfolio of existing and new work to develop opportunities to work in broadcast media.
Use the knowledge you've gained throughout your course to research, plan, design, create, publish and evaluate a substantial broadcast-based product to a professional standard.
-Develop and deliver live or 'as-live' broadcast media content in a setting which will normally be outside a traditional television studio environment.
This module offers the space and support for you to develop as an enterprising media professional. You'll learn business models and planning for media professionals, and you'll create a portfolio of existing and new work to develop opportunities to work in broadcast media.
Use the knowledge you've gained throughout your course to research, plan, design, create, publish and evaluate a substantial broadcast-based product to a professional standard.
-Develop and deliver live or 'as-live' broadcast media content in a setting which will normally be outside a traditional television studio environment.

Option modules may include

Use creative thinking to explore video techniques, for both hardware and software, in the development of visual content.
Create a finished, highly polished product, developing your ability to apply motion to visual content in a technically advanced and aesthetically appealing manner.
Grow your technical skills and confidence in working with audio. You'll produce a live or 'as-live' audio broadcast that uses ideas, concepts and pre-recorded and edited audio prepared during the module.
Research, identify and critically evaluate broadcast media production workflow and practice.
Enhance your understanding of an area/areas of teaching and learning in higher education and use creative technologies to develop and create a package of learning materials.
Develop familiarity with commercial photography workflows from concept to completion, with an emphasis on built environment and/or fashion photography.
Explore the tools, techniques and methodologies involved in creating effective data visualisations for communication of information.
Use creative thinking to explore video techniques, for both hardware and software, in the development of visual content.
Create a finished, highly polished product, developing your ability to apply motion to visual content in a technically advanced and aesthetically appealing manner.
Grow your technical skills and confidence in working with audio. You'll produce a live or 'as-live' audio broadcast that uses ideas, concepts and pre-recorded and edited audio prepared during the module.
Research, identify and critically evaluate broadcast media production workflow and practice.
Enhance your understanding of an area/areas of teaching and learning in higher education and use creative technologies to develop and create a package of learning materials.
Develop familiarity with commercial photography workflows from concept to completion, with an emphasis on built environment and/or fashion photography.
Explore the tools, techniques and methodologies involved in creating effective data visualisations for communication of information.