When making the decision to pursue a university education with the goal of working in the broadcast industry, there is no shortage of choices. Below are a selection of highly regarded courses as a taster of how you might go about establishing your career.

Brunel University

Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (formerly Broadcast Media, Design and Technology) BSc

Highly skilled, innovative, and exceptionally imaginative professionals are required to be fluent in the creative use of emerging digital media technologies and tools. This includes advanced titling artists, motion graphics designers, and visual effects experts and interactive technologists for Film and Video, TV, post-production, and virtual production environments. (Copy taken from the Brunel website)


MA/MSc in Broadcast Futures

Develop and challenge your understanding of key processes that will expand and push at the extreme edges of current knowledge in analogue and digital media, linear and non-linear broadcast, media content, production and intellectual property. Explore the impact of emerging technologies such as: S3D; ultra high definition (UHD) 4K; super high definition (SHD) 8K; pre-production; production and post-production workflows; global distribution; media acquisition; storage and archiving; meta-data, and changing broadcast paradigms. (Copy taken from the Ravensbourne website)

Broadcast Systems Technology BSc (Hons)

This professionally recognised, practical course will prepare you for working with broadcast engineering systems. Working with some of with the fastest developing and advanced technologies, from TV cameras to satellites and digital transmission systems, you will gain an understanding of television, radio and media technology. With state-of-the-art HDTV industry facilities and a proven track record for graduate success, this practical course will give you the edge. (Copy taken from the Ravensbourne website)


Software Engineering

With the shift from traditional broadcasting to VOD and Content on demand, the need for skilled software developers continues to grow.

This course is aimed at software developers and programmers. The course’s main theme is software development using the object-oriented paradigm. If you do not have a formal computing background, this course will give you greater skills and understanding of the development of software applications, from initial requirements through to implementation, with an emphasis on programming. (Copy taken from the Westminster website)


Computer Networks BSc

Students have the opportunity of completing Cisco CCNA certification courses during this degree course at the BU Cisco Certified Local Networking Academy. (Copy taken from the Bournemouth website)

Digital Effects MA

For successful well-rounded artists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, all keen to transfer their existing knowledge and experience into the subject area of Digital Effects. (Copy taken from the Bournemouth website)

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