BA (Hons) Television

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Build on your existing creative skills and focus on a career in the television and screen media industries.

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  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Award:

    BA (Hons)

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

With links to the film and screen industry in Scotland and beyond this popular course strikes a balance between gaining professional level technical production skills and developing your creative practice through teamwork. On this Creative Skillset accredited course you’ll learn individual project work following academic studies that analyse and investigate the complex contemporary changes in the creative media industries.

Edinburgh Napier partnered with STV Edinburgh in 2015, allowing students the option to create original content for the channel and gain valuable experience. Television BA/BA (Hons) reflects the converging worlds of broadcast television, film, journalism and new media, providing a distinctive and high-quality undergraduate experience. Our award-winning course was nominated as one of the top three universities in Scotland for Film Production and Photography in the Guardian University Awards 2017.


This dynamic course is structured so that your individual qualities and interests can be identified and developed. Accredited through the Edinburgh Skillset Screen Academy, a partnership between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art, the course has very close links with the industry and with a range of practitioners involved in all aspects of television production. Teaching staff also have direct personal experience

Edinburgh Napier partnered with national broadcaster STV to launch STV Edinburgh in 2015.

Students will be involved in working with the new channel and will have the opportunity to create original content for it.

This course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the creative industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry. We also offer BA (Hons) Television through our partner, City of Glasgow College.

What you study

Year 3

  • TV Factual Production
  • TV Factual Research
  • Scriptwriting
  • TV Studio Presentation
  • TV Studies
  • Drama.

Year 4

  • TV Final Project research
  • TV Entertainment
  • Work based learning Dissertation
  • TV Research Portfolio
  • TV Final project
  • TV Professional Development.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

This course will prepare you for a position in the highly competitive creative and media sector. 

Often freelance in nature, the positions you’ll be pursuing could include: 

  • television researcher
  • television assistant producer
  • television director
  • new media producer
  • community project worker.

Minimum year 3


Pass HND in a relevant subject* with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Relevant HND subjects

*Television Production, Advertising and Public Relations, Creative Industries: Television, Audio Visual Technology, Creative Industries: Media and Communication, Film.

Other entry requirements

If academic conditions are met, after further scrutiny of the application, applicants may be invited to an interview/audition.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £13,900 £14,350

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