This freestanding, self-contained year, is open to any undergraduate student at the University at the end of Stage 2 or 3 (that is, between your second and final year, or after your final year).
The course gives you an unrivalled opportunity to spend a year working at KMTV, a commercial Ofcom-licensed television station. It’s a great way to add a year of real work experience to your CV while learning how to make content for TV, online and social media channels alongside experienced professionals.
Your assessments will include building a practical portfolio of content produced individually and as part of a team which will become your calling card to future employers.
If successful, when you graduate your degree title includes the words with a Year in Television and Online Broadcasting.
During the year, you will take a work placement module which involves regular shifts in various different roles at KMTV, learning how to work in a live studio environment and creating real content for different platforms. You will also complete your own project, which involves creating a programme for the channel. Your tutors will include full-time professional television producers.
No previous experience is required. You’ll have access to the Centre's kit room and will be taught how to use cameras, lights, sound equipment, editing software and how to run a studio as part of the course.
Fill in a simple application form to apply
The year is available to any University of Kent undergraduate student (Canterbury or Medway) who has completed Stage 2 or 3 of their degree in any subject.
International students wishing to add the Year in Television and Online Broadcasting will be approved on a case-by-case basis in accordance with UK immigration regulations and the University’s Tier 4 policy on Academic Progression and Change of Course. Students also need to be aware that they may need to return to their home country to apply for a new visa to add the year to their degree.