Take a 'Year In' television with KMTV

Year in TV

Learn new skills and work in a nurturing environment with a professional award-winning team?

This freestanding, self-contained year, is open to students from the University and can be taken after 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.

What will I learn?

No previous experience is required. You’ll have access to KMTV studio and will be taught how to use cameras, lights, sound equipment, editing software and how to run a studio as part of the course.

During the year, you will take a work placement module that 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.

Key Information

What KMTV offer:

  • Teaching in a commercial television station
  • Learning on the job in what is often a hard-to-access industry
  • Boost your CV by creating a transferable portfolio of work
  • A friendly, nurturing, professional award-winning team
  • Networking with visiting professionals
  • Modern IT and teaching facilities are located amid the beauty of Chatham’s Historic Dockyard.

The Year in Television and Online Broadcasting is suitable for you if...

  • you are a current Kent undergraduate 
  • you are passionate about television and visual storytelling
  • you are interested in exploring a career in television
  • you want a unique opportunity to gain work experience in a competitive industry
  • and you are prepared to commit to working shifts as part of a professional team

Curriculum outline:

  • Work Placement: Gain approximately 430 hours of work experience at a commercial television during and build a strong portfolio of content
  • Television Production: Learn how to create live and pre-recorded video content using industry-standard kit and software
  • Media Ethics and Regulation: Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of content producers for television and digital audiences

KMTV was the perfect place for me to learn my trade as a TV Journalist

Joe Coshan On-Screen Journalist | ITV