What will I learn?

Course description

Interested in an action-packed career at the cutting edge of outside broadcasting, live events and sports coverage? Featuring a foundation year to give you a strong platform for success in your studies, this distinctive degree includes genuine industry experience and all the skills and knowledge you need.

  • Start your journey with a foundation year if you feel you are not quite ready to join the three-year honours degree directly
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the engineering and technology behind broadcasting such as production, vision mixing, replay systems and signal distribution
  • Take some classes with our industry partner, Cloudbass: a unique opportunity to access industry-standard equipment and expertise
  • Benefit from working on a variety of real live broadcast productions with Cloudbass in your final year
  • Get involved in exciting media productions, from sports broadcasting and performance production to interactive displays and video creation
  • Learn from practising broadcast engineers for important and current insights into the profession

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including practical assessments, logbooks, exams, written coursework, group work and lab work.


When you graduate, you will be well prepared to work in a number of roles including vision mixer, broadcast engineer, audio engineer or live event producer. The direct involvement of a leading industry specialist in this degree means you can be confident you have the skills that the industry is seeking.

Which department am I in?

Department of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,045.00 (US$ 18,169) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020


Main Site

Kedleston Road,


DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold Advanced Placement Examination; Associate degree/Professional Diploma. Please refer the university website for standard and minimum entry requirements for each subject. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Derby offers below pathways course for this subject

About this uni

Gold-rated for teaching excellence and a top 30 university in the heart of the UK.

  • Top 30 in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • GBP 200 million invested in facilities in ten years
  • No.1 International Student Centre in the UK
  • Gold in Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework