TV career tips

A career in Television can be very exciting, whether you’re in-front of the camera or behind it.  

You could help introduce audiences to brand new British drama, comedies, documentaries, the list is endless. Get involved with commissioning, producing, scheduling and broadcasting the content and much more! Funding information below:

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Find out more about the available opportunities available in your area, that you can get involved with, today.

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WORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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DEGREE COURSES

Having higher education always adds an invaluable contribution to you as an applicant in any search for employment. The ‘education’ section adds 35% of the importance to your CV. If you have an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree you are much more likely to be invited for a job interview. An average cost of an undergraduate degree is £9000 for Home/EU applicants and £11000 for overseas applicants.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

TV Drama Production Courses
University of Salford

Film and Television Production
University of Bradford

Film and Television Studies
Manchester Metropolitan University

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeship is one of the ways to get into the industry, combining the benefits of university education and full-time employment, while receiving compensation for your work, unlike most internships.
Being an apprentice in an exciting way to receive valuable i
ndustry experience and is a great opportunity to build a strong foundations for your career.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

ITV Apprenticeships
ITV Careers, MCR

BBC Trainee Schemes
BBC Apprenticeships and Training

Not Going To Uni
Apprenticeships in Manchester

NORTH WEST

Events  Visiting some local events can also be useful and educational without having an element of fun taken away. Events are a great way to network and meet other people that are also interested in the same sectors as you and make new friends. Networking can also be a great way to find local job opportunities. There are some exciting events for TV students and enthusiasts across the North West of England, UK.

Please click on the links below to explore further information:

Royal Television Society
Socials, Workshops and Masterclasses

MPA Inspiration
TV Networking Events in Manchester

Women in Film and TV 
Events, Industry News and Jobs

SCHOLARSHIP

Full-time education requires a large investment. Even though there are instalment payments and student loans available, it may be difficult to come up with large sums or pay off a piling student debt. Being awarded a scholarship looks good on your CV and saves you the trouble of having to give up a slice of your future salary to repay your loan for education. Below are few links that should help you get started on your way with costless education:

National Film and Television School
NFTS MA Scholarship Programme

BAFTA
UK Scholarships Programme

Warner Bros
National Film and Television School

VOLUNTEERING/CASTING

Volunteering is a good way to keep yourself busy and get  local industry experience while studying. Although you don’t get paid, it looks good on your CV and prepares you for paid work. Casting, on the other hand, gives an opportunity to be on the camera and get paid for it, but it is normally a one off or short term opportunity. Nonetheless, it is a good way to practice your acting and get some extra income. Click on the links below to discover more:
 
New England Film
Mixture of Paid/Unpaid Roles Film/TV
 

Production Training Scheme 

Mandy.com
UK – Auditions for Television

REST OF THE UK

Other than events, there are plenty of festivals, showcases, workshops, talks, training fairs and open door/walk-in sessions in England. They all offer a great opportunity to combine training, networking and leisure while walking the path towards your dream career. Most of them offer free entrance, which makes it worth your while and hedges you from disappointment. TV Connect is our personal favourite and we recommend visiting it:
 
TV Connect
World’s Leading Event in Connected Entertainment
 
Want To Work in TV?
Useful Links For TV Related Info
 

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Some Of The Highest Paying Roles

Talent Agent | Multimedia Artist and Animator | Cinematographer and Director of Photography
Construction Manager | Art Director | Actor | Film and Video Editors | Screenwriter | Director | Producer