LIVE TV Studio Production Summer School

5th to 18th July 2020

In a rapidly changing world of media platforms, live TV studio production continues to be one of the most important. From news to daytime shows, shopping channels, chat shows and studio entertainment, live TV studio productions remain hugely popular with audiences worldwide.

This intensive two-week summer workshop is a fantastic opportunity to gain access to our industry-standard high definition multi-camera TV studios and experience what it takes to make a live TV show. Under our expert guidance, we will introduce you to a variety of live studio production formats, culminating in the production of your very own ‘live’ children’s TV show. Whilst we will give you some ideas and direction, ultimately the format, style and creativity of the show is up to you.

Outside of the studio you will learn about TV scripting, content research, running orders, camera cue cards and lighting plans; all crucial elements if your TV show is to be a success.

At the course’s conclusion, you will have a certificate of attendance, a credit for your CV, and your very own film to take home. Above all, you will be equipped to go forward with your own television projects in the future.

Depending on group size, you will have the opportunity to undertake several of the TV studio roles below: Presenter/Actor, Director, Producer, Production Assistant, Camera Operator, Lighting Director, Sound Director, Floor Manager and Vision Mixer

What's included

  • Introduction to all the roles in the TV studio with hands-on training for all students.
  • Introduction to TV script formatting, process and workflows.
  • Full use of TV gallery, with vision mixer, video inserts and Autocue.
  • Development of multi-camera techniques, operation and cue cards.
  • Introduction to setting up a TV on-screen demonstration (Blue Peter style!)
  • Field trip to a major UK film / TV studio.
  • A chance to visit Lincoln's galleries, museums, Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • Free weekends to explore Lincoln or catch a train down to London!

Why choose Lincoln

The University of Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. The award reflects our exciting teaching, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes.

Lincoln is ranked 17th overall in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and is a top 50 UK university in the Complete University Guide 2020. The institution is known for a pioneering approach to working with employers, which has been recognised with a Lord Stafford Award and Times Higher Education Award.

The University of Lincoln is home to world-leading researchers who are making profound contributions to their subject areas. From developing new medical technologies to preserving rare architectural treasures, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society.

Who should attend

The Summer School will suit students who are interested in TV studio production regardless of level or experience. From those about to take undergraduate or postgraduate courses in film or media production at university, to those already engaged in media production but who wish for an intense specialised opportunity to explore the art of creating exciting and immersive live TV.


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Course details

Dates: 5th to 18th July
Duration: 2 weeks
Fees: With accommodation £1,495, without accommodation £995

Extra information

The Summer School fee is £1,495 with accommodation and £995 without accommodation. For group discounts of 8 or more please contact

Fees for all students include course materials, use of specialist filming equipment and facilities, field trips, a welcome event, end of school gala buffet and lunch from Monday to Friday. We do not normally provide evening meals, as this is an opportunity for students to explore the many places to eat in Lincoln that will suit a variety of budgets and dietary requirements.

With accommodation option includes breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday and you must be over 18 years of age on the day the summer school commences.

Without accommodation option includes lunch from Monday to Friday and you must be over 16 years of age on the day the summer school commences.

All fees must be paid in full by Monday 18th May, 2020. 

Fees do not include flights, airport transfers or visa costs. Please allow plenty of time to apply for your visa.

All courses are taught in English, we expect you will have a minimum level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.