Television Production Saturday Club
for Years 10 & 11

This FREE Television Production Saturday Club for Years 10 & 11 pupils, from 15th October to 5th November 2022, 10am - 2pm each Saturday at Maidstone TV Studios. Applications for this Saturday Club are now closed.

The Television Production Saturday Club is a 4-week programme where you'll plan, film and edit a News piece, all based at our facilities at the Maidstone TV Studios. You'll be taught how to operate industry standard cameras, work in a Green Screen Studio, Light an interview and edit it all together using industry standard software.

You choose the story; we teach you how to capture it!

Sessions will run over four consecutive Saturdays in 2022:

Week 1: Saturday 15th October, 10:00 - 14:00

Week 2: Saturday 22nd October, 10:00 - 14:00

Week 3: Saturday 29th October, 10:00 - 14:00

Week 4: Saturday 5th November, 10:00 - 14:00


AM: Following registration and Thrive presentation, we will explore what television news is and its important position in a wider mass-media context. Taking video examples we will identify news conventions, mise-en-scene and target audiences. We will then examine how a news story is discovered, researched and then filmed effectively. We will look at how presenters can write and present a Piece to Camera and how Voice-Over can enhance and support the pictures produced. We then look at how to conduct interviews exploring camera and sound as-well as interviewer technique.

PM: Basic camera and sound training to familiarize students with the skills used by professional film crews.


AM: Recap of last session. Introduction to the brief delivered in the form of an advertisement by a local television company to produce an example of a news programme aimed at a 14-18-year-old target audience. (See poster example). We research existing news programmes including ‘Newsround’ with a similar target audience and discuss how to improve the service.

PM: Split into 2 practical sessions: Green Screen fun & Filming the insert for final news show


Recap of last session to include selected play-back of some of the inserts already produced. (green screen / performance)

Health and safety recap especially if filming outside of base-room. 

Filming of all required content for final news programme edit.

Split into crews and presenters with support from instructors and/or UCA ambassadors.


Recap of last session to include selected play-back of some of the inserts already produced.

Split into crews and presenters with support from instructors and/or UCA ambassadors.

Final editing of news show.

You will need to bring your own lunch each day.

Please ensure you are available to attend all of the Saturdays listed above.

Applications are now open. Eligibility criterita can be found below as you scroll down. Please contact if you have any questions about our Saturday Clubs.

Disclaimer: UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend this activity at any time prior to the event.  In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.


Applications for this Saturday Club are now closed.

Event details

  • 15 October 2022 - 5 November 2022

    10:00 - 14:00 (GMT)

    Maidstone TV Studios

Useful information

UCA’s Saturday Clubs are suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio.

The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for young people to access free art and design tuition from a higher education institution to support them in the development of their portfolio of work. It's also designed for students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such an opportunity.

Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • are the first generation in their family to study at higher education level (e.g. Degree, HND, HNC)
  • are currently eligible for Free School Meals
  • come from a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (determined by postcode using POLAR 3 data)
  • are from a black or minority ethnic (BAME) background
  • are in, or have lived under local authority care
  • have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • have a disability
  • attend a KaMCOP or KMPF partnered school (a list of eligible schools is included below)
  • live in KaMCOP target postcode area
  • have not previously attended a UCA Easter or Summer School programme

Allocation will also be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level.

This information will be gathered via UCA’s Saturday Clubs application form and will be assessed by the University’s Outreach Manager and Outreach Officer.

Once the application deadline has passed, we will consider all applications against the priority criteria listed above to determine who will be offered a place. A decision will be sent in writing to confirm whether a place on the programme has been secured, and successful applicants will be asked to confirm their place in writing. Where the programmes are oversubscribed, unplaced applicants who meet the criteria outlined above will be kept on a waiting list and allocated spaces should they become available. UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend Saturday Club activities at any time prior to the start of the club.  In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform UCA staff via email as soon as possible so spaces can be reallocated where possible, by emailing

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