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Television production students produce exciting new magazine chat show

Former and current BA Television Production students celebrate success of arts and creative industries at Middlesex with live TV production

Television Production studentsStudents from all years of BA Television Production came together to record a live TV programme in the Grove Building at Middlesex University on Thursday 19 January.

The magazine chat show, entitled MDX NOW, is a collaborative production focusing on the success of current and former students from across the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. Students took on a variety of different roles including presenting, operating cameras and controlling lighting and sound.

Kasia Mazur (shown in the below picture), a second-year television production student, was responsible for managing the lighting board - an important role that influences the look and feel of a production.

Kasia Mazur with the lighting switch board“Because the course is practical and hands-on, I’ve been able to build up a lot of experience working in lighting,” she explains.

Also working behind the scenes was Elvin Charles, a second-year BA Television Production student.

“As a camera operator, I need to be both patient and on the ball because rehearsals are two hours long and sometimes the director might go off-script during a live production, so it’s vital you constantly listen to what they’re saying,” he says.

Elvin charles filming “I learnt so much in my first year, including the need to work as a team – something that has been really useful when producing this show.”

Television production students behind the scenesMDX Now was coordinated by Dale Wightman (above, centre), Lecturer in television production, as a way to capture the hands-on and collaborative nature of the television industry the degree prepares students for.

“The course is very practical as we have a focus on getting our students ready for employment,” he explains.

“Projects like this are invaluable to a student’s personal growth and understanding of the energy and level of skill it takes to create a live television show.”

Current students were also joined by alumni including Alastair Watson and Jamie Nichols - both Middlesex performing arts graduates - who featured as guests and presenters on the live show.


Middlesex’s BA Television Production course is one of the most practical and career-focused television degrees in the UK, having been developed in close consultation with the television industry.

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