MSc (one year full-time or up to three years part-time)
PgDip (nine months full-time or 18 months part-time)
MSc (16 months full-time or up to three years part-time)
PgDip (one year full-time or up to two years part-time)
You will learn advanced practical production skills alongside developing an understanding of the technologies that underpin future digital media and the production process. After all, digital media technologies are not just a tool, they are also a driver for creativity in many industries. You will learn a set of specialist skills across a range of future media technologies, including audio applications, social technologies, post production practices, and distribution of digital content. You will have live briefs working with industry during the course through your project work.
94% of our postgraduates go on to employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.DLHE 2010
This course has a mix of technological and production modules covering digital media technologies ranging from broadcast television to interactive media via mobiles. The engineering modules cover the skills and understanding used to create and deliver digital media content such as: broadcast engineering standards (e.g. sound and video compression and codecs for HD television) and multi-platform distribution (e.g. multimedia streaming over the internet and mobiles). Production modules encourage creative skills in: television, audio engineering, post production, social media and digital studio post production.
This course has both full-time and part-time routes over two 12 week semesters (plus the third semester or summer period for your dissertation for MSc students)
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.
Graduates from a degree discipline that contains significant elements of media technology and production.
International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.atas.fco.gov.uk/
There is an expanding jobs market in new media. Graduates go on to production jobs in television, audio, digital media and emerging technologies.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£922 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
We have four compatible digital audio recording studios centred around Protools LE and HD recording systems. Our Audio Suite is equipped with 40 PC workstations for music technology and audio work. Each workstation includes a hardware synthesiser, software synthesisers, audio interface, MIDI sequencer and music technology software including Reason, Reaktor, Pro Tools, Cubase and Audition. There is a 5 kilowatt public address system for sound reinforcement studies.
The specialist video facilities consist of a mixture of solid state HD and DV digital cameras with a number of dedicated PC-based non-linear video editing workstations connected to a server based storage system. Material can be edited using programs such as Final Cut Pro and the Adobe Production Premium package (including Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects). Finished material can be compiled onto DVD, Blu-ray or encoded into a multitude of codecs suitable for web applications such as youtube, or encoded for mobile devices. There are multimedia computer-programming suites to support the web site design studies.
There are also three Craft edit suites with industrial hardware and software; and television studios with HD cameras and green screen capabilities.