Media and Performance
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Performing Arts
UCAS Code: W400
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- Study with highly-skilled professional practitioners to create cutting-edge media and live performance in a vibrant city with a fantastic theatre, arts and music scene
- Study a course which has produced household names such as Jason Manford, Christopher Eccleston and Peter Kay
- Have the opportunity to engage with the industry through networking, masterclasses and a suite of professional development opportunities
- International students can apply
This course is the only one in the area combining vocationally focused learning opportunities in both media production and performance – live and recorded. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of performance skills and approaches from the experimental to mainstream live, TV and radio work. You will be able to develop your skills behind the camera or microphone and to analyse and reflect on your learning through academic study. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a versatile and resilient creative practitioner.
You will be able to choose from a range of options to pursue your own interests, including acting for camera, presenting, comedy writing and performance, radio performance and production, scriptwriting, media production and directing and producing. You will also have the opportunity to take part in video drama projects led by professional directors or staff members.
In your final year you can develop your own project, choosing from a wide range of performance and media areas. These could include devised or scripted live or recorded performance, an original film script, multimedia, stand-up, a ‘mockumentary’, documentary or a directing project.
We have excellent links with performance and media companies and professionals across the region and encourage you to make the most of the many project and networking opportunities offered to you during your time at the University of Salford.
We’re delighted to have officially opened our £55 million New Adelphi building with its 350-seat theatre. Find out more about this, and why renowned playwright Jim Cartwright has chosen the University as the new home for his theatre company, by watching the ITV Granada Reports feature.
As a Media and Performance student, you will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical performance projects. Assessment will be through a range of means including essays, presentations, in-class performance presentations, video and audio projects and publicly performed projects.
The core curriculum in year 1 will give you foundational knowledge and skills across the spectrum of media and performance. In year 2 you will study a combination of core and optional modules so that you can pursue your individual interests, develop your talents and explore new areas. In year 3 you will combine taught optional modules with your own project work, including practical research or a dissertation. As the course progresses from year 1 to year 3 you will be given support and guidance to enable you to work independently, to manage your time and to collaborate creatively with others. You will also attend a number of careers-focused masterclasses and presentations that will give you practical advice in many employment areas relevant to media and performance graduates.
You will choose at least one production module from:
You will choose either a Video Project or a Radio Comedy Project:
You will choose two of the following options:
You will do a research portfolio module:
You will choose either Dissertation or Practical Research Project:
You will also take the following double module:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.