School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Media
UCAS Code: HW64
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9250 per year
International - £14,400
- Students were 100% satisfied with their course (NSS, 2015)
- Merge engineering theory with production know-how and practical course work
- Opportunities to learn cutting-edge technologies from industry practitioners and to work on industry live briefs
- Based at MediaCityUK
- International students can apply
The rapid growth in communications, High Definition 4K and UHDTV, the internet and mobile technologies has created a demand for graduates with broad technical skills, specifically in operational areas, systems design, broadcast engineering and networked media technology. This course will enable you to learn the theory behind video, audio, IT and IP practices which lay the foundation for a variety of technical industries including broadcast and cinema, radio, TV and internet-delivered media.
This course combines engineering theory with production know-how. You will learn about the principles and functions of video, audio and multimedia systems while gaining core skills and knowledge in electronics, design systems and the technical characteristics of Digital Cinema, standard definition and High Definition and Ultra High definition Television. You will also learn about the requirements for radio and TV broadcasting in Britain and Europe by completing a project on a technology area of your choice.
The course has an impressive employment record in broadcast technical operations, broadcast engineering and systems design. Students gain work as broadcast engineers in transmission and distribution companies or in systems design companies as proposals engineers, technical sales, engineering or project management. There are multiple generations of our graduates working with and for each other in a number of leading broadcast companies including the BBC, SIS, TSL, Blackmagic design, MTV Networks, Newtek, ITV.
The Media Technology programme has full accreditation by Creative Skillset, giving industry and academic recognition to the programme and its contribution to the sector.
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BSc (Hons) Media Technology student Adam on his final project to design an outside broadcast truck for the World Cup, exhibited as part of the Create@Salford Festival at Salford's MediaCityUK campus.
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Final year BSc Media Technology student Daniel on his project being shown as part of the Create@Salfrd Festival at MediaCityUK.
BSc (Hons) Media Technology graduate
“This course gave me a good grounding in all areas of television engineering thanks to the wide range of modules available. As an uplink engineer for news gathering companies, in the heart of Baghdad or Kabul, the most useful tools have been the ones given to me by the University. The course didn’t just give me a degree and through that a job, but also it gave me several very good friends that work in the industry and the know-how to get jobs in a very competitive field.”
The Media Technology degree course offers a common first year of topics and lecture material. This establishes the foundations and core elements to the work that will be undertaken in your second and third years.
In year 2 on Media Technology you will be focusing on broadcast engineering, technical operations and systems design.
In year 3 you will complete an Honours project on a technology area of your choice and will learn about the requirements for radio and TV broadcasting at present in Britain and Europe.
- Audio Theory and Practice
- Video Electronics: Theory and Practice
- Studio Practice and Design
- Web Design and Internet Technology
- Media Technologies Evolution and Implementation
- Communications and Maths for Engineers
- Studio Operations
- Transmission and Signals Theory
- Media Workflows for Broadcast and Cinema
- Acquisitions and Tapeless Workflows
- Studio Operations and Production Techniques
- Introduction to Systems Design
- Major Project
- Systems Integration
- High Definition in Cinema and Outside Broadcast Production
- Sound Design for Broadcast and Cinema
- Streaming Edit Workflows for Broadcast and Cinema
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.