Work in state-of-the-art facilities at MediaCityUK
Collaborate on live industry projects with on-site media companies
Learn cutting-edge production and technical skills from industry practitioners
The digital revolution that has swept through the media industry over the past decade has made learning about television and radio production more exciting than ever before.
On this course you will learn how to find stories, research ideas and write scripts. You will learn how to find and produce contributors and content for TV, radio and other media platforms. You will undertake a series of skills workshops in camera and editing, radio recording and editing, TV and radio studio production and multi-platform online skills.
You will produce your own films and radio packages in factual, fiction and entertainment formats and use these to create content for other media platforms. You can choose to specialise in either TV or radio production and will produce a series of documentary, drama and entertainment projects within your chosen media. Alongside this, contemporary media theory modules help you explore the social and political impact of the changes in media production.
Our unique location at the heart of MediaCityUK means you will be perfectly placed to tap into a network of leading media companies ranging from the BBC and ITV to experimental start-up companies. You will have many opportunities to get involved with media industry live briefs and engage with professional media practitioners across a number of initiatives, events and projects.
BA (Hons) Television and Radio student Daniel on his final year film project being showcased at MediaCityUK.
The Global News Relay saw 11 universities from eight different countries (including the University of Salford) link up to produce 12 hours of broadcast news in March 2014.
You will study three modules in each taught semester. In each semester you will do a Production module where you will create video and radio content, a Media Theory module where you will study the academic perspective of media, and a Creative Practice module where you will explore a particular aspect of media craft. This pattern is repeated through the three years, deepening and broadening your knowledge until the last taught semester of your final year, which is entirely devoted to your production of a piece of TV, radio or multi-platform content.
Your first year will focus on the basics of both television and radio production and how to create content for other digital formats. You will learn how to find stories, research ideas and write scripts. You will learn how to find and produce contributors and content for TV, radio and other media platforms. You will undertake a series of skills workshops in camera and editing, radio recording and editing, TV and radio studio production and multi-platform online skills. You will produce two films and two radio packages plus online content in practical seminar-based video and radio production modules. You will analyse the social and cultural impact of digital media and explore the interdependent role of the audience and the text through lectures and interactive seminars in contemporary media theory.
In the second year you will continue to produce more of your own films and radio packages in factual, fiction and entertainment formats and use these to create content for other media platforms. You can choose to specialise in either TV or radio production and will produce a series of documentary, drama and entertainment projects within your chosen media. These production modules are based around practical seminars and project supervision. You will also have the chance to specialise by choosing from modules which build your skills and interests in a particular area of media production, theory or technology. These range from web design to scriptwriting, to audio post production.and production management.
In semester one students choose one theory and two practice based (production or creative practice) modules from the available module options and in semester two students choose one theory and one practice based option. All students complete a professional Practice core module in semester two alongside their option choices.
In the final year you will consolidate your learning in media theory, and have the opportunity to deepen your creativity in a specific area of media practice. You will be expected to apply your production skills on an industry project either through a work placement or by collaboration with one of our media partners. You will be given the time and expert support to make a television or radio project, with an accompanying multi-platform offering, which will then act as your calling card to potential future employers.
In semester one of the third year students choose two practice based modules and one theory module from the available module options. In the second semester of the third year all students complete a Final Year TV or Radio Project.
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.
|University of Salford International Foundation Year||IFY applicants who wish to progress to this course on successful completion of the IFY will be considered. A portfolio of relevant work and/or evidence of relevant media-related experience is essential.|
|Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)||Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications.|
|GCSE||English and Maths GCSE grade C|
|UCAS tariff points||112 - 128 points|
|GCE A level||BBC-ABB General studies not accepted|
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM in media production|
|BTEC Higher National Diploma||Media Production or Performance may be considered for 2nd Year entry. Overall Merit/Distinction profile required.|
|Foundation Degree||If you have a relevant Foundation Degree, you can join the programme at year 2|
|Scottish Highers||112 - 128 points. Media Studies at grade B.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||112 - 128 points. Media Studies at grade B.|
|International Baccalaureate||31 points, to include Media.|
|Access to HE||Pass level 3 QAA approved Access Diploma. To include Media and Cultural Studies.|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Beth Hewitt the Director of Admissions for further information.
Teaching is delivered through practical seminars, demonstration workshops, discussion seminars, large group lectures, small group supervision, personal tutorials, and online learning.
The tutors on this course are largely industry experienced or industry active or leaders in their field of academic theory.
Assessment is through practical project work and formal written essays. There are no exams.
You will work to create your own individual television or radio productions, as well as collaborating with others on team projects.
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Your skills in media production and opportunities for industry engagement will put you in a strong position to find work with a range of media employers.
Recent graduates have gone on to be producers, directors, presenters, reporters, camera crew and editors for a range of media companies including the BBC and ITV.
Graduates from this course should be well qualified to find work with television and radio production companies as well as other digital media organisations.
Your production and technical skills, across a range of media platforms, will be highly desirable to the growing digital economy as large corporations, public sector and charitable organisations, and new multimedia companies seek to enhance these areas of their business.
The range of transferable skills developed on this course also make you attractive to marketing, advertising, retailing and other service-led industries.
Find out more about the University's Quays TV news studio facilities at MediaCityUK.
Our location at the heart of MediaCityUK means that we are ideally placed to foster links with TV, radio and other media companies. You will have the opportunity to work on creative projects with media production companies, and may be offered work placements with our industry partners.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
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This course benefits from the brand new state-of-the-art facilities at MediaCityUK. These include a 5-camera HD TV studio, a 3-camera HD TV studio and a digital performance studio with full green screen capability. There are two radio studios, and 5.1 surround sound audio post production theatre, Audition v3 audio editing and Final Cut Pro and Avid software-enabled suites throughout the building.