When you study Journalism with us, you’ll get access to industry-standard facilities in our MediaCityUK building. The facilities are geared towards helping you harness your creativity, with everything from TV and radio studios to multimedia newsrooms. Not sure how something works? Don’t worry, our team of experts will ensure you'll get the most out of using our Journalism facilities at the University of Salford.

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Our Journalism facilities

TV News studio

A state of the art news set, including three HD cameras with teleprompters.  This studio also can link up to the other two TV studios in the building based on the ground floor, enabling live feeds. With our new industry-standard technology 'LiveU' our students and staff can 'go live' from any location.

TV studios

Our TV studios are industry-standard, so much so that they are actually used by the industry. The BBC have used them for a variety of broadcasts, such as the Olympics and Christmas music concerts, and they’re equipped with the same audio-visual systems used by the ITV and Sky too.

The studios have green screen facilities as well as basic props so you can design and build sets for a range of projects, from game shows to news broadcasts.

All these studios link to our control rooms and the feeds can either edited in the control rooms and transmitted live, or saved and edited at a later date.

They contain eight Sony HXC 500 HD broadcast cameras, a Sony DWX wireless microphone system and a ETC ION Lighting Desk with robotic lighting. Not sure what that all means yet? Don’t worry, at this point you just need to know that it’s a similar set up to that used by the BBC, ITV and Sky, so when you secure your first job at a broadcaster, you’ll feel right at home from day one.

 

Newsroom

You’ll use this space as a hub to simulate a full working day in a newsroom, covering breaking stories. Software available includes Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, InDesign and Avid Media Composer, all of which is used by the industry. 

Radio studios

 If radio is your area of interest, we can offer you three cutting edge studios which have been used for live contributions to shows on talkSPORT and Capital.

They’re equipped with Studer OnAir 3000 mixing desks and mirror the hardware and software set up in the BBC’s radio studios.

Finishing and editing suites

Our dedicated editing suites will allow you to learn and excel in all elements of post-production work. They feature 4K monitors and 5.1 surround sound systems (so you can pick out all details of your work as you create your masterpiece) as well as all the software you’ll need and use when you start your career.

This includes Avid Media Composer (used for editing much of the broadcast TV you’ll see), Da Vinci Resolve (used for colour finishing across a range of TV programmes), as well as Adobe Creative Cloud.

Equipment stores

Cameras, lighting kits and mics – they’re all essential to media production. But don’t worry, you won’t need to spend thousands of pounds to get the set-up you need – we have a fully equipped equipment store available for you to use and take out industry-standard kit.

From the Panasonic VariCam (used to film Netflix shows such as Ozark and Orange is the New Black) to the ARRI Alexa (as used on The Mandalorian) and host of other kit from companies like Canon, AKG and Sennheiser, you’ll be able to shoot and record on location in the high quality you need to bring your vision to life.

 

Read through our Journalism facilities FAQs

What are the opening hours of your Journalism facilities?

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How accessible are your facilities?

Our rooms, buildings and spaces have been designed to cater for everyone's needs. They have disabled toilets, large lifts, large dressing rooms, and accessible entrance and exits points, so you don't need to worry about getting around. Visit our partner, disabledGO for more information.

How accessible are your facilities?

Our rooms, buildings and spaces have been designed to cater for everyone's needs. They have disabled toilets, large lifts, large dressing rooms, and accessible entrance and exits points, so you don't need to worry about getting around. Visit our partner, disabledGO for more information.

How do I view and get to your facilities?

Our highest priority is to ensure that we’re following the government guidance to keep you safe on campus. This means that you may not have an opportunity to visit our campus; however, through our virtual tours, you could virtually visit our Peel Park campus.

When the government guidance changes and you can visit our campus you can travel to our Peel Park campus:

By rail

The University of Salford has a dedicated train station, Salford Crescent. Direct services run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston and Lancaster.

By bus

Staff and current students can get around campus for free using the 50 bus. The number 50 runs every 10-15 minutes between East Didsbury and MediaCity via our Peel Park campus. You can also get to us by using services 8, 12, 26, 31, 32, X34, 36, 37, 38, 50, X61, 67, or 100. 

By car

The New Adelphi building is located in the Peel Park Campus just off the Crescent (A6). The closest campus carpark is Irwell Place car park. There are Blue Badge spaces on campus closer to the building.

Parking is chargeable 7 days a week between the hours of 9am – 6pm. After 6pm, parking is free. Please note: all university car parks us the PayByPhone App, Irwell Place has an optional Pay and Display machine.