Studying Film, TV and Radio at Salford

Students working in TV studio

Congratulations on your offer to study a Film, TV and Radio course at Salford

To help you get ready for studying this September, we've put together some information about how you will study your chosen course, what to expect in your first year and share answers to some of the top applicant questions.

Remember if you have any questions or queries about your application, you can email, or call us on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Top applicant questions - answered!

Are there any additional costs apart from course fees?

No, everything you need for your studies is provided. There are ample edit suites, cameras and equipment available to hire for free through our equipment store. You may wish to purchase their own laptop and hard drive, but these are personal choices.

Will there be networking events and opportunities to meet employers during the course?

There are many networking opportunities and we actively encourage all our students to take advantage of these whenever they can, whether this be simply introducing yourself to a guest speaker during a masterclass, attending RTS events that take place in MediaCity, or other such opportunities. Professional Practice, a module on Film Production and Television and Radio Production, for example, also requires you to undertake some work experience and this is an additional and invaluable way to begin to develop that important contacts list.

Will we get to see the ITV and BBC studios?

We have very strong industry links so there are many opportunities to visit but this will depend on their availability. We have many guest speakers from industry who regularly come to give lectures to students and many MediaCity based companies often offer work experience/ internships to our students.

What is a typical week like for a TV and Radio Production student?

Your week will have three taught sessions for each module. There are some variations, in your first year you will have three modules in semester one and two each will have minimum of three hour teaching a week. On top of this some may have additional sessions e.g. Radio Production which has additional studio sessions. In addition there are craft skills workshops open to everyone and run on a rolling schedule throughout the year. We also have other activities such as our in-house radio station, Quays TV and our MediaCity specific production unit.

Please note that the structure of our programmes may be subject to change and we cannot guarantee that this is exactly what your timetable will look like. 

What is a typical week like for a Film Production student?

In the first year you will be attending a range of classes that introduce you to filmmaking. In Semester 1 these are; Intro to Film Making, Intro to Scriptwriting, Intro to Film Analysis. In Semester 2 you will do; Cinematic Practice and Production, Intro to Producing, Intro to Film Theory. After the first year you can choose a variety of modules that will either help you on your career pathway or fulfil your interest in specific areas of Film Production.

Please note that the structure of our programmes may be subject to change and we cannot guarantee that this is exactly what your timetable will look like

Is the option of a semester or year abroad available on the Film, TV and Radio courses?

On some courses, you may be able to study one semester or two semesters (a year) at one of our partner institutions. These are in America, Australia and Europe. They include; Middle Tennessee State, Northern Ohio, Columbia College and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. We may also have exchange opportunities in Finland, Netherlands and Italy.

Is there guaranteed work experience at ITV or any other studios?

Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed work experience at any of the studios. However, being based at MediaCityUK means that there are opportunities generated for our students throughout the year. Therefore, this allows students to develop different skills needed for their future career paths. 

What have students gone on to do whilst studying these courses?

Many of our students have gone on to create inspiring pieces of work both as part of their study and once they have graduated, as well as securing incredible roles within the industry. 

Our Film, TV & Radio facilities include:

  • TV studios
  • Green screen facilities
  • Finishing and editing suites
  • Radio studios
  • Equipment stores
  • Computer suites
  • Recording studios
  • Library 
Offer Holder Days

Experience Life At Salford

If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Offer Holder Days. These will give you the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet the teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.