From Film, TV and Radio Production to Film Studies, and Digital Video and Marketing – if you’re interested in Film, TV and Radio, at the University of Salford we’ve got you covered. 

We’re the only university to have a campus at MediaCity, one of the country’s leading digital and creative hubs. That means when you study with us, you’ll be surrounded by the BBC, ITV and over a hundred media companies.  

We’ve designed our Film, TV and Radio courses in partnership with the industry to ensure the skills you learn with us are relevant and transferable.   

You’ll be able to specialise in the areas that interest you, undertake live briefs and real-world assignments, and learn from tutors who are experienced in a whole range of jobs in the industry. 

At the end of it all, you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work and the confidence you’ll need to make an impact from day one of your new career. 

Read on to find out what courses we offer, and where they could take you.  


What Film, TV and Radio degrees do we offer?


Undergraduate Film, TV and Radio degree courses

Spend three years exploring the areas of film, TV or radio which interest you. You’ll gain an understanding of the general skills you’ll need, and as you progress you’ll get the chance to shape your degree how you want to.


You can also explore our Creative Digital Media and Gaming Courses


Postgraduate Film, TV and Radio Courses

These courses will allow you to build on your undergraduate and work experiences too far, to further develop your skills and job prospects in a specific area.

You can also explore our Creative Digital Media and Gaming Courses

Film, TV and Radio courses FAQs

Will there be networking events and opportunities to meet employers during my studies?

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 encourages students to undertake some work experience and this is an additional and invaluable way to begin to develop that important contacts list.

Are your Film, TV and Radio degree courses on social media?

Film production students and staff regularly podcast and post content on their Instagram channel.

Our students also podcast on Spotify.

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 MediaCityUK based companies often offer work experience/internships to our students.

Are there any additional costs apart from course fees?

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

What is a typical week like for a Television 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 Utter Radio (in house radio station), Quays TV and our MediaCity specific production unit (ICZ).

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 Professional Practice and 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. In your week you will be attending a range of seminars and workshops and spending time completing your assignments and filmmaking.

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

On some courses, you can do 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 also have exchange opportunities in Finland, Netherlands and Italy.

How do I know which course to pursue?

We understand that choosing a degree can be difficult. Start by thinking about which area of film, TV and media interests you, and what job you can see yourself doing in the future. You’ll then be able to see which of our courses match up best with your ambitions. 

However, it’s important to remember that with most degrees the skills you learn are transferable to other disciplines and when you graduate with us, you’ll have learnt a full range of skills to prepare you enter this fast-paced industry.  

Which influential alumni have graduated from your Film, TV and Radio degree courses?

Many of our graduates and alumni have shaped successful careers within the film, TV, radio, media and creative sectors. One of which is Rob Bagshaw, a proud graduate from the University of Salford. Read Rob’s story from how he went from a student to TV Executive. Another is Adam Simcox whose work was bought by Netflix.