Studying Film, TV and Radio at Salford
So you’ve applied to study Film, TV and Media, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions?
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 0161 295 4545.
Why should you study Film, TV and Radio at the University of Salford?
We're the only university to have a presence at MediaCityUK, one of the country's leading media and digital hubs.
Our graduates and alumni have secured placements and jobs at the BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Dock10 and more.
Our facilities include, among other things, several TV studios (which have previously been used by the BBC) and a number of industry-standard recording studios.
Computer suites and editing software
Media-specific library, equipped with film and media books to inspire you and help your learning
Technical equipment available to borrow for free, including laptops, cameras and recording devices
Listen or read our media student success stories
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. Students 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 MediaCityUK, or other such opportunities. Professional Practice, a module on Film Production and Television and Radio Production, for example, also requires students 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 MediaCityUK 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 Utter Radio (in house radio station), Quays TV and our MediaCityUK 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 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.
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.