Explore Film, TV and Media at Salford

Media courses
A media degree at the University of Salford isn't just a certificate and a line of accomplishment on your CV. Our media degrees allow you to work with supportive, friendly and experienced professionals who genuinely care about how well you do.

At the University of Salford you'll learn new transferable skills, use our cutting-edge facilities, and you'll have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with a thriving Media community in Greater Manchester. 

We're also the only university in the United Kingdom to have a campus at MediaCityUK, one of the country's leading digital and creative hubs.. 

Got a question? We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Why should you study media at the University of Salford?

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In February 2020, our students won more Royal Television Society awards than any other North West institution.

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Our graduates and alumni have secured creative placements and jobs at the BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Dock10 and more.

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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.

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 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.

Are your courses on social media?

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

Animation students and staff also post content on their Twitter account.

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 edit suites, cameras and equipment. Students 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 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 Media 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; however, the subject you study at university doesn’t need to rule your future. With most degrees the skills you learn are transferable to other disciplines. The skills and knowledge you will gain from obtaining a degree could contribute towards a successful career. The School of Arts and Media work closely with industry to allow students to gain work experience during their studies. You can find out if your course offers work experience by viewing the CourseFinder webpage.

GET IN TOUCH

Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

EXPERIENCE OUR FILM, TV AND MEDIA FACILITIES

Our high-tech, sustainable and accessible MediaCityUK building is a north-west hot-spot for talent, academia, and technology which is supported by a thriving media industry in Greater Manchester.  

The space empowers interdisciplinary collaborative teaching methods and our blend of digital and traditional facilities has been designed with industry, to create a forward-thinking educational experience during your studies. 

MediaCityUK includes:

Computer suites and editing software for post-production, film production, VFX and animation work

Television and radio studios

A media-specific library, equipped with film and media books to support your learning

Technical equipment which includes laptops, cameras and recording devices that you can borrow for free

NO QUESTION IS A BAD ONE

Whether it's about the student experience in Salford, more details around industry placements, or how big our class sizes are - you can find out more by getting in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Student Life, Student Support, Accommodation and Finance

Student life

Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a creative, thriving, diverse city-region in the north-west of England and home to some of the most open and friendly people you'll meet. There's an entrepreneurial spirit with the School of Art and Media – we've got big ideas, and we make them happen.

Our main campus is just 2km from Manchester city centre, and our MediaCityUK campus shares a skyline with the BBC and ITV. Everything you need for an outstanding university experience. 

But we also know how to have fun – with some of the greatest sports, culture, and music scenes in the world. Salford and Manchester are home to anyone who works hard and plays hard.

Student Accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life, meet new people and immerse yourself in the student experience.

No matter whether you’re an undergraduate student coming to university for the first time, an international student, or a postgraduate student looking to live in halls, we’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - which was recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK by Student Hut.

See more about the accommodation options available, as well as information on our facilities for commuter students >>

Support and Wellbeing

We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times you need a little extra support to help you. Whether you need advice about accommodation, settling into student life, or want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing team, we are here to help.

Finance and Money Matters

When you come to university, it’s important to manage your money carefully. Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice on all aspects of student finance, whether you’re a current or prospective student.

Get more information about student loans, our support schemes and bursaries and help with budgeting >>

 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

We're always here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.