MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK as the sun sets in the evening.

We're the only university to have a campus at MediaCityUK, one of the country's leading digital and media hubs.

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. 

 

Which courses are taught in MediaCityUK

Our undergraduate and postgraduate Film, TV and Media and Journalism degrees are taught at our MediaCityUK campus.

Did you know that...

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We're the only university to have a campus at MediaCityUK

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Companies such as the BBC, ITV, Kelloggs and more are based in MediaCityUK

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If you're a student with us you can get the 50 bus for free, to help you travel between our campuses.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words

We've taken that a step further and have created a 360 interactive virtual reality tour, so you can have a taster of the industry-standard facilities you can access once you're a student studying with us.

MediCityUK facilities

Specialist technical equipment

Depending on your course, our technical staff will support and teach you how to use our game-changing equipment so you can make the most out of your creative ideas.  

The Egg

The Egg suite is located within the heart of our MediaCityUK building. It's open to the public and is a dedicated space that can showcase interactive media within the area. Our students, staff and industry regularly take full advantage of the spaces engaging and interactive capabilities. 

The egg features a high-tech Christie Microtile wall, which is made up of 120 separate digital screens and can display extremely high-resolution videos as one large image or 120 separate images across the screen. 

An open and inclusive collaborative journalistic environment

The spaces include a TV studio, gallery, radio studio and dedicated teaching facilities.

The TV studio contains a state of the art news set, designed by our past Interior Design student Shaun Clark, and includes three HD cameras with teleprompters.

Adjoining to the TV studio is the studio gallery, where the Director, Producer, Sound Mixer and other members of the team will sit during news bulletins and productions, controlling all the action. This studio also can link up to the other two TV studios in the building based on the ground floor enabling live feeds.

Our newsroom has industry-standard, specialist video and audio production technology. Our journalism students use this space as their hub where they are able to simulate a full working day in a newsroom. Software includes Avid iNews, Avid Newscutter, Adobe Audition and QuarkXPress.

Our radio studio is dedicated to the journalism centre, and is one of three radio studios where you would be involved in all our radio news days. This space also features an Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) facility which allows quality inserts to be broadcast to radio stations across the world. The radio studio can also be lined without our other two radios station in the building.
 

Computer Suites

Our computer suite is equipped with licenses for all of the software we teach. Our students also have access to Linkedin Learning, which is a platform that can give you skills on how to use the systems that industry are using, so when you graduate you could have all the skills employers are looking for. This software is also available across all studio spaces.

Digital Performance Lab

This experimental performance/lecture space combines the technology of a TV Studio, the excitement of live theatre and visual immersive cinema – all in a double height space.

It is adaptable to cater for student lectures and conferences alike. Its technical infrastructure is that of a black box theatre, hard-wired over a grid at floor and ceiling levels, controlled from a fully equipped flexible control room with verbal connection via a digital intercom system.

  • One of Largest HD Screens in Europe
  • A capacity of 150-theatre style
  • The extensive fibre optic and digital network infrastructure within the DPL will allow for multiple high speed HD video and audio connections throughout the space with access to multicast enabled video conferencing technology.

Due to the technical investment, it can be used for computer gaming, animation, dance and accommodate specialist teaching, live performances and creative technology installations. It is particularly suited to research-led practice in creative media and new forms of digitally enhanced performance.

Adjacent is the ‘Green Room' with full changing and shower facilities – all of which ads to a true working live environment and fully contained studio facility.

Bookable rooms for one-to-one tuition

We have private bookable rooms, so you can talk to a lecturer or staff in confidence about any problems or ideas you may have.

TV studios

Our two fully functioning state of art TV studios are possibly the highest specification education studios in Europe. These are equivalent to those used by industry including BBC, ITV and Sky. 

You'll have access to use:

  • Full 1080 HD cameras and video systems with 5.1 surround sound mixing
  • Fully virtual 3D sets and Green Screen systems
  • A selection of world-class audio and visual systems as used by the BBC, Sky and ITV.

 

Borrow a laptop, lighting and camera equipment for free

Current students can borrow a laptop and other helpful equipment such as a DSLR camera using our easy-to-use digital system, so you can get on with your studies with peace of mind.

Media Tech Lab

To provide users with the ability to critically analyse, measure and view HD content in a multitude of formats, streams and ways, you will have access to a dedicated multi-functional research The main features includes:

  • 2K projector with large screen
  • 3D TV with 3D blu ray
  • 7.1 genlec audio monitoring
  • Multi purpose display
  • Blackmagic Ultrascopes
  • Sky HD
  • Omnitek waveform monitor and signal generator
  • Panasonic P2 Input
  • Mutli Purpose routing from around the building
  • Mutli I/O
  • Mac Pros

Video Editing Classrooms

Our video editing suites consist of 20 Mac Pros with connection to the Media Asset Management system.

Dual Screen workstations include NVIDIA 400 Cards & Blackmagic Cards and have access to a suite of software including Final Cut Studio 3, Smoke 2012, Nuke 6.3.4, Adobe CS 5.5, Da Vinci Resolve, and Autodesk Maya 2011.
 

Audio Production

The Audio Production suite consists of 25 Mac Pro digital audio workstations, designed for mixdown preparation, audio editing, sequencing, electronic music production, sampling and synthesis. Each workstation entails:

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Adobe Audition
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Propellerheads Reason and Record
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Sennheiser Headphones
  • Waldorf Microwave Synthesizer
  • Novation Nocturn keyboard
  • Avid MBox

 

Audio Post Production

Our Audio Post Production room consists of state of the art facilities and 16 audio/video production workstations to assist teaching and student work. The facility includes a vocal booth for recording voice-overs, an Avid Icon console and a Genelec 7.1 surround sound system. 

The Mac Pro workstations consist of:

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Gallery ADR Studio
  • Audio Ease Altiverb
  • Adobe Audition
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Propellerheads Reason and Record
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Apple Final Cut Studio
  • MXF4Mac AVC-Intra QT
  • Sennheiser Headphones
  • Avid MBox

Accessibility

MediaCityUK has been designed to cater for everyone's needs. The building has an exclusive disabled toilet, large format lifts, large dressing rooms, theatre and entrance and exits points - so you don't need to worry about getting around. Visit our partner disabledGO for more information.

How do you get to MediaCityUK

We've created a helpful guide so when you're traveling here you'll know which mode of transport you can use. If you have any questions or require a tour of the building please contact us