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Television and Radio Production

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

General Studies not accepted. To include specific subjects; Media Communication and Production.

AS levels are accepted in combination with Level Three qualifications; including A-levels and BTECs.( at Admission Tutors discretion only)

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. To include specific subjects; Media and Cultural Studies.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

To include specific subjects; Media.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points to be obtained through 4 Higher Grades Media Studies is highly desirable.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

UCAS Points tariff 112-128 To include specific subjects; Media.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. Media Studies is highly desirable. To include specific grades AAAA

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. Media Studies is highly desirable. To include specific grades AAAA

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Minimum number of A2 subjects or equivalent - 2 General Studies not accepted. Applicants not taking A2 Media will have to demonstrate commitment to the study of media by other means; specifically, the personal statement should demonstrate sufficient and relevant media-related experienced.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Radio production

Television production

If you have a passion for producing audio and video and for communicating with an audience, then this is the programme for you. Taught by existing and former broadcast professionals and renowned media academics, this degree offers all the skills, aptitude and abilities for you to enter the broadcast industry with a confidence and ability.

Perhaps you’ve already got your own radio podcast about your favourite football team, or you’ve always wanted to make TV drama or write the script? Do you have a burning desire to tell people’s stories through documentary, to direct a studio show, production manage a large production and, overall, have a hunger to develop the skills required to make the best content, as a future professional? Or perhaps you just love the idea of studying the theory that underpins all of this? You may be headed in the direction of TV and Radio production, or you may just want to do audio and video production brilliantly on another platform. And, if you don’t yet have any experience but have all the ambition, the course starts at a place everyone who meets the entry requirements can begin their exciting journey.

On the BA TV and Radio Production programme, you’ll learn how to find great stories, develop your ideas, pitch and present those ideas, write scripts, research, pre-produce and produce your ideas whether this is for radio or tv, or another audio or video platform. There will be opportunity to take on real-world briefs from industry as part of the course. You can develop your craft skills in camera and lighting, studio production, editing, creative audio or the skills necessary to manage productions. You can also go the theory route where you critically underpin practice with academic rigour. Crucially, following the first year, YOU will choose your own pathway through the programme to specialise in TV or Radio, or to study a mixture of both. You can also select a mix of production, practice and theory to suit your interests and abilities. And, all the way through, you will have the opportunity to make your own programmes and films or podcasts, radio shows, studio shows, dramas or documentaries. The three years of content production lead up to a final major project: either an ambitious production that can be your calling card for industry or a media theory dissertation for those wishing to pursue the more academic route.

Our unique location at the heart of MediaCityUK means you’ll be perfectly placed to tap into a network of leading media companies, from the BBC and ITV to a range of experimental start-up companies across the cities of Salford and Manchester. All of the equipment and facilities in our MediaCityUK campus building is industry standard to the same specification as the big name producer-broadcasters that are our next-door neighbours. And, like all good neighbours, we have them round to visit regularly. There is also lots of opportunity to engage with industry – both within the course and as added extras you can get involved with, like the Media Futures conference where students get to pitch ideas to broadcasters.

In the most recent National Student Survey, our TV and radio production degree received 91% for overall student satisfaction (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

**You will:**
- Study a cutting-edge programme in state-of-the-art facilities at MediaCityUK

- Work on industry-focused projects with a variety of media and arts organisations across the cities of Salford and Manchester

- Learn production and technical skills from leading industry practitioners.

- Develop a theoretical and critically analytical skillset to underpin practice.

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Modules

You will study three modules in each taught semester. In each semester you will do a Production module where you will create video and radio content, a Media Theory module where you will study the academic perspective of media, and a Creative Practice module where you will explore a particular aspect of media craft. This pattern is repeated through the three years, deepening and broadening your knowledge until the last taught semester of your final year, which is entirely devoted to your production of a piece of TV, radio or multi-platform content.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
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Radio production
78%
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Television production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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