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University of Salford

Media and Performance

UCAS Code: W400

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

UCAS Points 112 to include minimum of 2 A Levels . General Studies accepted with 2 other A levels

AS Levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Access Course in a Media / Performance subject

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Subject is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Extended Project Qualification is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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 5 or 6 (Higher Level) in a relevant subject

112 UCAS Points

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

D*D*

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

DMM

UCAS Points 112

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

112 UCAS Points

112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

112

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

56%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Drama

This course is the only one in the area combining vocationally focused learning opportunities in both media production and performance live and recorded. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of performance skills and approaches from the experimental to mainstream live, TV and radio work. You will be able to develop your skills behind the camera or microphone and to analyse and reflect on your learning through academic study. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a versatile and resilient creative practitioner.You will be able to choose from a range of options to pursue your own interests, including acting for camera, presenting, comedy writing and performance, radio performance and production, scriptwriting, media production and directing and producing. You will also have the opportunity to take part in video drama projects led by professional directors or staff members.In your final year you can develop your own project, choosing from a wide range of performance and media areas. These could include devised or scripted live or recorded performance, an original film script, multimedia, stand-up, a mockumentary, documentary or a directing project.We have excellent links with performance and media companies and professionals across the region and encourage you to make the most of the many project and networking opportunities offered to you during your time at the University of Salford.Were delighted to have officially opened our 55 million New Adelphi building with its 350-seat theatre. Find out more about this, and why renowned playwright Jim Cartwright has chosen the University as the new home for his theatre company, by watching the ITV Granada Reports feature.

Modules

As a Media and Performance student, you will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical performance projects. Assessment will be through a range of means including essays, presentations, in-class performance presentations, video and audio projects and publicly performed projects.

The core curriculum in year 1 will give you foundational knowledge and skills across the spectrum of media and performance. In year 2 you will study a combination of core and optional modules so that you can pursue your individual interests, develop your talents and explore new areas. In year 3 you will combine taught optional modules with your own project work, including practical research or a dissertation. As the course progresses from year 1 to year 3 you will be given support and guidance to enable you to work independently, to manage your time and to collaborate creatively with others. You will also attend a number of careers-focused masterclasses and presentations that will give you practical advice in many employment areas relevant to media and performance graduates.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

TEF rating:

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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.

72%
low
Drama

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.

Drama

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

90%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

Drama

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.

£15,392
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Other elementary services occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Drama

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

£13k

£13k

£17k

£17k

£18k

£18k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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