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University of Salford

Television and Radio

UCAS Code: W431

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

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.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Theatre production

The digital revolution that has swept through the media industry over the past decade has made learning about television and radio production more exciting than ever before.On this course you will learn how to find stories, research ideas and write scripts. You will learn how to find and produce contributors and content for TV, radio and other media platforms. You will undertake a series of skills workshops in camera and editing, radio recording and editing, TV and radio studio production and multi-platform online skills. You will produce your own films and radio packages in factual, fiction and entertainment formats and use these to create content for other media platforms. You can choose to specialise in either TV or radio production and will produce a series of documentary, drama and entertainment projects within your chosen media. Alongside this, contemporary media theory modules help you explore the social and political impact of the changes in media production.Our unique location at the heart of MediaCityUK means you will be perfectly placed to tap into a network of leading media companies ranging from the BBC and ITV to experimental start-up companies. You will have many opportunities to get involved with media industry live briefs and engage with professional media practitioners across a number of initiatives, events and projects.

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 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.

74%
med
Theatre 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.

Drama

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

93%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

£16,484
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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.

Theatre production

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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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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