This postgraduate course offers students, who already have a production technology background, an opportunity to develop high level knowledge, skills and understanding in audio and video technology. The course offers a mix of technological and production modules covering media technologies ranging from sound engineering and sound design to video post production, compositing and visual effects. The social technologies module provides a deeper understanding of audiences’ behaviour, online culture, spreadable media and digital identities. The production modules encourage creative skills in: television, audio engineering and video and audio post production.
• Based at MediaCityUK • Developed with advice from North West broadcast companies • Great job prospects in an expanding area of future media
Graduates from a degree discipline that contains significant elements of media technology and production. We expect students to already have experience of recording studio practice and video production and post production techniques.
You will learn advanced practical production skills alongside developing an understanding of the technologies that underpin future digital media and the production process. After all, digital media technologies are not just a tool, they are also a driver for creativity in many industries. You will learn a set of specialist skills across a range of future media technologies, including audio applications, social technologies, post production practices, and distribution of digital content. You will have live briefs working with industry during the course through your project work.
• Mix of lectures and practical work in post-production studios • Individual and group learning • Mix of assessment, including practical coursework and reports/assignment • Emphasis on motivated students' self-study
• Research in Emerging Technologies • Audio Application Project
• Advanced Production Practices • Spatial Audio and Studio Design • Collaborative Projects
Varied formative and summative assessment strategies, which are aligned to a module's learning outcomes, are used on this programme. The vocational nature of the programme lends itself to coursework assessment. These would typically include the design and production of video, animation or audio products involving both technical and creative skills.
There is an expanding jobs market in new media. Graduates go on to production jobs in television, audio, digital media and emerging technologies. Possible career paths include:
• Broadcast engineer for radio or TV • Video production, filmmaking • Video post production, compositing, VFX, animation • Recording studio, live sound engineer, music production • Education • Social media specialists • Interactive Media content creation