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Production Management for TV, Film and Digital Media - MA

This programme is designed for students who want to work in the field of Production Management within TV, Film and DigitalMedia. You will gain practical industry experience of the planning, organization, execution and delivery of TV production in the genres of documentary, studio and drama.  

You will gain hands-on experience of analysing and managing production workflows and develop key skillsets including creative problem solving and people management.

Located in the heart of MCUK, you will have the opportunity to network with industry production managers in seminars, masterclasses, tuition and industry-aligned projects. This programme has strong links with BBC, ITV, True North, Dock 10 and many other high-profile production companies across the UK.

There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with industry projects and apply for work experience with the media industry.

You will:

  • Be based in MediaCityUK and surrounded by a wide range of TV and media production companies
  • Receive bespoke guidance from current broadcast and media production managers across a wide range of genres
  • Develop your networking skills through engagement with media professionals

Course Details

This course embraces a range of diverse teaching, learning assessment methods and aims to:

  • Provide you with a range of skills, attributes and competencies – personal, creative and business-oriented – required by production and post-production industries.
  • Develop creative, critical, analytical and intellectual competencies appropriate to Masters level and informed by current industry practice.
  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of professional, contextual and collaborative frameworks and equip you with creative problem solving and team leadership skills

The programme structure consists of four taught modules, followed by a practice-based research project or dissertation.

Visit the website for further information on modules.

Teaching and Assessment

This programme uses a range of teaching and learning settings including lectures, seminars/workshops, tutorials, situated learning (e.g. ‘live’ projects) and independent and online learning.

Our goal is to create an environment that allows students to progressively take ownership and direction of their learning so that they may develop as independent, life-long learners.

The process of Masters level study is one of intense critical self-reflection; this is achieved by including self-directed projects where students have the opportunity to negotiate their learning and assessment requirements.

Indicative to the course are:

  • formal lectures
  • seminar presentations
  • workshops
  • critical analysis and independent learning.

Programme-specific learning activities include exercises from industry; team and peer-based learning, site visits, guest lectures from visiting professionals, work placements, online activities, working with industry mentors.

Independent Learning

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. We advise you should take around 42 hours of independent study per week. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the learning zone and Lynda.com.

School of Arts and Media

The School of Arts and Media is the largest School at the University of Salford with more than 4,000 creative students. Across sites at MediaCityUK and the University's Peel Park campus, we offer a huge variety of courses, from fashion image making and styling, television and radio, creative writing and music to journalism, animation, design and performance.

Careers

Students with previous TV experience as a Production Coordinator can expect to apply for jobs as Production Managers across a range of TV genres.

Students with no previous TV experience can expect to apply for jobs as production coordinators with the expectation that, with the skillset you acquire, you will be fast-tracked to becoming a Production Manager.

Some of our students succeed through related professions in events management, education, community development or enterprise.


Visit the Production Management for TV, Film and Digital Media - MA page on the University of Salford website for more details!

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