This course will equip you with innovative creative skills in the exciting field of TV Drama Production. During your time with us, you will learn specialist production crafts and gain a detailed knowledge of the fiction form.
• Learn cutting-edge production techniques using the latest technologies on our MediaCityUK campus
• Combine elective modules to suit your specialism
• Collaborate with the broadcast industry through live-industry briefs and media projects.
Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/media-production-tv-drama-production
Graduates with an Honours degree or relevant experience in the broadcast or communications industries. You should want to develop your skills in specialist areas of drama production.
You will receive informed, professional guidance throughout the course. To unlock your full creative potential, you will also collaborate with other students on production projects and team-up to form production teams.
The teaching of this course is comprised of seminars, workshops in storytelling and production practice, study of broadcast and editorial guidelines, independent research, collaborative project work and film screenings.
The aim is to support your learning with an effective blend of theory and creative practice, and to encourage ownership of your learning through self-directed projects.
• Creative Development Projects
• Media Theory and Practice
• Collaborative Projects
• Advanced Production Practices
• Major Project: Practice Research Project
• Major Project: Dissertation
Methods of assessment depend on the module and elective pathway you are taking. They include:
• Creative projects portfolios and productions
• Live briefs
• Critical reflections
Each module has its own assessment package and this is structured appropriately to reflect the module content. Practical-based modules are assessed by project and a reflective critical evaluation.
Past students have gone on to senior producing and commissioning jobs within television, while others now work as researchers, directors, producers, camera operators, editors and sound designers. The course has strong links with leading media organisations, including ITV, Channel 4, the BBC and the independent production sector.
Links with Industry
To develop your skills and employability, there are opportunities on our Media Production courses to work on live briefs and gain valuable work experience. Previous students have worked with:
• BBC Writersroom
• BBC Natural History Unit
• Nine Lives Media production company
• Sumners Post Production Facility House
• BBC Fast Train, BBC Academy, BBC Red Nose Day and BBC Turn Up the Talent
• Sheffield Documentary Festival, Salford Media Festival, One World Media Festival
The following prominent speakers have delivered guest lectures:
• Sir David Attenborough
• Joe Godwin (Director of BBC Childrens)
• Steve Hewlett (Media commentator / Guardian Columnist)
• Tony Palmer (Documentary filmmaker)
• Jackie Priddle (Aardman Animation Producer)
• BBC Stepping Out and Audience Research Team
How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying