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MSc / PG Dip Video, Audio and Social Technologies Video Technology

Course Description

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.

Key benefits:

• Based at MediaCityUK
• Developed with advice from North West broadcast companies
• Great job prospects in an expanding area of future media

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/digital-media-video,-audio-and-social-technologies

Suitable for

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.

Programme details

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

Semester 1

• Research in Emerging Technologies
• Audio Application Project

Semester 2

• Advanced Production Practices
• Spatial Audio and Studio Design
• Collaborative Projects

Semester 3

• Project


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.

Career potential

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

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip Video, Audio and Social Technologies Video Technology page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

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International StudentsNew Scholarship and bursary scheme for September 2010 entrantsAt Salford we recognise the effort you’ve put in to starting your career and we want to support you to achieve your potential. We think that studying at a world class university together with other high-achievers will give you the best opportunity to attain the targets you set yourself.That’s why the University of Salford now has one of the largest scholarship and bursary schemes in the UK, with an estimated total value of £2 million. The awards are there to help you to get the education you deserve and to attract the best students to the University.The new scheme is open to all full time UG and PGT international students applying for entry in September 2010. It guarantees a discount of at least £1,000, but you could qualify for as much as £5,000.The new awards are:The International Undergraduate Bursary – worth up to £2,000 for first year undergraduates only.The International Postgraduate Bursary – worth up to £1,000The International Excellence Scholarship – worth up to £2,000The Vice Chancellors International Postgraduate Scholarship – worth up to £5,000

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £5,000


The new scheme is open to all full time UG and PGT international students applying for entry in September 2010. It guarantees a discount of at least £1,000, but you could qualify for as much as £5,000.

Application Procedure

We will automatically consider you for an award when you apply for a place at the University – there is no need to apply for an award separately – and there is no scholarship application fee.There are lots of other scholarships and bursaries available for specific courses or available from external organisations. To find out more about these please use our Scholarships Finder on our website.Our existing scholarships and bursaries will continue to apply until September 2010.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 honours degree. Degree must contain significant elements of media technology and production. Start dates: September, Janurary.

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