University of Salford

Degree level: Postgraduate

Drama Production for TV, Film and Digital Media (Taught)

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Course summary

Whether for the big or small screen, drama continues to excite new generations of audiences and with the growth of video on-demand services, the genre evolves in ways we may never have imagined. This new universe of fictional content production is innovative, exciting and attractive to those wanting to start a career in drama production as it offers endless opportunities for collaboration and creativity. Our MA Drama Production for TV, Film and Digital Media course offers the opportunity to learn more about where you can fit within that industry. Whether your specific interest is in directing, producing or writing, you will hone your voice as a visual storyteller, learning about the development and commissioning process as well as the more technical aspects of production and of course you will learn more about where your skills and talents are most effective. Our modules are ideally designed to allow you to learn about yourself through your studies and practical projects, whether it’s collaborating with fellow students or with industry experts who regularly come into work alongside the cohort. In fact, you will benefit from a range of industry engagement and live brief opportunities, working alongside established writers, producers and other professionals currently working on commissions for ITV, BBC and Netflix. You will work on real-world projects with feedback from clients and broadcasters and take part in bespoke workshops to develop your own ideas. This master’s degree in drama production has filmmaking at its core. You will be expected to work on several short film productions over the year, collaborating with students both on and outside the course, as well as working alongside professionals and establishing long term connections. You will receive expert guidance from working directors, writers and filmmakers who will provide you with the concepts and techniques that are key to the fiction form. In addition to quality teaching and a wealth of opportunities, this course has an enviable reputation for producing award-winning films. Many graduates have gone on to work for BBC, ITV independent production companies in the UK and internationally. What’s more, you’ll be located at the heart of one of the country’s most reputable media hubs, where you’ll join a vibrant community of practising creatives. You can listen to programme leader Simon Stanton-Sharma giving an insight into the course on Soundcloud. You will:

  • Specialise in the areas in the roles of television drama production and filmmaking that interest you.
  • Become a better writer, producer and director through workshops, masterclasses and lots of practice.
  • Gain industry advice from major broadcasters in how to build your career.
  • Learn from award-winning television practitioners who will help you transition to working in the TV and film industry.
  • Be taught by academic staff with extensive, first-hand experience of the media industry.
  • Gain real-world experience of the broadcast industry by working on live briefs and media projects.


Creative Development Projects, Media Theory and Practice, Collaborative Projects, Advanced Production Practices, Major Project: Practice Research Project, and Major Project: Dissertation. Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Assessment method

Assessment depends on the module taken. They include: creative projects portfolios and productions; live briefs; critical reflections; presentations; essay. Please see our website for the assessment methods.

Entry requirements

You should have a second class honours degree, 2:2 or above, with an appropriate amount of media production, technology and design experience. To gain a place on this MA Drama Production for TV, Film and Digital Media course, you’ll have to submit a personal statement (4,000 words) and meet our entry requirements when you apply. International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0, with a written element of 8.0 and no element below 6.0, is proof of this. Please see our website for the full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

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Drama Production for TV, Film and Digital Media at University of Salford - UCAS