Media and Performance University of Salford

Undergraduate

This course is the only one in the area combining vocationally focused learning opportunities in both media production and performance – live and recorded. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of performance skills and approaches from the experimental to mainstream live, TV and radio work. You will be able to develop your skills behind the camera or microphone and to analyse and reflect on your learning through academic study. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a versatile and resilient creative practitioner.

You will be able to choose from a range of options to pursue your own interests, including acting for camera, presenting, comedy writing and performance, radio performance and production, scriptwriting, media production and directing and producing. You will also have the opportunity to take part in video drama projects led by professional directors or staff members.

In your final year you can develop your own project, choosing from a wide range of performance and media areas. These could include devised or scripted live or recorded performance, an original film script, multimedia, stand-up, a ‘mockumentary’, documentary or a directing project.

We have excellent links with performance and media companies and professionals across the region and encourage you to make the most of the many project and networking opportunities offered to you during your time at the University of Salford.

We’re delighted to have officially opened our £55 million New Adelphi building with its 350-seat theatre. Find out more about this, and why renowned playwright Jim Cartwright has chosen the University as the new home for his theatre company, by watching the ITV Granada Reports feature.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

As a Media and Performance student, you will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical performance projects. Assessment will be through a range of means including essays, presentations, in-class performance presentations, video and audio projects and publicly performed projects.

The core curriculum in year 1 will give you foundational knowledge and skills across the spectrum of media and performance. In year 2 you will study a combination of core and optional modules so that you can pursue your individual interests, develop your talents and explore new areas. In year 3 you will combine taught optional modules with your own project work, including practical research or a dissertation. As the course progresses from year 1 to year 3 you will be given support and guidance to enable you to work independently, to manage your time and to collaborate creatively with others. You will also attend a number of careers-focused masterclasses and presentations that will give you practical advice in many employment areas relevant to media and performance graduates.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W400
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC UCAS Points 112 to include minimum of 2 A Levels .

General Studies accepted with 2 other A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM UCAS Points 112
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Access Course in a Media / Performance subject
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS points
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Subject is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Extended Project Extended Project Qualification is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points To include 5 or 6 (Higher Level) in a relevant subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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