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Media Production: TV Drama Production MA/ PGDip

Media Production: TV Drama Production MA/ PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Drama Studies Television Programme Production

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for 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. 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.

Methods of assessment depend on the module and elective pathway you are taking. 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. Students will also achieve postgraduate diploma (nine months full time) in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Creative Development Projects (CDP) module offers the students a chance to develop skills appropriate to their programme of study within an atmosphere and philosophy of innovation and experimentation. The module is built around programmes of lecture/ seminars and workshops in which students develop their creative and critical skills through applied theory and practical work. Students may work in production teams.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2:1 degree with an appropriate amount of media production, technology and design experience. For the MA programmes in Media Production they will be required to submit a project proposal related to their chosen specialist field, to support their application. A brief written synopsis (max. 500 words) of their ideas would also be required.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more