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Media Production: Children's TV Production MA

Media Production: Children's TV Production MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Television Programme Production

Course type


Course Summary

This course will equip you with creative-content and production skills in the exciting field of children’s programming. You will develop an in-depth understanding of what it is that children and young people want to watch, why they watch certain programmes, films and moving images, and how they view them. You will also learn how to apply your knowledge to the production of creative content for this age group. At the end of the course, you will have gained a thorough, practice-based knowledge of the media industry, with particular emphasis on children’s creative content production. On successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of creative and technical skills in your chosen specialism of media production.

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. Links with the BBC and other well-known and respected production companies could lead to work experience that will significantly enhance your CV. The course combines practical and theoretical elements that will appeal to a broad range of employers. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Diploma (nine months - full time) in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



A series of lectures aims to develop your appreciation and engagement with critical approaches to contextualising and informing students' practical creative work. The lectures examine the theory and practice of media production and contextualise the contemporary broadcasting and film environment.

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