Taught course

Drama Production for TV, Film and Digital Media

University of Salford · School of Arts and Media

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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