The Department of Media offers industry relevant programmes in animation and film and television which provide rich academic experience underpinned by staff research. Our links with the BBC and MediaCity provide you access to a wide network of professionals. Hands on experience and practical teaching are central to our learning approach.

Many of our staff are successful practitioners and researchers in the media and creative industries. Today’s media and creative industries are all about crossing boundaries and generating the most original ways to connect with the audience. If you think you can do that, the Department of Media can nurture and develop you to achieve your full potential.


The Department of Media is based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17m building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for creative media students.

Key features include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, photographic studio, radio studio and multimedia laboratory. The innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Dedicated support in the use of all creative media facilities is available through our Media Development Team.

Film and Television students benefit from high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Management system (Editshare) which ensures tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work, and a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. Based in Creative Edge, you can expect to use equipment such as vision mixers, HD routers, chroma key infinity walls and fully populated, motorised lighting rigs.

PC and Apple Mac based studios offer access to Adobe Creative Suite and Media editing booths are available, equipped with software such as Adobe Premier and Avid Media Composer. Creative Edge also boasts an audio dubbing suite which enables you to access a sound mixing desk, as well as sound performance rooms to add audio dialogue replacement.

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