The University of Salford Leading the Way for Next Generation Television

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With the BBC recently confirming the relocation of five departments from London to Media City at Salford Quays, the University of Salford has been specially selected to develop a unique course to usher in the next generation of broadcast engineers.

World Class Facilities

The course is led by world-class researchers and practitioners

The BSc (Hons) Digital Broadcast Technology course from the University of Salford has been developed with guidance from senior staff in the BBC's Future Media and Technology Research and Innovation department, to provide graduates the knowledge and skills needed to deliver the digital broadcast future.

With the dawn of the digital age including Digital TV, freeview and satellite TV, the world of broadcast is rapidly changing. The move from analogue to digital technology gives an opportunity for a new generation of would-be television professionals to make their mark on the Industry, potentially with the BBC at the purpose-built MediaCity:UK set to be completed in 2011.

MediaCity:UK is a new purpose-built media hub that is being developed at Salford Quays, close to the heart of Greater Manchester. MediaCity:UK as a whole is projected to provide employment for 15,500 people plus 1,500 trainee posts per year. Over 1,000 media-related businesses are projected to locate to MediaCity:UK, with the BBC confirming their move in 2007. This course will represent unique opportunities for Media City jobs.

The course is led by World-class researchers and practitioners. Members of the Acoustics Research Centre and Centre for Future and Emerging Technologies teach on the Digital Broadcast Technology degree, enabling the course to be linked to the latest developments in research and the audio industry. Both centres were very successful in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008).

Graduates from this new and vibrant course might expect to follow a career in broadcasting, video and audio equipment design or multimedia. Graduates of the earlier version of this course (BSc (Hons) Audio, Video and Broadcast Technology) have worked for a range of companies, including Sony, Dolby and Bloomberg TV in various broadcast engineer roles.

For more information in this, and any Course at Salford University, please head to The University of Salford (Acoustics) website below.

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