Posts about: Media

BA Journalism: Broadcast Graduate needs your votes!

5 December 2014
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Sufi Surfers: A documentary by Fizah Tahir

BA Journalism Broadcast graduate Fizah Tahir is in the running for the Mokhtar Awards, a film festival held in Paris, which celebrates films that are related to spirituality, Islam and Muslims. Voting is currently in progress in order to decide which ten films entered into the competition will make it into the final shortlist for the festival, which takes place from 26 – 28 December.

A total of 20 films will be chosen for the festival, 10 by the judging panel and 10 by public vote. These films will then compete for the chance to win prizes in various categories. As her film is a documentary, she stands to win €10,000 if her film is picked as a winner. read more

BATAR student faces fear of snakes live on Shock Radio

5 December 2014

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BA (Hons) TV and Radio students at the University of Salford based at MediaCityUK, had a special guest on their live show on Thursday – a 12ft albino Burmese Python named Casper.

The show, which aired live on Shock Radio, focussed on fears and phobia, and the highlight was an attempt to challenge BATAR student Mike Pickston, to face up to his fear of snakes by presenting some of the hour-long show with Casper draped around him. Also featured on the show was hypnotherapist Karin Momberg, who helped Mike through the experience. read more

Popular Music & Recording Graduate is Nominated for a MOBO Award

15 October 2014

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Kristyna Myles graduated from the University of Salford in 2005 with a first class honours degree in Popular Music & Recording and since then she has made the journey to becoming an award winning recording and touring gospel singer.

Her journey began immediately after graduating when she began busking on the streets of Manchester City Centre with fellow Salford graduate Ben Williams, which gave her the opportunity to sing in front of hundreds of people on a daily basis. It wasn’t long before she was spotted by the music industry, and a note from a music manager was slipped into her guitar case while she was busking. The pair also won the BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Busk Idol’ competition, which opened many doors for Kristyna and led to her being singed to the renowned imprint, Decca Records in 2010. read more

The University of Salford at Noise Festival 2014

13 October 2014

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Noise Festival is an annual celebration of up and coming creative talent in the UK. The festival is made up of various events across the country throughout September, October and November and is curated by several key figures from the creative industry. This year’s curators include musician Brian Eno (music & arts), fashion designer Giles Deacon (fashion), director Clive Barker (film), games designer Ian Livingston CBE (games & interactive), and comedian Doc Brown (comedy) among others. read more

Joshua Tindall – My Placement at Sky News

1 October 2014

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Joshua Tindall is a final year BA Journalism: Broadcast student who recently spent three weeks on a dream placement at Sky News. We asked Joshua to write a guest blog about his experience and here’s what he had to say:

My Placement at Sky News

Placements are a fantastic opportunity to learn new things to use in university and in your career once graduated. They can be competitive, as I found when I applied for a three week work placement at the internationally recognised news channel, Sky News. read more

Salford Animation Students’ work is shown in House of Commons

30 September 2014

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Three BA (Hons) Animation students recently had their short film Growing Pains handpicked by computer games mogul Ian Livingston to be shown in the House of Commons as part of the Noise Festival; a celebration of up and coming filmmakers, writers, artists and musicians.

Patrick Bucknall, Tom Priest and Jake Love worked together on the short animation for their final project, which they showcased it at this year’s Create Salford festival. The film was seen by a representative of Noise who later contacted the trio to suggest that they submitted it for consideration. read more

1st Year BA (Hons) TV & Radio students produce film for Cofely

30 September 2014

Four BA (Hons) TV & Radio students recently took part in a live brief to create a promotional video for the engineering company Cofely (previously Balfour Beaty). The brief they were given was to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering.

The School of Arts & Media’s stars of Flow Salford

17 September 2014
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Shona Roberts performing ‘Symbiosis’

From the 19th to 21st September, the Flow Salford festival is taking place at various venues across Salford including The Lowry Theatre, The Kings Arms and on our very own campus at The Working Class Movement Library and Peel Hall.

The festival is a celebration of the varied and ground-breaking creative work being made in Salford by the city’s local artists and performers. Being such a hotbed of creative talent, it goes without saying that this year’s programme features more than a few University of Salford alumni members amongst the artists and performers taking part. Here is a rundown of some of them: read more

MA Wildlife Documentary Production graduate is nominated for Jackson Hole award

22 August 2014

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Shaz Syed, an MA Wildlife Documentary Production graduate has been shortlisted for the prestigious Jackson Hole Award in the ‘Best Emerging Science Filmmaker’ category for his film When the Peacocks Sing.

The documentary was filmed in Rajasthan in Northwest India and focuses on the country’s rich and dynamic landscape, which changes from dry and arid to green and fertile during the monsoon season, and the effects these changes have on the local wildlife – monkeys, tigers and of course, peacocks. read more

The University of Salford storms Edinburgh Fringe Festival

22 August 2014

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Here at Salford we take Comedy seriously. For years our various Performance courses have produced some of the finest comedians in the country, including superstars like Peter Kay and Jason Manford. With the introduction of the BA (Hons) Performance: Comedy Practices pathway in recent years, our commitment to producing successful professional comedians has never been stronger.

The Edinburgh Fringe festival is the mecca for comedians from across the globe, where acts of all levels of experience get to prove how funny they are in front of comedy connoisseurs and fellow funnymen. Here’s a rundown of the comedians, performers, writers and sketch troupes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe who all learnt their craft at the University of Salford. read more