Posts tagged: School of Arts & Media

An evening with Twin Peaks

8 May 2015

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To a countless amount of people, this memorable TV quote is the gateway to nostalgia of arguably the first cult TV show in existence. Let’s go back to the early nineties: Vanilla Ice, neon shoelaces and Hulk Hogan – many would agree this short period in time was a huge atrocity in pop-cultural history. However, there was one cultural saving grace (okay, there were a few!), a small beacon of light gleaming through a terrible Kylie Minogue dance routine – David Lynch’s TV masterpiece, Twin Peaks read more

BA Design Management graduate lands dream job at Bury FC

5 December 2014

Gemma Goodall at Bury FC

Everybody has their dream job in mind, but very few people actually get to do it. For Gemma Goodall, Salford graduate from 2009, she’s not only doing it but she’s not had to move very far away from home to find it. Gemma is Bury born and bred and a lifelong fan of Bury FC, having been taken to games by her dad from a young age. Today she’s the Marketing and Media Manager for the Club and enjoying every second of the matches that she attends over the season. These days she sits in the press box and at the home matches at Gigg Lane; her dad sits immediately in front of her! read more

Comedy Practices student has sketch aired on BBC Radio 4

13 October 2014

radio4Third year Performance: Comedy Practices student Joshua Boland-Burrell got his first taste of the limelight when a comedy sketch he had written was aired on BBC Radio 4’s The Show What You Wrote.

His hilarious sketch entitled The End of the World was inspired by his experience of receiving endless cold calls from telephone and internet providers, and the notion that even after a nuclear fallout, these call centres would still probably exist. He originally developed the idea after seeing the brief for The Show What You Wrote on BBC Writers Room, however after suspecting that the sketch had not been selected, he continued to work on it when he began the Radio Comedy module in his second year of study. ‘The Radio Comedy module is a comedy writer’s dream,’ says Josh, “the first week is a crash course in sketch writing and the next five weeks are a mad dash to write, record sound effects, rehearse, record the show and edit it down to a 30 minute, all singing, all dancing segment.” 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

Black Dyke Band wins British Brass Band Championship

30 September 2014

Congratulations must go to the Black Dyke band, who recently won the British Open Brass Band Championship for the 30th time in their illustrious 150 year existence. The prestigious competition took place at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the Black Dyke Band beat 16 other brass bands to win the coveted prize.

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