Do you dream of working on productions on both the big and small screen? Solent’s one-year film and television top-up degree programme will help you build on your existing skills and qualifications to gain a full honours degree.
You’ll be encouraged to produce informed and imaginative written and practical work to equip you with a wide range of skills essential for a career in the film and television industry.
Working in broadcast-standard HD digital television studios, students have the opportunity to make short fictional and documentary films to gain substantial experience of moving image production.
Alongside the production units, the course covers critical theory, which encourages students to become critical thinkers and creative practitioners, helping them to inform and develop their work.
Studies are supported by a guest speaker programme, and past students have enjoyed talks from high-profile guest speakers including Oscar and BAFTA award-winning directors, producers, actors, editors and cinematographers.
Students previously studying on the film and television top-up programme have had the opportunity to get involved with outside broadcasting and filming opportunities through the University, at events such as Glastonbury Festival and Cowes Week. Solent’s creative agency, Solent Creatives, and media agency, Solent Productions, also provide opportunities to work with external clients on live briefs.
What does this course lead to?
Graduate destinations include national and international companies such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Warner Bros, Fox London, The Coast 106, Talkback Thames, Aquarius Sound, Company Pictures and Solent Productions. Sample roles include camera operator, marketing executive, editor and production runner.
Who is this course for?
This top-up course is the ideal way for students with a relevant qualification at HND level to earn a full honours degree in just one year. Students should be passionate about media and proficient in a range of production techniques.