Do you dream of working in the film industry in either creative or support roles? Solent University’s film programme is one of the few in the UK to combine critical awareness of film theory and history with practical skills in digital film-making and screenwriting, helping to give you a head start in a number of creative roles.
Solent University’s Media and Film Studies subject area was ranked 15th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.
Taught by practising experts, you’ll have access to professional high-definition digital film-making equipment in our state-of-the-art media academy and be taught by an experienced team of industry professionals.
Solent University’s Media Academy is a hub for creative students at Solent, with three green screen TV studios, a large visual recording studio with capacity for 200 seated audience members and a range of radio and music production facilities. Our large edit suites feature Mac Pro computers and the full Adobe Creative Suite for editing, colour grading and special effects.
Solent Creatives is our on-campus creative marketing agency, providing Solent students with the opportunity to work with businesses on real-life projects. Film students are invited to pitch for paid work, giving them the chance to gain valuable work experience, build a professional showreel and meet industry contacts.
Students are also encouraged to write critical pieces for Diegesis, Solent’s student-led film and TV analysis magazine. This helps students to graduate with a portfolio of published written, perfect for supplementing a showreel.
Solent has an established history of providing work experience opportunities for students throughout the summer. Previous students have worked in a variety of technical production and crew roles at festivals including Glastonbury, Truck Fest, Boardmasters and Bestival.
What does this course lead to?
Course graduates have gone on to find roles at organisations including the BBC, Endemol, Warner Bros, Fox London, The Coast 106, Talkback Thames, Aquarius Sound and Company Pictures.
Graduate roles have included camera operator and video editor, film-maker, media runner, freelance film-maker.
Who is this course for?
Film at Solent is tuned for students who aspire to careers in direction, production, screenwriting, casting, post production, publishing or criticism. Students don’t necessarily have to have an academic background in film. There is an even split between practical and theory based learning.