Passionate about production? Thinking of pursuing a career in film and television? Solent University’s comprehensive film and television degree is one of the few in the UK to combine critical awareness with hands-on production training and industry placements. This unique approach will help you to master the broad range of skills that modern media employers require.
Solent University’s film and television programme blends hands-on media production training with an exploration of relevant academic theory, ensuring that students graduate with both practical skills and a strong grounding in critical analysis.
This standard curriculum is supplemented by more than 20 optional units. These units allow students to develop expertise in the specific areas of film and television which they would like to pursue after graduation. Available units cover screenwriting, cinematography, entrepreneurship, documentary making and review writing.
Much of the practical teaching will take place in the media academy – a hub for creative students here at Solent. The media academy includes 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 package for editing, colour grading and special effects.
Students studying in the School of Media Arts and Technology benefit from a schedule of high calibre guest speakers and visiting fellows. Recent talks have been given by Anne V Coates (Oscar winning editor), Paul Franklin (Oscar winner for visual effects on Inception), Brian Tufano (cinematographer on Trainspotting, Quadrophenia and Billy Elliot) and Sir Alan Parker (director of Fame, Evita, Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Mississippi Burning).
What does this course lead to?
Graduates have gone on to roles such as marketing and video editor, videographer and editor for national, international and independent companies such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Warner Bros, Net-Natives, Fox, Broken Physics Productions and Channel 4.
Who is this course for?
This hands-on film and television degree is well suited to those who are interested in the practical side of media production. Prior experience is useful but not required.