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MAPost Production in Film and Television

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Why study a post production in film and television master's degree at Solent University

Make your mark in the film and television industry. Build your creative post-production skills working with some of the best industry-standard equipment in a fun and creative environment

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  • You can enjoy guest lectures from Oscar and BAFTA winners and nominees. Recent guest speakers include Mick Audsley (BAFTA-winning editor), Eddy Joseph (BAFTA-winning sound editor), Walter Murch (Oscar- and BAFTA-winning sound and film editor), and Nick McPhee (editor).
  • Access specialised and modern post-production facilities. Including 70 fibre-networked Adobe Premiere and FCP X edit workstations, over 30 Avid Media Composer edit workstations, sound and colour grading suites, and a 5.1 surround ADR /Foley dubbing suite.
  • Opportunities to gain professional post-production qualifications such as Avid Certified User of Pro Tools Certified User qualifications (Solent University is an Avid Learning Partner).
  • You can gain experience with our in-house production agencies - Solent Productions and Solent TV, enabling you to enhance your professional showreel.
  • The course will equip you with research and academic skills helping you to pursue a PhD or an academic career
  • Free film career consultation is delivered by our careers advice service, Solent Futures, which is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for a Postgraduate Master's student loan from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

This course supports you to develop the skills and experience to seek new career opportunities in a wide range of creative fields linked to post production.

You’ll develop a range of practical skills throughout the course by using a range of industry standard software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and AVID Media Composer - alongside growing an understanding of key critical concepts through modules in areas such as Approaches to Post Production and Creative Editing for Pictures and Sound.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain professional qualifications alongside your degree studies. You’ll be encouraged sit the Avid Certified User exam - a certificate recognised by post-production companies worldwide. You could also work towards gaining the Pro Tools Certified User certificate, if you wish to pursue a career in sound design or audio mixing.

We will provide, encourage and promote engagement with industry practitioners, and work with you to develop your own areas of interest which will lead into a final major project. Our post-graduate culture at Solent is practice-led, research informed and student driven. In the words of one of our many successful alumni, this course at Solent will help you build the skills, the reel, and the contacts.

The course team’s excellent industry links mean you’ll also have access to a long-established and inspiring guest speaker programme. Students on our media technology programmes have had the chance to meet and question some of the country’s top industry professionals in film and television. Recent guest speakers include Mick Audsley (BAFTA winning editor: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Everest, Allied, Twelve Monkeys), Eddy Joseph (BAFTA winning sound editor: Casino Royale, United 93, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Walter Murch (Oscar and BAFTA winning sound and film editor Tomorrowland, Apocalypse Now, Jarhead), Nick McPhee (editor: The Durrells, Downton Abbey, Doc Martin), Julian Unthank (screenwriter New Tricks, Sword of Vengeance) and John Lloyd (producer: QI, Blackadder, No Such Thing as the News).

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Course features

  • Additional qualification

    This course offers additional qualifications for you to obtain with your degree

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

This course is for

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in post-production. Candidates should have a first or second class degree in a related discipline. The programme would also suit those already working in the industry with relevant experience, looking to build on their existing knowledge and skills.

What this course leads to

Graduates can expect to pursue jobs in many areas of the TV and film post-production industry.

  • Edit assistant
  • Junior editor
  • Runner
  • Picture editor
  • Sound editor
  • Dubbing mixer
  • Grader
  • Colourist
  • Facilities manager

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