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BA (Hons)Film and Television

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UCAS code: P303
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study a film and television degree at Solent University

Unleash your creativity with a TV and film career. Learn from industry experts in professional-grade facilities, and join our internationally successful graduates at the BBC, Sky, Disney and beyond.

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  • Solent is ranked 11th in the UK for student satisfaction in communication and media studies (out of 91 institutions) (Complete University Guide 2025)
  • Access to the media academy, featuring cutting-edge production equipment, studio facilities and edit suites, including three green screen TV studios, a large TV studio with audience seating for up to 200, and a range of radio and music production facilities. 
  • Solent Productions and Solent TV, our in-house production agencies, enable you to gain a wide range of work experience for your professional showreel. With established links with industry including ITV, the BBC, Talent TV, Glastonbury and Creamfields.
  • Network of industry alumni who’ve worked for organisations including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Warner Bros, Disney, Ignition, Global Radio, Absolute Post, Fox, Channel 4, Premier League Productions, Microsoft and more.
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Course overview

With its unique blend of creative practice and critical studies, Solent’s highly regarded film and television undergraduate degree equips you with the production experience, creative skills and critical thinking necessary to help you understand the global film and television industries – as well as your place within it.

This degree is a great choice for students who aspire to work in, or alongside, the film and television industries – providing you with the necessary training and education to ensure that you are ready for the ever-evolving world of film and television production, distribution and exhibition.

During the first year, you will study modules that address the building blocks of screen language, genre analysis, screenwriting and production management, working on individual projects as well as collaborating in groups to make short films and television content.

In the second year, you will interrogate the relationship between representation and identity through screen criticism and in practice, across fiction and documentary, looking at the role of audiences in film and television consumption and considering creative approaches to short film design.

During the final year, you will explore career pathways with modules designed to focus on enhancing employability and transferable skills as well as the evolving globalised nature of production, distribution and exhibition practices. These modules will be accompanied by one-to-one supervision of your final year project.

Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s media academy, featuring cutting-edge production equipment, studio facilities and edit suites. We’re an Adobe Creative Campus – giving you access to the full Adobe creative package for video editing, colour grading, sound design and special effects.

Taught by experts whose specialisms range from directing, producing and screenwriting – as well as researchers who explore the changing world of screen industries – you will have the opportunity to benefit from a range of real-world learning opportunities such as workshops and masterclasses led by visiting media professionals; previous guest speakers have included high profile visitors such as Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen, Game of Thrones) and Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard), who have offered advice on working in the industry – as well as other working professionals in film and television production, including Solent graduates.

Our graduates’ success speaks for itself; Solent film and television alumni have gone on to work as videographers, film and digital content developers, production assistants, programme schedulers, researchers, editors and directors, as well as in other creative areas such as gaming, marketing, graphic design, publishing, PR, advertising and events management. A number of our students have also set up their own film production companies or become successful freelancers.

Any questions?

Contact UK admissions

Email: 023 8201 5066

Contact international admissions

Email: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

Student work

Our creative degrees allow our students to develop a critical eye for design with a knowledge of different design approaches and problem solving techniques. Take a look at some of the great work they produce.

Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

  • Further studies

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

  • Study abroad

    You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course

Who is this course for?

Solent's film and television degree is ideally suited to students who are passionate about film and television and want to become well equipped with the critical, practical, technical and creative skills that span both subjects and industries. 

What does this course lead to?

Course graduates can pursue careers in a range of film, television and media production roles; or use their transferable skills to pursue roles in education, design, publishing, PR, marketing, advertising and events management, among others. Previous graduates have also gone on to set-up successful production companies or become freelancers.

Alumni have worked with a range of organisations including; BBC, ITV, Sky, Warner Bros, Disney, Ignition, Global Radio, Absolute Post, Fox, Channel 4, Optomen, JOE Media, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Premier League Productions, Microsoft and Digital Cinema Media.


During your studies you will be taught in and have access to several specialist production spaces including; a large TV studio with audience seating for up to 200, an acoustically-treated film studio that can be reconfigured as required for set building and filming and an an immersive gfilming area, all provding green screen technology. The dedicated, studios feature multi-camera sert-ups with broadcast standard equipment (including one of the largest HD facilities in the south of England). The variety of post-production spaces and specialist edit booths are connected to a high-speed fibre network, and include Mac Pro computers complemented by a range of radio and music production facilities. Solent also has a digital 3D cinema with professional 2k projector and Dolby Atmos sound system.

Once trained, you will also have the opportunity to book and hire equipment via our specialist media production store.

    International opportunities

    Broaden your horizons by adding an international dimension to your CV – essential to achieving success in today’s fast-changing, global environment.

    Studying, working or volunteering in another country could be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance your degree by developing important global skills such as knowledge of other countries, language skills, intercultural awareness, adaptability and confidence.

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