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BA (Hons)Post Production for Film and Television

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Starting in2024
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UCAS code: PPF1
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study a post production for film and television degree at Solent University

Specialise your creative and technical skills in editing video, motion graphics and sound for cinema or prime-time television, using our professional facilities on this ScreenSkills accredited degree.

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  • State-of-the-art post-production software and facilities. Including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer with Baselight, and Avid Pro-Tools, plus professional-grade post-production sound and colour grading 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 Envy (Gogglebox, The Voice), Suite TV (People Just Do Nothing), MPC Visual Effects (Blade Runner 2049), Milk VFX (Doctor Who), The Farm Group, Sunset+Vine, the BBC and more.

Course overview

You will learn to edit for high-end drama and factual film and TV, using state-of-the-art software along with high-quality post-production sound and colour grading facilities. You will also discover technical production from single camera to studio set-ups as well as research and screenwriting. You can enhance your employability by completing an Avid Certified User certificate. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with leading editors from industry, and learn valuable insight from industry experts through a range of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included Mick Audsley (Harry Potter), Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Eddie Hamilton (Kingsman, MI:6), Nina Hartstone (Bohemian Rhapsody, Gravity, Beauty and the Beast) and many more. Students also have the opportunity to visit media organisations for a behind-the-scenes experience, allowing you to engage with professionals and gain insight into the industry.

You will be encouraged to complete work experience alongside your degree, and recent students have completed placements at Envy, Woodcut Media and the BBC. You'll also work on live briefs with external clients, and will have the opportunity to get involved with Solent Productions, our in-house production company. Our students have filmed at American Cinema Editors conference EditFest, Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Boardmasters, NASS, Teddy Rocks Festival, Viewpress TV, BBC South and local TV production companies including Woodcut Media and Topical TV.

And our ScreenSkills accreditation ensures that our teaching is aligned to industry needs, using state-of-the-art technology and practical experience to give your degree value for money.

This course is part of the South Coast Institute of Technology (IoT), a partnership of colleges, universities and industry-leading employers to create new career opportunities in the technology sector. IoT courses like this one are precisely tailored to the needs of employers in the maritime, engineering and digital industries – industries which are hungry for talented new engineers, technologists, technicians and creatives like you.

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Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

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Student work

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Course features

  • Additional qualification

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

  • Professional accreditation

    This course has been accredited by a professional body

  • 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

  • Further studies

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

  • Top-up option

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

  • 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?

We welcome applicants from a wide range of academic and creative backgrounds who aspire to be editors, sound mixers, colour graders, edit assistants and more.

What does this course lead to?

This ScreenSkills accredited course is ideal for those who want to be editors, sound mixers, colour graders, visual effects and edit assistants working in TV and film.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Students will have access to our post production and colour grading suites, as well as our 3D digital cinema with Dolby Atmos sound, over 80 edit workstations and a range of high-end cameras and ancillary equipment - all in HD or 4K.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex.

    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.

    For more information, please email international.mobility@solent.ac.uk.

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