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BA (Hons) Post Production for Film and Television

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Institution code: S30
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Southampton City Centre
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Solent’s foundation year in media offers students a stimulating introduction to both the study of media and the production of media content and provides you with the opportunity to develop technical, creative and academic skills across a range of media platforms including graphic design, video production, digital photography and blogging.

Understanding that students are joining the foundation year from a range of previous experiences, the course is specifically designed to acclimatise students to the university experience. Successful completion of the foundation year in media will allow you to progress directly on to Solent's BA (Hons) Post Production for Film and Television degree course.

With first-class facilities, opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience, and a reputation for producing highly employable television graduates, the ScreenSkills accredited post-production for film and television degree will help provide you with the specialist skills you’ll need for a creative post-production career.

You will learn to edit for high-end drama and factual film and TV, using state-of-the-art software including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Avid Pro-Tools, along with high-quality post-production sound and colour grading facilities. You will also discover Da Vinci Resolve, and get the chance to complete an Avid Certified User certificate to enhance your employability.

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.

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 video 'Are you Ready?' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

Why choose this course?

Student work

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Student work showreel (Post-Production)

Opening scene of A Plastic Wave

A Plastic Wave - Final Major Project

Behind the Blue Lights

Behind the Blue Lights

Escape Clud Title Screen

The Escape Club

The Great Gringo Chicken Run

The Great Gringo Chicken Run - Final Major Project

The Launching Chain

The Launching Chain - Final Major Project

The Tide

The Tide - Final Major Project

Walking with Giants Title Screen

Walking with Giants - Final Major Project

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

Who is this course for?

Studying the foundation year in media is designed to help you build basic media making skills ahead of starting a full undergraduate media-related degree at Solent. Typical candidates either haven’t yet met the entry requirements needed to start on the first year of an undergraduate course or have spent time away from education.

The post production for film and television degree welcomes 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 degree 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.


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.

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