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BA (Hons) Television Production

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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. You'll have the opportunity to develop technical, creative and academic skills across a range of media platforms before beginning the three-year BA (Hons) Television Production degree.

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.

You will be encouraged to situate your own media production within established traditions and styles whilst beginning to identify your own storytelling voice and signature style. You will lastly be introduced to the significance of the creative industries within the UK economy and will be encouraged to begin positioning yourself within this growing and exciting, but competitive sector.

Our ScreenSkills accredited television production degree will help you become a creative practitioner, ready for a fun and rewarding career in TV.

Our talented graduates have gone on to work on productions such as Strictly Come Dancing, Love Island, The Repair Shop, Sky News, Fleabag and Game of Thrones. And it’s not just TV. our Alumni have also worked on films such as Avengers Endgame, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, 1917 and many more.

In a fast-changing world, television production remains a constant. The industry has shown resilience, innovation and creativity in delivering key messages to the public during crisis. It is worth £3 billion a year to the economy, having grown more than 40% since 2008 (PACT, 2019). Demand is high for talented creatives and hard-working, trained practitioners.

This ScreenSkills accredited course is taught by experienced and passionate industry professionals, creating highly employable graduates year-after-year. With an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ you will produce, shoot and edit original programmes.

Our students have a track record of producing award winning and broadcast quality work. You will work on dramas and documentaries, sports and music programmes, entertainment and reality TV. Build your skills with live briefs in the curriculum, and have the opportunity to get work experience on primetime television, summer music festivals and high-profile events. Develop your CV and join our expanding alumni network of industry professionals who will help you find the right career path.

Along with dynamic lectures and seminars, you will take part in workshops and masterclasses led by award-winning professionals from the TV and film industries. Recent guest speakers have had credits on Top Gear, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Bohemian Rhapsody and many more.

With real world learning and strong links to the industry, our students have the opportunity to gain unrivalled work experience at the BBC, the Royal Television Society, Camp Bestival, Boardmasters, the Society of American Cinema Editors, Southampton Football Club, the NHS and many more. We are also the official University media partner for Glastonbury Music Festival.

Throughout your studies you will have access to cutting edge 4K camera technology, over 70 editing suites, a fully equipped outside broadcast vehicle, and three high-end TV studios based in the University's top of the range Media Academy.

This ScreenSkills accredited course will encourage, enable and empower you to become a creative practitioner. Start your journey to a successful career in TV at Solent.

Why choose this course?

Student work



Greg's X Factor experience

Greg's X Factor experience

High Stakes Title Card

High Stakes

King of Hearts at Abbey Road

King of Hearts at Abbey Road

Interview with Nick Reynolds

Nick Reynolds - The Final Portrait

Tim Benson

Tim Benson - TV Production Alumnus

Course features

  • 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?

This foundation year is designed to help you build basic media making skills ahead of starting a full undergraduate BA (Hons) Television Production 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.

What does this course lead to?

Studying this ScreenSkills accredited course is perfect if you want to be a producer, director, camera operator, production manager, editor, sound recordist, researcher, writer and more in both TV and film.

Meet the team

Our course team are all from the television industry, experienced in drama, documentary, reality and entertainment, with credits including the BBC, ITV, BFI, and BAFTA.

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 on this course have access to three high-definition TV studios, with the largest capable of seating an audience of 200 people and running up to ten cameras.

Television production students will also have access to Solent's 3D Digital Cinema with Dolby Atmos sound, over 80 networked edit workstations, post production sound and colour grading suites, a range of high-end cameras and ancillary equipment – all in HD or 4K, two outside broadcast vehicles.

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