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BA (Hons)Television Production

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Starting in2024
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UCAS code: TP01
Institution code: S30
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Why study a television production degree at Solent University

Get the experience to produce and direct the next big primetime TV hit on our ScreenSkills accredited degree. Our graduates have gone on to work on at Strictly, The Repair Shop, Sky News and more.

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  • Our students are four times Royal Television Society Winners. Last two wins were in 2022 and 2019.
  • Opportunities with industry and media partners, including the BBC and the Royal Television Society.
  • We are official university partner of Southampton Football Club and Glastonbury music festival.
  • Some of our graduates have worked on Strictly Come Dancing, Love Island, The Repair Shop, Sky News, Fleabag and Game of Thrones, as well as Avengers Endgame, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, 1917 and more.
  • Use professional-grade media, studio and broadcast facilities, including 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.
  • A creative, multi-disciplinary environment for world-leading research in media, culture and the arts – you will learn from experts in their field.
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Course overview

In a fast-changing world, television production prevails across many platforms from live television to streaming services. The industry has shown resilience, innovation and creativity. Worth £3 billion a year to the economy, having grown more than 40% since 2008 (PACT, 2019), demand is high for talented and well trained television creatives. 

Our ScreenSkills accredited course has created highly employable graduates year-after-year. The course is taught by experienced and passionate industry professionals who encourage, enable and empower you to become a creative practitioner.

With an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ you will produce, shoot and edit original programmes, working on everything from dramas and documentaries, to sports and music programmes, entertainment and reality TV. Our students have a track record of producing award winning and broadcast quality work. In November 2023, final year student, Sophie Humphrey was named Student of the Year at the 2023 Rise Awards - the second Solent student in two years to win the award.

Build your skills with live briefs in the curriculum - you could have the opportunity to get work experience on primetime television for summer music festivals and high-profile events. With strong links to the industry, our students have recently gained 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.

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. 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.

Throughout your studies you will have everything you need for multi-camera TV studios set-ups located in three TV studios and the media hatch for access to a range of high-end TV and film equipment. 

Develop your CV and join our expanding alumni network of industry professionals who will help you find the right career path. Start your journey to a successful career in TV at Solent.

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.

Any questions?

Contact UK admissions

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

Contact international admissions

Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

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Student work

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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

  • 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. No previous experience is necessary.

What does this course lead to?

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.

Solent stories

Hear from Solent alumni about where their careers have taken them and how studying at Solent prepared them for their future.

The course was the perfect gateway to where I am now. Without it, I doubt I would have made it in the video world.

BA (Hons) TV and Video Production graduate, Abbie Sheridan

Abbie Sheridan

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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.

Facilities

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.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

    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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