The course team have fantastic links with industry and are very proud of the frequency and range of guest speakers who appear at Solent.
Recent guest speakers include Sir Alan Parker (BAFTA winning Director, ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘Evita’, ‘Mississippi Burning’), Walter Murch (Oscar and BAFTA winning Sound and Film Editor ‘Tomorrowland’, ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘Jarhead’), and John Lloyd (Producer ‘QI’, ‘Blackadder’, ‘No Such Thing as the News’). We have also had specialist studio production masterclasses from David Coleman (Multi camera studio director – “Election 2015 Leader’s Debate”) and Stan Royle (Floor Manager – “Question Time”, “The Big Question”).
We also bring in industry professionals to observe and feedback on student projects, pitches and proposals. The unit “Working in the Creative Industries” is based around a series of guest lectures from industry professionals and is designed to give an overview of the wide range of routes available into the industry.
Our Skillset approval means we have access to a range of industry events such as the Royal Television Society (RTS) Masterclasses at the BFI in London. Close links with the RTS locally ensure students are able to attend all their events, including ‘Meet the Professionals’.