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"Now the largest University in the UK outside London for students in the creative industries, and enjoying 'kite mark status', we have invested in new, high quality facilities for our Skillset Media Academy. Together with our unique emphasis on the integration of theory and practice through 'real world learning', this means an even better experience for our talented and entrepreneurial students. We have further plans in the pipeline, including a Digital Media Production Centre, which will further strengthen our position as the preferred choice for those wanting a professional career in an important industrial sector vital to UK economic growth and recovery."

Professor Van Gore, Vice-Chancellor
Southampton Solent University

What is a Skillset Media Academy?

The Skillset Tick is a sign of quality indicating the media degrees and universities best suited to preparing students for a career in creative media. To be awarded the Skillset Tick, the University has to undergo a rigorous assessment process conducted by experts working in the creative media industries. Students can be confident that courses bearing the Skillset Tick provide the highest quality, industry-relevant education and are likely to give them a head start in their future careers in the media industry.  

"The University is proud of its status as a Skillset Media Academy. It is at the centre of our offering to the Creative Industries and its aims are squarely in line with our university mission which emphasises creativity, an excellent student experience and real world learning. Since gaining academy status, we have pioneered new ways of learning including initiatives like Solent Creatives and Solent Productions to give our students access to real work experience in a multi-disciplinary environment and a real edge in a competitive sector. Our new centre for digital media production will bring together, under one roof, outstanding creative students from across the University with staff, research, equipment and facilities, and will be the physical home for the Academy at the heart of the University."

Professor Rod Pilling
Executive Dean, Recruitment and Admissions

Courses

Our Academy's portfolio of courses includes:

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