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Television Production degrees

Where our students and alumni have worked

 
Our talented students and alumni have also worked on: The X Factor, Saving Lives at Sea, Grand Designs, MiB: International, Just Tattoo Of Us, The Circle, Celebrity Juice, Hunted, Race Across the World, Aquaman, Football Focus, Winterwatch, Game of Thrones, Eternals, Would I Lie to You?, Dad’s Army – The Lost Episodes, The Family Brain Games, The Crystal Maze, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Mash Report, Naked Attraction, The Dark Tower, Four in a Bed, 24 Hours in Police Custody, The Heist, Antiques Road Trip, First Dates, Love Island, The Gadget Show, 24 hours in A&E, Kingsman – The Golden Circle, The Lion King (2019), Ambulance, Sky News, Rugby World Cup, Life, ITV News, Formula E, Come Dine With Me, The Jonathan Ross Show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here and many more…

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Rachel Forrester

BA (Hons) Television and Studio Production

Graduated 2014

Rachel Forrester

What’s your favourite Solent memory? 

My favourite Solent memory is pretty much every time I was in studio. Solent has an amazing studio, which operates like the real thing, run entirely by the students. Our third year studio series project, High Stakes, was a lot of fun to work on every week and I loved working with the whole class in the studio. The sense of achievement after we had finished our seven episodes was amazing.

Tell us about what you’re up to now.

I’ve been running in television now for around a year and a half, and in that time worked on shows like Top GearGreat American Railway JourneysThe Big Family Cooking Showdown and Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

On Strictly my week consisted of ordering everything for the Friday rehearsal and live Saturday recordings and prepping the dressing rooms and studio for show days. Show days themselves were long busy days, making sure all professional dancers and celebrities were fed and in the right place at the right times in the right outfits. Keeping the crew happy was key. It was also my job to look after the gallery, sound and lighting departments.

What's your career highlight?

There are so many highlights it is hard to choose! I think my career highlight has to be either driving a Porsche to Germany and all the travelling with Top Gear, or filming on the edge of the CN tower 1,168ft above Toronto and crossing America with Great American Railway Journeys.

The television industry is constantly changing and evolving. It's an exciting time to be in the industry, which is embracing social platforms and pushing the boundaries of what TV can be.

What tips would you give to someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

  • My top tip is to keep going and take every opportunity. The world of TV is very competitive with a lot of very talented people. It took about six months of constant CVs and applications before getting my first contract.
  • Take every little day running job or experience opportunity at Solent - experience is what gets you work.
  • If you’re looking to get into television, try the Facebook group ‘People looking for TV work: Runners’. This is a great resource that has helped me get several jobs since leaving Solent.
Television studios
Television studios
Television production students have access to three fully functioning high definition multi-camera studios, complete with broadcast standard equipment.
Green screen
Studio D
Studio D is fitted with a state-of-the-art gallery and an immersive green screen area, allowing you to digitally transform your surroundings and place your characters into new environments­­­­.
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Teddy Rocks
Real-world work experience at music festivals is just one of the many unrivalled opportunities students on our TV production, film, media and technology courses have.
Television and Video Production student Greg Wycislok
Greg's experience on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side
BA (Hons) Television and Video Production student Greg Wycislok is currently working in a dream position on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’.
Movies worked on by speakers at Solent Post
Top post-production professionals speak at Solent
Top editors and sound designers from film and TV came to Solent as part of Solent Post Day. Open to all but designed for students of film and television, the day included talks from a range of the industry’s finest.
Abbie Sheridan with the cast of Dr Strange
Television and video production graduate Abbie Sheridan's impressive career
Films Abbie has worked on: Pan, Star Wars Episode VII, Now You See Me 2, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation, Spectre, Stratton, Rogue One, Doctor Strange, Justice League, and Jurassic World 2

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