Television Production at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to make television programmes - research, organise, produce, direct or work with cameras and sound? Our ScreenSkills accredited television production degree will help you become a creative practitioner, ready for a fun and rewarding career in TV. Television Production at Solent University is one of the leading TV courses in the country with 90% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019). 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. Unrivalled work experience opportunities at music festivals and events such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival and Boardmasters. 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. Who is this course for? We welcome applicants from a wide range of academic and creative backgrounds. No previous experience is necessary.


YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Introduction to Single Camera Production Introduction to Studio Production Introduction to Post Production Introduction to Sound Screenwriting Research and Development for TV YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Live Briefs and Professional Practice 1 Live Briefs and Professional Practice 2 Fiction Production Documentary Production Studio Production YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Cinematography Shooting Music YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Working in the Creative Industries Studio Series Development Studio Series Production Final Major Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Collaborative Drama Collaborative Music Project Production Management

Assessment method

This is an experiential course, which means you learn by doing - and everything you do on our course is designed to prepare you for a career in industry. Assessment is through coursework, individual and group projects, presentations, reflective reports and peer-evaluation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17750 Year 1
International £17750 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Television Production at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS