Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Film and Television

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Course summary

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With its unique blend of critical studies and creative practice, Solent’s highly regarded film and television undergraduate degree will provide you with the skills you need to become part of an exciting and ever-changing industry. Through a combination of weekly lectures, seminars, screenings and workshops taught by internationally renowned academics and award-winning filmmakers, you will interrogate the ways in which films and television programmes are made and watched around the world. During the first year, you will study modules that address the building blocks of screen language, genre analysis, screenwriting and production management, working on individual projects as well as collaborating in groups to make short films and television content. In the second year, you will interrogate the relationship between representation and identity through screen criticism and in practice, across fiction and documentary, exploring the role of audiences in film and television consumption and employing creative approaches to short film design. During the final year, you will explore career pathways with modules designed to focus on enhancing employability and transferable skills as well as the evolving globalised nature of production, distribution and exhibition practices in the transmedia age. These modules will be accompanied by one-to-one supervision in a final year project, which can either be a dissertation, film or screenplay. Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to use our cutting-edge production equipment, studio facilities and edit suites based in the University’s media academy. The media academy includes three green screen TV studios, a large visual recording studio with capacity for 200 seated audience members and a range of radio and music production facilities. Our large edit suites feature Mac Pro computers and the full Adobe creative package for editing, colour grading and special effects. Thanks to the course teams close links with local, regional and national media industries, you will have the opportunity to benefit from a range of real-world learning opportunities such as workshops and masterclasses led by visiting media professionals including recognised film directors, exhibitors, writers, distributors, exhibitors and journalists. You will be supported across your time with us with individual and cohort termly progress meetings with a personal tutor and access to our excellent student support, wellbeing and disability services. What does this course lead to? Course graduates can pursue careers in a range of film, television and media production roles; or use their transferable skills to pursue roles in education, design, publishing, PR, marketing, advertising and events management, among others. Previous graduates have also gone on to set-up successful production companies or become freelancers. Alumni have worked with a range of organisations including; BBC, ITV, Sky, Warner Bros, Disney, Ignition, Global Radio, Absolute Post, Fox, Channel 4, Optomen, JOE Media, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Premier League Productions, Microsoft and Digital Cinema Media. Who is this course for? Solent's film and television degree is ideally suited to students who are passionate about film and television and want to become well equipped with the critical, practical, technical and creative skills that span both subjects and industries.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES POV: Deconstructing the Screen Establishing Shot: Film and TV Genres Filming Fiction Screenwriting: From Pitch to Page Close Up: Forms and Industries The Studio YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES The Critic: Screen Criticism and Creative Analysis Brief Encounters: The Art and Craft of Short Film Access All Areas? Documenting Society The Pilot: Television Drama and Beyond Beyond the Screen: Engaging Contemporary Audiences YEAR 2 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Intermediate Post Production Intermediate Production Intermediate Research and Writing YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Professional Practice Portfolio In Focus: Screening Contemporary Culture Global Screens: The Transmedia Age Final Major Project: Research and Preparation Final Major Project

Assessment method

This course is underpinned by a creative and traditional assessment methods including video essays, creative portfolios, essays, presentations, feature articles, groups projects and live simulated client briefs. 60-80% of assessments across the course are creative/practice based, depending on your chosen Final Major Project output/artefact. There are no formal exams.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P303
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

All applicants will be invited to attend an interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

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 range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Film and Television at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS