Film and Television at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

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.


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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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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.

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All applicants will be invited to attend an interview

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.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £15000 Year 1
International £15000 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 number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Film and Television at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS