Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Post Production for Film and Television with Foundation Year in Media

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Course summary

Solent’s foundation year in media offers students a stimulating introduction to both the study of media and the production of media content. The Foundation Year in Media provides you with the opportunity to develop technical, creative and academic skills across a range of media platforms including graphic design, video production, digital photography and blogging. You will be encouraged to situate your own media production within established traditions and styles whilst beginning to identify your own storytelling voice and signature style. You will lastly be introduced to the significance of the creative industries within the UK economy and will be encouraged to begin positioning yourself within this growing and exciting, but competitive sector. Understanding that students are joining the Foundation Year from a range of previous experiences, the course is specifically designed to acclimatise students to the university experience. For the first six weeks you will study just one unit ‘Belonging’ which is delivered intensively by the teaching team and is tailored to help build a sense of course community and ease you into university life. Thereafter units are added so that by the second semester the Foundation structure reflects the experience you can expect on the media-related degree programme of your choosing. Face-to-face academic support is available throughout, and is complemented by 24/7 access to the University’s virtual learning environment. Teaching is tailored to individual needs by the dedicated course team and Foundation students have in the past gone forward to enjoy success on; BA (Hons) Media Production, BA (Hons) Film, BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Television Production, BA (Hons) Film and Television amongst others. To support learning, students have access to Solent’s industry-standard media production facilities. What does this course lead to? Upon successful completion of the foundation year in media, you can progress onto the BA (Hons) Post-Production for Film and Television course. Who is this course for? This foundation year is designed to help you build basic media making skills ahead of starting a full undergraduate media-related degree at Solent. Typical candidates either haven’t yet met the entry requirements needed to start on the first year of an undergraduate course or have spent time away from education.

Course details


FOUNDATION MODULES Media Design Narrative Media Project Online Media Project Research for Media Making Individual Media Project Media Industries On successful completion of the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto the BA (Hons) Post Production for Film and Television course where you will study the following modules: 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 Brief and Professional Practice 1 Live Brief and Professional Practice 2 Fiction Production Documentary Production Intermediate Editing YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Motion Graphics Sound of the Story YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Working in the Creative Industries Creative Editing: Documentary Creative Editing: Fiction Final Major Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Colour Correction and Grading Collaborative Drama

Assessment method

The course is assessed through a combination of written work, critical reflections practical projects undertaken both individually and in groups, presentations, pitches, print design projects and online portfolios.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. This must be a Secure English Language Test (SELT)

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.

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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
EU £12400 Year 1
International £12400 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £12400 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 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

Post Production for Film and Television with Foundation Year in Media at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS