Post-Production for Film and Television at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Unite your passion for the creative and technical aspects of film production with a degree that covers storytelling, project management and knowledge of industry-standard software. No TV show or film is complete without the processes you’ll learn on this Post-Production in Film and Television degree. You’ll learn about video editing, visual effects, colour grading, post sound and the workflows of post production tasks, using practical assessments and professional software, such as Premiere and After Effects, in our devoted video editing lab. You’ll be learning from academic staff with Avid and Adobe certifications, and applying your new knowledge through practical assessments, or work experience and placement opportunities built into the syllabus. You'll also be able to visit post-production industry contacts as part of your study, including alumni from the university's film and television degrees at companies like Disney and Discovery UK. You’ll graduate with the skillset needed by every film and TV programme production company, and with experience of putting those skills to work for your showreel. Course highlights

  • Focus on storytelling, and learn the tools that help you grow your creative ability
  • Study in an industry-recognised school that has led in post-production educational standards since 2003, with staff qualified as Avid Certified Instructors and Adobe Certified Professionals
  • Graduate with professional certifications such as Avid Certified User and Adobe Certified Professional in Premiere and After Effects
  • Master professional software – including Avid Media Composer, Protools, DaVinci Resolve, Nuke, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Avid NEXIS – in our editing lab and Baselight colour grading suite
  • Develop a broad, flexible skillset that prepares you for careers in film and television industries, or in related industries such as video games
  • Develop your portfolio and professional network through placements, work experience and the University’s contacts in the industry
Careers and opportunities The post-production job market, within the UK film and TV sector alone, is estimated at £2.1 billion, with many graduate entry jobs available that can offer rapid progression into more senior roles within TV, film and video production teams. This course has been aligned to the needs of this industry, and to respond to the demand for skilled entrants to the post-production sector. You'll graduate from this post-production degree with a broad spread of sector skills, opening the widest range of opportunities to you, and with demonstrable experience of putting your editing, grading and effects learning into practice. You'll also be well placed to specialise for the strand of the industry that interests you most, or to move on into further study in the post-production sphere.


Year 1 Core modules

  • Film Craft (20 credits)
  • Future Production (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Compositing (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Digital Visual Effects (20 credits)
  • Post Production - Editing (20 credits)
  • Sound for Moving Image (20 credits)
Year 2 Core modules
  • Advanced Post Production Editing (20 credits)
  • Workflow and Grading (20 credits)
Optional modules
  • Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice (20 credits)
  • Factual Media Production (20 credits)
  • Film Sound Production (20 credits)
  • Professional Experience (20 credits)
  • Real-Time Animation and VFX Project (20 credits)
  • Student Enterprise (20 credits)
  • Visual Effects (20 credits)
  • World and Transnational Cinema (20 credits)
Year 3 Core modules
  • Documentary Film-Making (20 credits)
  • Graduate Film (40 credits)
  • Post Production Practices (20 credits)
  • Professional Industry Skills (20 credits)
  • Self Promotion (20 credits)
Placement year After your second or third year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you'd like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedAn overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English ProficiencyAn overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Post-Production for Film and Television at University of Portsmouth - UCAS