Solent University (Southampton)

Media Production (Top-Up) Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Southampton Solent University


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Got a passion for video, photography and audio production? Hoping to upgrade your existing qualifications into a full honours degree? With a passionate teaching team, industry standard facilities and a reputation for producing well-rounded and employable media graduates, Solent University’s media production top-up course is the ideal next step towards your dream career.

At the heart of Solent University’s media production top-up programme is a commitment to hands-on learning and student employability. Written in collaboration with media production professionals, this one year course helps students to obtain the broad range of skills that employers in the media industry are seeking while providing a firm foundation in relevant academic theory.

The curriculum also places a focus on critical thinking, writing and presentation skills that are relevant to a wide variety of industry roles. These transferable skills are vital in ensuring that graduates can pursue varied employment opportunities.

Solent University’s media academy is a hub for creative students at Solent, providing access to green screen studios, post-production suites and a range of audio production facilities. Our large post-production facilities feature Mac Pro computers and the full Adobe Creative Suite for editing, colour grading and special effects.

Students studying in the School of Media Arts and Technology benefit from a schedule of high calibre guest speakers and visiting fellows. Recent talks have been given by Anne V. Coates (Oscar winning editor), Paul Franklin (Oscar winner for visual effects on Inception), Brian Tufano (cinematographer on Trainspotting, Quadrophenia and Billy Elliot) and Sir Alan Parker (director of Fame, Evita, Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Mississippi Burning).

Course details


Year one: CORE UNITS *Major Project *Reading Contemporary Culture. OPTIONS *Audio Production UD *Contemporary Photographic Practice *Sound Design for the Moving Image *The Staged Photograph *Factual Production *Fiction Production *Freelancing at Solent Creatives (Media) *Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice *Curriculum Plus

Assessment method

You will have the opportunity to work on industry related live briefs as part of your coursework and through out Solent Productions or Solent TV agencies.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code P319
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
HND (BTEC) M Pass HND with an overall mark of 55% or Merit profile

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

Course contact details

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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team

+44 (0) 23 8201 5066

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