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Film Production

Entry requirements


A minimum of 2 A Levels required.

Accepted when studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Pass in Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 Level 3 credits passed with a minimum of Merit.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

HNC (BTEC)

P-D

HND (BTEC)

P-M

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Extended Diploma. For detailed information on accepted qualifications, please view our Course Entry Statement (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf) Solent University is a proud champion of widening participation. For further information about our contextual offer, please visit our website (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/what-next/contextual-offers).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Film production

**Solent University’s Media and Film Studies subject area was ranked 15th in the Guardian University League Tables 2019.**

With a wide range of high-end film equipment, a passionate teaching team and a reputation for producing well-rounded graduates, film production at Solent University will help prepare you for life as a film production professional.

The making of a film is a very complex art form requiring a variety of skills and expertise including creativity, passion, commitment, technical expertise, team working, vision, and research skills. This degree gives you the opportunities to develop these specialist skills through a creative, practical yet academic curriculum built on real-world film production practices.

You will be supported to develop a range of filmmaking knowledge across key roles including writing, directing, cinematography, sound, editing and producing, whilst also having the chance to specialise in some of the key creative roles involved in the making of films. You will also have the opportunity to produce many short films and a final year graduation film, all designed to put your knowledge into practice.

Your core knowledge will also be complemented by modules in Film Marketing and Fundraising, which will help you to learn how to raise money for your films and distribute them to festivals and beyond.

Solent's media academy is a hub for creative students, with 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 Suite for editing, colour grading and special effects.

This degree will equip you with the core skills and knowledge to be a better filmmaker, to understand cinema critically and creatively, and to be challenged and grow as an individual.

There will be opportunities to gain industry standard accreditations on platforms like Pro Tools, Avid and more.

**What does this course lead to?**
Our recent graduates have gone into a variety of exciting roles with major industry players such as Warner Brothers and Endemol, and have worked in various roles on big blockbusters – some have also gone into formatting of TV shows such as Big Brother. Other graduates have gone on to form their own independent production companies and produce all kinds of films from commercials, documentaries to indie-shorts and features.

Some students finish the degree and decide that a career in film isn’t for them, however thanks to the key transferable skills that are embedded throughout, these students are able to explore a career in areas as diverse as; arts management, business, teaching, marketing, graphics, VFX and music production.

**Who is this course for?**
BA (Hons) Film Production is ideally suited to students who have a flair and passion for telling stories with images, enjoy challenges, and who want to learn how to make better cinematic films.

A background in filmmaking is not necessary, however some experience of what filmmaking entails, and experience of being involved in making a film (however short) would be advantageous.

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES
Intro to Cinematography
Intro to Editing
Film Languages
Screenwriting from Pitch to Page
The Shoot
Film Contexts

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Cinematic Documentary
Crafting the Scene
Film Methods
The Promo
Intermediate Major Project

YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Intermediate Post Production
Intermediate Production
Intermediate Research and Writing

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Professional Practice Portfolio (PPP)
Film Funding and Distribution
Final Major Project 1
Final Major Project 2

YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Advanced Editing
Advanced Cinematography
Advanced Sound
Advanced Directing

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through portfolios, group screenings of film productions, presentations, pitching sessions, report writing, research and development, live client briefs, peer assessment, reflective evaluations and work experience journals.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Film production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£16k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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