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Solent University (Southampton)

Television Production

UCAS Code: TP01

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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).

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Television production

Do you want to make television programmes - research, organise, produce, direct or work with cameras and sound? Our ScreenSkills accredited television production degree will help you become a creative practitioner, ready for a fun and rewarding career in TV.

Television Production at Solent University is one of the leading TV courses in the country with 90% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019).

Our talented graduates have gone on to work on productions such as Strictly Come Dancing, Love Island, The Repair Shop, Sky News, Fleabag and Game of Thrones. And it’s not just TV. our Alumni have also worked on films such as Avengers Endgame, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, 1917 and many more.

In a fast-changing world, television production remains a constant. The industry has shown resilience, innovation and creativity in delivering key messages to the public during crisis. It is worth £3 billion a year to the economy, having grown more than 40% since 2008 (PACT, 2019). Demand is high for talented creatives and hard-working, trained practitioners.

This ScreenSkills accredited course is taught by experienced and passionate industry professionals, creating highly employable graduates year-after-year. With an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ you will produce, shoot and edit original programmes.

Our students have a track record of producing award winning and broadcast quality work. You will work on dramas and documentaries, sports and music programmes, entertainment and reality TV. Build your skills with live briefs in the curriculum, and have the opportunity to get work experience on primetime television, summer music festivals and high-profile events. Develop your CV and join our expanding alumni network of industry professionals who will help you find the right career path.

Along with dynamic lectures and seminars, you will take part in workshops and masterclasses led by award-winning professionals from the TV and film industries. Recent guest speakers have had credits on Top Gear, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Bohemian Rhapsody and many more.

With real world learning and strong links to the industry, our students have the opportunity to gain unrivalled work experience at the BBC, the Royal Television Society, Camp Bestival, Boardmasters, the Society of American Cinema Editors, Southampton Football Club, the NHS and many more. We are also the official University media partner for Glastonbury Music Festival.

Throughout your studies you will have access to cutting edge 4K camera technology, over 70 editing suites, a fully equipped outside broadcast vehicle, and three high-end TV studios based in the University's top of the range Media Academy.

This ScreenSkills accredited course will encourage, enable and empower you to become a creative practitioner. Start your journey to a successful career in TV at Solent.

Unrivalled work experience opportunities at music festivals and events such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival and Boardmasters.

**What does this course lead to?**
This ScreenSkills accredited course is perfect if you want to be a producer, director, camera operator, production manager, editor, sound recordist, researcher, writer and more in both TV and film.

**Who is this course for?**
We welcome applicants from a wide range of academic and creative backgrounds. No previous experience is necessary.

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 Briefs and Professional Practice 1
Live Briefs and Professional Practice 2
Fiction Production
Documentary Production
Studio Production

YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Cinematography
Shooting Music

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Working in the Creative Industries
Studio Series Development
Studio Series Production
Final Major Project

YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year)
Collaborative Drama
Collaborative Music Project
Production Management

Assessment methods

This is an experiential course, which means you learn by doing - and everything you do on our course is designed to prepare you for a career in industry. Assessment is through coursework, individual and group projects, presentations, reflective reports and peer-evaluation.

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 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.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

TEF rating:
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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
Television 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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
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.

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Average annual salary
95%
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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.

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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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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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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