Southampton Solent University

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN, United Kingdom

Film and Television Production Technology

Would you like to work behind the scenes in the film or television industry? This hands-on film and television production degree explores the mechanics of film and TV broadcasting, helping to equip you with the essential expertise you’ll need to succeed. Students studying film and television production technology will spend much of their time using our industry standard media facilities. These include a HD outside broadcast vehicle, multitrack music recording studios, radio and television production studios, editing suites, video laboratories and a 3D cinema. Students are then given the chance to apply the practical skills that they have learnt by taking part in work experience opportunities and live client briefs. Past students have worked on live broadcasts for the BBC, Glastonbury, Butserfest and Truck festival. Southampton Solent also benefits from strong links with the BBC, ITV, Arqiva, Ericsson, Global Media and various independent production companies The academic team is made up of practitioners from a variety of industry backgrounds. In previous years, their network of contacts have provided further potential employment opportunities and work placements to students. Students are also encouraged to develop a range of transferable skills throughout their degree. These include group leadership, IT, networking, project management, communication, problem-solving, working to deadlines and project planning. The programme provides students with regular opportunities to practice the technical skills that they have learnt. Past students have supported the production of the BBC’s Children in Need, the departure of the QE2, and the broadcast of various live music events. Recent graduates have gone on to work as a vision engineer at Arena OB, broadcast technician at Shooting Partners and vision engineer at CTV Outside Broadcast they have had roles with Visions, SiS, F1, Bloomberg, Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington studios, ITV, the BBC and more. This course will suit technically-minded individuals who wish to learn and use the production technology behind films and the programmes aired on television. The high practical content of the course will suit those who want to gain hands-on experience.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Southampton