Looking to venture into the exciting world of film and television? This one year media foundation programme will help you develop fundamental media skills and build a broad knowledge of television and film to leave you well prepared to progress onto a media or media-related degree at Southampton Solent University. Solent’s foundation year in media offers students a stimulating introduction to both the study of media and the production of media content. Students are encouraged to develop their creative and technical skills across a wide range of production mediums, such as digital video production, digital photography, audio and sound, and online, and will also discover how media shapes our lives, giving them a solid understanding of media and leaving them well-prepared to progress on to a full media or media-related degree at Solent. The course team’s strong industry links may provide students with the opportunity to listen to and learn from many leading industry guest speakers. A number of visiting fellows and professors from the worlds of film, television, media and music have previously guested, and past high-profile speakers have included film directors Sir Alan Parker and Hugh Hudson, and the R&B star, Craig David. Solent University offers students a supportive learning environment and teaching on the media foundation year is delivered by a dedicated course team. Face to face academic support is also available to students and is complemented by 24/7 access to the University’s virtual learning environment. Specialist facilities Further studies Successful completion of the Foundation Year in Media will provide a pathway to the International Media Production degree. Solent University’s international media production degree positions and frames the production of media content (whether audio, video or photography) within an international context. The course is deliberately broad in scope, allowing students the opportunity to explore a number of areas and develop a wide set of sought-after skills. The production elements of the course allow students to develop and hone their skills in video, photographic and audio production - particularly in the area of documentary. Students start by working in all three production mediums, with the opportunity to specialise in their final year. In addition to developing students’ technical skills, the curriculum explores media from an international and comparative perspective. Students discover the ways in which forces associated with globalisation are shaping and reshaping the global media landscape, as well as the way in which technological, social, political and cultural change is impacting on the notion of media work in different places and spaces. The course places great emphasis on employability and to test their skills, students are expected to work on a live client brief, which takes place abroad. Students must also undertake 100 hours of relevant work experience during their degree, and although they are not expected to secure placements outside of the UK, they are encouraged to think internationally in terms of the work placements they undertake.