Solent University

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

Media, Culture and Production with Foundation Year in Media

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. Successful completion of the Foundation Year in Media will provide a pathway to the Media, Culture and Production degree. Hone your media production skills and prepare for a career in the creative industries on this three-year media, culture and production course. By undertaking assessed work experience and working on live client briefs, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of how creative media projects are managed and delivered. Upon graduation you’ll be well prepared to step into the workplace, having developed a portfolio of essential production and media management skills. The course is split into three separate strands, each covering a unique area of the curriculum. On the theory strand, you’ll examine a range of academic approaches and industry issues. These include global media markets, consumer habits and the construction of audiences. The production strand will see you getting hands-on with a range of professional media equipment, refining your production skills and building a portfolio of high-quality work. You’ll work across a range of mediums and genres, creating original audio and video projects and managing the process from initial planning right through to post-production. Finally, the employability strand will give you the opportunity to apply your new skills. You’ll undertake 100 hours of work experience before reflecting on your placement as part of a work-based learning unit. You’ll also work on live-briefs or case studies, developing an understanding of what it is to work on the front lines of creative media. Study abroad Foundation year available Built in work experience placement Specialist facilities Further studies

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Southampton
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £10,000