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 Media Foundation Year will provide a pathway to the Television and Video Production degree. Our accredited television production degrees will prepare you for an exciting professional career in the global media industry. With a strong focus on gaining hands-on experience and access to cutting-edge facilities you’ll research, shoot and edit using the latest professional broadcast equipment, while gaining the essential production experience to launch your media career. Solent’s multi-million-pound media academy is a hub for creative students and boasts a comprehensive range of modern film and television production equipment, ranging from high-definition video cameras to DSLR full-frame cameras with a wide range of top-quality lenses and lighting kits. The University is also investing in 4K technology, which will enable students to enjoy professional-quality equipment. Students on the television and video production degree can also enjoy free access to three high-definition TV studios, the largest of which seats an audience of 200 people and can run up to ten cameras. Those who want to hone their editing skills will find over 70 Mac workstations, all linked by a state-of-the-art fibre optic network. All machines run industry software Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro as standard, while specialist editors will have access to Avid. To gain further practical experience students are encouraged to freelance at Solent Creatives, the University’s in-house creative agency, offering them unique opportunities to work on live client briefs to help develop their showreel.