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 Post-Production degree. As well as building a broad knowledge of the television industry, you’ll specialise in post-production and explore areas such as colour grading, sound design and mixing. Because of its Skillset accreditation, the course is often two steps ahead of the industry norm. Students on the television post-production degree can enjoy full access to the University’s specialist editing facilities, including over 70 Apple Mac workstations, supported by a state-of-the-art fibre optic network. Solent’s multi-million-pound Media Academy has specialist edit suites containing Mac Pro computers installed with Final Cut Pro and the full Adobe Creative Suite as standard, allowing 4K picture editing, colour grading and special effects work. Students have access to Avid and are encouraged to become an Avid Certified User, a professional qualification to further enhance their employability prospects. These features provide a high-quality post-production sound and picture-grading facility, capable of quality output to match and out-perform broadcast standards. Solent University has one of the largest HD studios in the south of England, which can run up to 10 HD cameras and accommodate an audience of over 200 people – attracting industry-leading TV producers such as John Lloyd (QI). Students have full access to professional studio equipment including 4K and HD video cameras, DSLRs, a wide range of lenses, lighting rigs, dolly equipment and sound equipment for studio and location shoots.