Campus : Southampton
Start dates: September, January.

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The film and television programme blends hands-on media production training with an exploration of relevant academic theory, ensuring that students graduate with both practical skills and a strong grounding in critical analysis.

This standard curriculum is supplemented by more than 20 optional units. These units allow students to develop expertise in the specific areas of film and television which they would like to pursue after graduation. Available units cover screenwriting, cinematography, entrepreneurship, documentary making and review writing.

Much of the practical teaching will take place in the media academy – a hub for creative students. The media academy includes three green screen TV studios, a large visual recording studio with capacity for 200 seated audience members and a range of radio and music production facilities. Our large edit suites feature Mac Pro computers and the full Adobe creative package for editing, colour grading and special effects.gradpic

Students studying in the School of Media Arts and Technology benefit from a schedule of high calibre guest speakers and visiting fellows. Recent talks have been given by Anne V Coates (Oscar winning editor), Paul Franklin (Oscar winner for visual effects on Inception), Brian Tufano (cinematographer on Trainspotting, Quadrophenia and Billy Elliot) and Sir Alan Parker (director of Fame, Evita, Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Mississippi Burning).

Module Breakdown 

Here is some of the varied range of modules currently on offer:

Year 1

  • POV: Deconstructing the Screen
  • Establishing Shot: Film and TV Genres
  • Television Studio: Factual Production
  • Filming Fiction: Drama Production
  • Screenwriting: From Pitch to Page
  • Close Up: Forms and Industries

Year 2

  • The Critic: Screen Criticism and Creative Analysis
  • Censored Screens: Film and TV Controversies
  • Brief Encounters: Short Film Theory and Practice
  • Television Drama: The Pilot
  • Shooting Shorts: Mainstream and Alternative
  • Options:
    • The Cinematographer
    • Crime and Noir
    • Screenwriting
    • The Review: Popular Film and Television Criticism
    • Post-Production: Image and Sound
    • Directing Actors for the Screen
    • Guerrilla Film-Making
    • Cult Film and TV
    • Freelancing
    • Model Your Own Business
    • Languages

Year 3

  • In Focus: Screening Contemporary Culture
  • Global Screens: The Transmedia Age
  • Professional Practice Portfolio
  • Final Major Project: Dissertation/Screenwriting/Production
  • Options:
    • Acting and Performance
    • The Director
    • The Time Machine
    • Sex on Screen
    • After 9/11: Film, Television and Culture
    • Freelancing
    • Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice
    • Creative Business Start-up

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.
Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support