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BSc (Hons) Film and Television Production Technology

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
12,500 GBP excl. VAT

Program description

BSc (Hons) Film and Television Production Technology

Would you like to work behind the scenes in the film or television industry? This hands-on film and television production degree explores the mechanics of film and TV broadcasting, helping to equip you with the essential expertise you’ll need to succeed.

Students studying film and television production technology will spend much of their time using our industry standard media facilities. These include a HD outside broadcast vehicle, multitrack music recording studios, radio and television production studios, editing suites, video laboratories and a 3D cinema.

Students are then given the chance to apply the practical skills that they have learnt by taking part in work experience opportunities and live client briefs. Past students have worked on live broadcasts for the BBC, Glastonbury, Butserfest and Truck festival. Solent also benefits from strong links with the BBC, ITV, Arqiva, Ericsson, Global Media and various independent production companies

The academic team is made up of practitioners from a variety of industry backgrounds. In previous years, their network of contacts have provided further potential employment opportunities and work placements to students.

Students are also encouraged to develop a range of transferable skills throughout their degree. These include group leadership, IT, networking, project management, communication, problem-solving, working to deadlines and project planning.

The programme provides students with regular opportunities to practice the technical skills that they have learnt. Past students have supported the production of the BBC’s Children in Need, the departure of the QE2, and the broadcast of various live music events.

What does this course lead to?

Recent graduates have gone on to work as a vision engineer at Arena OB, broadcast technician at Shooting Partners and vision engineer at CTV Outside Broadcast they have had roles with Visions, SiS, F1, Bloomberg, Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington studios, ITV, the BBC and more.

Who is this course for?

This course will suit technically-minded individuals who wish to learn and use the production technology behind films and the programmes aired on television. The high practical content of the course will suit those who want to gain hands-on experience.

Admission requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent

  • A minimum of two A-levels excluding General Studies or Key Skills, including a minimum Grade C, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent.
  • A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications.
  • Alternative entry is available through theMedia Technology Foundation Year.
  • Applicants must attend an interview as part of the application process.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Audio Production Techniques 
  • Signals and Sources
  • Physics of Light and Sound
  • Electronics Fundamentals
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Video Production Techniques

Year two

Core units

  • Managing Projects
  • Media Formats
  • Video Systems
  • Television Operations
  • Live event Technology


  • Cinematography 
  • Sound Design

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Media Technology Project
  • Broadcast Distribution Technologies
  • Event Management


  • Cinema Technologies
  • Post Production Technology
  • Producing and Managing Web Content for Solent Creatives 
  • Languages
  • Broadcast Systems Design
  • Formats and Workflow

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Scholarships & funding

Bursaries and scholarships

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. 

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About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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