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BA (Hons) Post-Production (Top-up)

Solent University
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
12,500 GBP excl. VAT

Program description

BA (Hons) Post-Production (Top-up)

Post-production is the final, crucial step in any TV or film project. Production editors have the important task of bringing all the elements of a production together to tell the story in a creative, compelling and legible way. This top-up course will help you to build on your existing skills and qualifications, equipping you with the technical and creative know-how required to succeed as a professional post-production editor.

Upon graduation, you will have built a portfolio of essential post-production techniques and will be able to confidently apply investigative and analytical processes to a range of creative briefs. You’ll also have a developed awareness of the roles and responsibilities within post-production, both individually and as part of a team.

You’ll build these skills in our state-of-the-art media facilities and post-production suites. Key equipment includes high-spec Apple computers, professional editing platforms (Final Cut Pro, Avid and Premiere Pro), industry-standard production studios and a fully-equipped outside broadcast vehicle.

You’ll also benefit from access to a range of additional professional qualifications. These include the Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools Certified User qualifications, which can both be taken free of charge.

Students benefit from access to a range of additional professional qualifications from Avid and the course is taught by an experienced team of industry practitioners and research academics.

What does this course lead to?

Post-production graduates are well placed for a range of essential roles in TV, film and the wider media industries. Possible specialisms include sound editing, motion graphics and commercial editing.

Graduates will also be able to pursue further study, including Solent’s own MA Film Production programme.

Who is this course for?

This top-up course is the ideal way for those with qualifications at HND level (or equivalent) to gain a full undergraduate degree in just one year. Candidates should be passionate about media production and aspiring to work in a relevant field.

Admission requirements

Key entry requirements

  • Relevant HND/foundation degree pass with merit overall (55 per cent), or 240 CATS points from a relevant three-year degree.

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.

Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Experimental Media Distribution and Exhibition
  • Post Production II
  • The Sound of the Story
  • Motion Graphics


  • Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives
  • Working in the Creative Industries

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


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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Solent University

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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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E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
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