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MAPost Production in Film and Television

Solent University
United Kingdom, Southampton
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You’ll begin by studying the fundamentals of post-production to gain a solid understanding of the core principles and techniques. You’ll then progress into other fields, such as creative editing for drama and for documentary. Here you’ll explore the creative process of editing, from story-telling and character focus for drama, to cutaways and building sequences in documentary. This is complemented by the sound and visual design unit where you’ll learn how to add aural and visual dimension to a production.

The research methods and major project units will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your research skills at master’s level and to work on a personal film or TV project that utilises the skills learnt throughout your studies.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain professional qualifications alongside your degree studies. You’ll be encouraged sit the Avid Certified User exam – a certificate is recognised by post-production companies worldwide. You could also work towards gaining the Pro Tools Certified User certificate, if you wish to pursue a career in sound design or audio mixing.

The course team’s excellent industry links mean you’ll have access to a long-established and inspiring guest speaker programme. Students on our media technology programmes have had the chance to meet and question some of the country’s top industry professionals in film and television. Recent guest speakers include Sir Alan Parker (BAFTA winning director: Bugsy Malone, Evita, Mississippi Burning), Mick Audsley (BAFTA winning editor: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Everest, Allied, Twelve Monkeys), Eddy Joseph (BAFTA winning sound editor: Casino Royale, United 93, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Walter Murch (Oscar and BAFTA winning sound and film editor Tomorrowland, Apocalypse Now, Jarhead), Nick McPhee (editor: The Durrells, Downton Abbey, Doc Martin), Julian Unthank (screenwriter New Tricks, Sword of Vengeance) and John Lloyd (producer: QI, Blackadder, No Such Thing as the News).

Programme structure

Year one

Approaches to Post Production
Acquire professional, industry-standard skills in planning and completing edits under different conditions and time restraints.

Creative Editing for Film and Television
Expand understanding of the creative process and apply the concepts and techniques presented in Approaches to Post Production. Use specialised Post Production toolsets, including project management, motion control, colour correction, audio tools, the use of Foley, ADR and Sound Dubbing and Sound Design.

Perfecting the Picture and Sound
More complex colour grading techniques, advanced sound Design and sound mixing, visual effects, the creation of title sequences, to online editing picture finishing, and delivery.

Professional Practice and Research Methods
Students will gain in-depth knowledge of their chosen industry and acquire the insight and understanding to enable planning of a long-term career.

Major Editing Project
A self-directed module during which students will work under the guidance of a tutor and an industry professional mentor towards the development and completion of a final creative editing project.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to pursue jobs in many areas of the TV and film post-production industry. Entry level jobs can include edit assistant, junior editor, or runner. From here, graduates can progress to roles such as picture editor, sound editor, dubbing mixer, grader, colourist, or facilities manager.

There are also many post-production-related jobs outside of the broadcast industry. Opportunities within the charity sector, local and national government, emergency services, the financial sector, and the corporate and training video market are possible.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States