Mode of StudyFull-time, Full-time sandwich with work placement
Duration3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich with work placement
Start dateSeptember 2023
Unite your passion for the creative and technical aspects of film production with a degree that covers storytelling, project management and knowledge of industry-standard software.
No TV show or film is complete without the processes you’ll learn on this Post-Production in Film and Television degree. You’ll learn about video editing, visual effects, colour grading, post sound and the workflows of post production tasks, using practical assessments and professional software, such as Premiere and After Effects, in our devoted video editing lab.
You’ll be learning from academic staff with Avid and Adobe certifications, and applying your new knowledge through practical assessments, or work experience and placement opportunities built into the syllabus. You'll also be able to visit post-production industry contacts as part of your study, including alumni from the university's film and television degrees at companies like Disney and Discovery UK.
You’ll graduate with the skillset needed by every film and TV programme production company, and with experience of putting those skills to work for your showreel.
- Focus on storytelling, and learn the tools that help you grow your creative ability
- Study in an industry-recognised school that has led in post-production educational standards since 2003, with staff qualified as Avid Certified Instructors and Adobe Certified Professionals
- Graduate with professional certifications such as Avid Certified User and Adobe Certified Professional in Premiere and After Effects
- Master professional software – including Avid Media Composer, Protools, DaVinci Resolve, Nuke, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Avid NEXIS – in our editing lab and Baselight colour grading suite
- Develop a broad, flexible skillset that prepares you for careers in film and television industries, or in related industries such as video games
- Develop your portfolio and professional network through placements, work experience and the University’s contacts in the industry
BA (Hons) Post-Production for Film and Television degree entry requirements
- A levels – ABB–BBC to include a film/media related subject
- UCAS points – 112–128 points to include a minimum of 2 A Levels, or equivalent, including a film/media related subject.(calculate your UCAS points)
T Levels: Digital Production, Design And Development - Merit
Applicants without relevant qualifications will be requested to provide a portfolio to support their application.
See full entry requirements and other qualifications we accept
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
See alternative English language qualifications
We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course.
If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
Careers and opportunities
The post-production job market, within the UK film and TV sector alone, is estimated at £2.1 billion, with many graduate entry jobs available that can offer rapid progression into more senior roles within TV, film and video production teams. This course has been aligned to the needs of this industry, and to respond to the demand for skilled entrants to the post-production sector.
You'll graduate from this post-production degree with a broad spread of sector skills, opening the widest range of opportunities to you, and with demonstrable experience of putting your editing, grading and effects learning into practice. You'll also be well placed to specialise for the strand of the industry that interests you most, or to move on into further study in the post-production sphere.
What areas can you work in with a post-production degree?
Our TV and film graduates have used post-production specialism to secure work with companies such as:
- Pinewood Studios
What jobs can you do with a post-production degree?
You'll graduate with the skills needed to work in post house companies, freelance film and broadcast televsion projects. Jobs you could take on include:
- Data wrangler
- Post Production Scheduler
- Visual Effects Editor
- Post Sound Mixer
Ongoing career support – up to 5 years after you graduate
Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience.
Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.
What you'll study
This is a new course, and we are currently finalising the modules. A full list will be available here soon.
The academic year runs from September to June. There are breaks at Christmas and Easter.
Supporting your learning
The amount of timetabled teaching you'll get on your degree might be less than what you're used to at school or college, but you'll also get support via video, phone and face-to-face from teaching and support staff to enhance your learning experience and help you succeed. You can build your personalised network of support from the following people and services:
Types of support
Your personal tutor helps you make the transition to independent study and gives you academic and personal support throughout your time at university.
You'll have regular contact with your personal tutor in learning activities or scheduled meetings. You can also make an appointment with them if you need extra support.
You'll have help from a team of faculty academic skills tutors. They can help you improve and develop your academic skills and support you in any area of your study.
They can help with:
- improving your academic writing (for example, essays, reports, dissertations)
- delivering presentations (including observing and filming presentations)
- understanding and using assignment feedback
- managing your time and workload
- revision and exam techniques
As well as support from faculty staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
- academic writing
- note taking
- time management
- critical thinking
- presentation skills
- working in groups
- revision, memory and exam techniques
If you require extra support because of a disability or additional learning need our specialist team can help you.
They'll help you to
- discuss and agree on reasonable adjustments
- liaise with other University services and facilities, such as the library
- access specialist study skills and strategies tutors, and assistive technology tutors, on a 1-to-1 basis or in groups
- liaise with external services
Our online Learning Well mini-course will help you plan for managing the challenges of learning and student life, so you can fulfil your potential and have a great student experience.
You can get personal, emotional and mental health support from our Student Wellbeing Service, in person and online. This includes 1–2–1 support as well as courses and workshops that help you better manage stress, anxiety or depression.
Library staff are available in person or by email, phone, or online chat to help you make the most of the University’s library resources. You can also request one-to-one appointments and get support from a librarian who specialises in your subject area.
The library is open 24 hours a day, every day, in term time.
If English isn't your first language, you can do one of our English language courses to improve your written and spoken English language skills before starting your degree. Once you're here, you can take part in our free In-Sessional English (ISE) programme to improve your English further.
Course costs and funding
Tuition fees (2023 start)
- UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
- EU students – £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship – may be subject to annual increase)
- International students – £17,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
Funding your studies
Find out how to fund your studies, including the scholarships and bursaries you could get. You can also find more about tuition fees and living costs, including what your tuition fees cover.
Applying from outside the UK? Find out about funding options for international students.
Additional course costs
These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
Our accommodation section show your accommodation options and highlight how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.
You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.
You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.
You’ll need to cover additional costs, such as travel costs, if you take an optional placement or placement abroad.
These costs will vary depending on the location and duration of the placement, and can range from £50–£1000.
During your placement year or study abroad year, you’ll be eligible for a discounted rate on your tuition fees. Currently, this discount amounts to 90% of the year’s fees.
Tuition fees for that year are:
- UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 a year (may be subject to annual increase)
- EU students – £925 a year, including Transition Scholarship (may be subject to annual increase)
- International students – £1,800 a year (subject to annual increase)
The costs associated with your specific destination will be discussed during your second year, as well as possible sources of additional funding.
How to apply
To start this course in 2023, apply through UCAS. You'll need:
- the UCAS course code – P315
- our institution code – P80
If you'd prefer to apply directly, use our online application form
You can also sign up to an Open Day to:
- Tour our campus, facilities and halls of residence
- Speak with lecturers and chat with our students
- Get information about where to live, how to fund your studies and which clubs and societies to join
If you're new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.
How to apply from outside the UK
See the 'How to apply' section above for details of how to apply. You can also get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.
To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.
If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
Admissions terms and conditions
When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.
Finalising this course
All our courses go through a rigorous approval process to make sure they’re of the highest quality. This includes a review by a panel of experts, made up of academic staff and an external academic or professional with specialist knowledge.
This course is in the final stages of this process and is open for applications. If any details of the course or its approval status change after you apply, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and will be here to discuss your options with you.