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Southampton Solent University

Video and Streaming Technology

UCAS Code: VST1

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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3years

Full-time | 2018

Are you interested in working in the media industry? Are you confident around the latest technology? Southampton Solent University’s video and streaming technology programme will help you get up-to-speed with the latest technical standards, developing a comprehensive understanding of broadcasting technology as well as the core computing and electronics skills that underpin it.he BBC’s Children in Need, the departure of the QE2, and the broadcast of various live music events.

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.

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.

Students studying video and streaming technology will spend much of their time using our industry standard broadcast and media facilities. These include a HD outside broadcast vehicle, multitrack music recording studios, radio and television production studios, editing suites, video laboratories and a Dolby certified private cinema, featuring Dolby Atmos film playback and mixing environment.

Video and streaming technology students also use our dedicated electronics lab, where they will test circuits and learn to modify or service broadcasting and production equipment.

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.

This course focuses on the technical side of broadcast production, covering the installation, operation and management of both live and pre-recorded broadcast technology.

Southampton Solent University has a 20-year history of producing successful media technology graduates. Solent alumni can be found working with Visions, SiS, F1, Bloomberg, Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios, Teddington Studios, ITV, the BBC and Sky and many more.
This is the perfect course for those wishing to pursue a career in the media industry, in roles such as broadcast engineer, camera operator or satellite transmission quality engineer.

The course content allows students to learn the fundamentals of streaming technology before specialising in areas such as sound design, cinema technologies and television operations.

Modules

Year one
*Core units

*Core Skills
*Signals and Sources
*Engineering Physics
*Electronics Fundamentals
*Computing Fundamentals
*Video Production Techniques

*Year two
*Core units

*Managing Projects
*Electronic Applications
*Computing and Networking
*Media Formats
*Video Systems
*Year three
*Core units

*Media Technology Project
*Media Networks and Communications
*Broadcast Systems Design

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through written assignments, laboratory exercises, individual and group presentations, production portfolios and short tests.

Extra funding

Southampton 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. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

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