Ready to make stories come to life through the cutting of sound and picture? Taught by professional tutors established in industry, this reputable film editing course in London will equip you with everything you need to excel in post production and find rewarding careers within the film industry. Why study this course? There are three key events in the life of a film: the script, the shoot and the edit. Editing is where it all comes together; where meaning is created through cutting sound and picture. This is the decisive moment when a screen story can finally be told. While editing is at the heart of this film editing and post production course in London, you will develop a diverse skillset across the post production spectrum. You will build skills in visual effects, colour grading, audio post, screen graphics, shoot and edit and broadcast technology. You’ll be guided by industry practitioners and guest speakers using a mix of problem-based learning, practical workshops, lectures and masterclasses. Guest speakers to the course include Mick Audsley (Murder on the Orient Express), Paul Machliss (Baby Driver), and Lisa Gunning (7 Psychopaths). Over the years, the course has built strong and lasting links with high profile post companies including Avid, Adobe, Apple, Black Magic, Jigsaw24, as well as numerous post houses and production companies. You will also gain skills in post-production technology and media management, which will provide the technical backbone of your craft. Throughout your learning journey, you will have access to high quality, professionally shot rushes across all genres from factual to drama, and from promos to news packages. You will take on live commissions and collaborate with students across other courses. The location of Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula is also an important geographical factor, as it sits very close to one of the biggest post-production hubs in the world. This proximity offers you world-class opportunities for work placements and employment. Armed with a full toolbox of skills, past graduates have found roles with media powerhouses like the BBC, ITV and Disney, while others have worked in post-production houses editing renowned movies such as Star Wars and Thor.
Year 1: You’ll learn about the history and diverse landscapes of the post production sector, the platforms, roles, business models and the audiences. You will develop skills in the effective use of post production tools, the ‘grammar’ of editing and post technology. This is buttressed by a critical analysis or your craft within wider social, cultural and aesthetic formations. You will work on a range of genres including documentary, drama and promos. Year 2: In your first elective unit this year, you will develop advanced skills in another craft area: VFX, Colour Grading, or Shoot-and-edit. The second elective encourages you to work collaboratively with students from other disciplines in the design and delivery of a social product. In the spring term you will explore the Post House sector, develop your professional skills, and find a work placement. The Big Ideas and Philosophies unit will engage you with important issues and debates, and help you locate your profession in the bigger picture. Year 3: The focus here is on independent learning, professional and reflective practice in readiness for your career in post production. Portfolio is a self-directed unit which allows you to engage with clients and students from other disciplines to develop a body of post production commissions that demonstrates your advanced craft and technical skills across a range of media products. Cutting Edge examines new and emerging technologies, platforms, tools and formats. You will conduct primary research and produce a Dissertation that demonstrates your ability to think, process, and deliver a coherent argument.
Your units will be assessed at two stages: work-in-progress (Formative) and final delivery (Summative). You will provide evidence of the work and learning carried out for each unit. This may include edited videos, essays, background research, development materials and/or evidence of reflection on the process of development. You are also assessed through peer-to-peer, group and self-assessment. An individual or group presentation may also form part of the assessment requirements of some projects.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
At Ravensbourne we take a transparent approach to admissions, as we want you to know exactly what you need to achieve in your exams to guarantee a place on the course. This doesn't mean our standards are lower, in fact the average UCAS tariff of our students is higher than some other universities in London, so you'll be joining a diverse community of creatives. We still think exams are important and look forward to hearing about your successes in the summer, but we place more importance on the work you will share with us as part of our interview and/or portfolio process.
Additional entry requirements
Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/
You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17|
|PTE Academic||42||PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.|
Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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Clearing contact details
Ravensbourne Clearing Contacts
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Clearing places are still available and it's really easy to apply. Follow these 4 simple steps to apply in clearing: 1) Call our clearing hotline 020 3040 3991 2) Email your portfolio or showreel to [email protected] 3) Have a telephone interview 4) Accept your offer (if successful) via UCAS Track Clearing Hotline open 8am-8pm 15th and 16th August
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