Ready to make stories come to life through the cutting of sound and picture? Taught by professional tutors established in the industry, students are equipped with everything they need to succeed after graduation - a huge 96.4% of graduates are employed within the first six months after completing the course. While editing is at the heart of this course, it is also backed up by a full range of skills that help students to thrive in the sector. These include visual effects, colour grading, audio post, screen graphics, shoot-and-edit, and broadcast technology. Students on the course will be guided by expert teaching staff and visited by a number of industry speakers. Lecturers on the course use a mix of problem-based learning, practical workshops, lectures and masterclasses to teach students the fundamentals of editing and post-production. Students will also develop skills in post technology and media management. Throughout the learning journey, students will learn how the practice is underpinned within the context of wider social, cultural and aesthetic landscape. Key study topics:
- Editing, craft and technical
- Compositing and visual effects
- Broadcast technology
- Colour grading
- Post sound
- Typography and graphics
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
Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .
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.|
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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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