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Course summary

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. As an undergraduate student, you will learn the art of post-production, where meaning is created through cutting sound and picture. But this course offers much more than just editing skills, you can specialize in visual effects, colour grading, or shoot-and-edit. The course teaches you to develop these skills through practical workshops, applications, and feedback. You will also acquire skills in post-technology and media management which forms the backbone of Editing & Post-Production. At Ravensbourne, you will engage in debates around broader contemporary issues and develop a full range of core skills. The employment opportunities within the sector are excellent. Around 90% of our students find employment within three months of graduating, with previous students going on to work for prestigious companies such as BBC, SKY, ITV, Disney, and many more. Our graduates have worked on many prestigious films, including Amy, Star Wars, Thor, No Time to Die, and 14 Peaks. The Editing & Post-production course was one of the very first dedicated editing courses in the UK, and the skills and knowledge of the team and industry links are central to the success of the course and the graduates. The post-production facilities at Ravensbourne mirror industry resources, including high-end Quality Control operations (DPP). Throughout your learning journey, you will have access to high-quality, professionally shot rushes across all genres. You will take on live commissions and collaborate with students across other disciplines across the institution. The course also offers you the opportunity to learn from professional industry guest speakers and visiting lecturers, including Mick Audsley (Murder on the Orient Express), Paul Machliss (Baby Driver), and Lisa Gunning (7 Psychopaths). Ravensbourne 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. 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. Why study this course?

  • Past graduates have found roles with the likes of Netflix, the BBC, ITV and Disney and in post
  • production companies such as Envy, Halo, Molinare and DMS. Others have worked in post production houses on films like Star Wars, Thor, Amy, Ronaldo and The Real Charlie Chaplin
  • Gain skills in post production technology and media management
  • Take on live commissions and collaborate with students across other courses
  • Taught by respected industry practitioners.
Career pathways Editors and post production professionals often start work as edit assistants, assistant colourists, data wranglers, trainee visual effects compositors and machine room technicians. You can progress to roles such as editors, colourists or compositors in film, TV and online media. For more information, please visit our website.

Modules

You'll explore and develop editing, craft and technical skills, compositing and visual effects, broadcast technology, colour grading, post sound, typography and graphics. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You will be continually assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods including, project work, peer or group review and tutor feedback. Each module has a Formative and a Summative assessment point, where feedback and advice are provided to develop and complete projects and a final grade is awarded. For more information, please visit our website.

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

Application codes

Course code:
PJ90
Institution code:
R06
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Portfolio

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/

Interview

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity 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]

Ravensbourne English Language Requirements

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/international-students/how-apply/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are proposed for 2023/24 academic year and are subject to change.
Editing & Post Production at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS