Ravensbourne University London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Ravensbourne

Craft Editing (Taught)

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Course summary

This e-learning Masters in Craft Editing is aimed at those with the drive and creativity to become a professional editor. Whether you’re cutting documentary, drama, promotions, news or corporate, the editor’s priority is to tell the clearest, most dynamic and engaging story from the rushes. This course shows you how. To deliver this course, Ravensbourne has teamed up with the world’s only professional craft editing online course Inside the Edit. Using cutting edge technologies, this masters is offered as a distance-learning course to students anywhere in the world. All rushes are professionally shot and packaged for the purpose of developing editing skills. Inside the Edit tutorials form the spine of the course and help you develop your skills level from foundation to intermediate to professional. The course also features workshops, one-to-one tuition, online chat rooms, peer-to-peer feedback, client relationships, and master class webinars. For your Final Major Project you will edit your own live commissions, and receive help and support from your own industry mentor. Ravensbourne has long been a centre of excellence for editing, and runs the largest feeder course for the post production industry in the UK.

Course details


Term 1 You will be inducted into the culture of distance learning, course expectations, study skills, and the importance of contributing to our online community of practice. The Assembly unit delivers a wide range of bedrock skills from how an editor manages rushes to structuring a sync arc. Your Profession maps the territory of editing, and introduces you to the client relationship. Term 2 Rough Edit will further develop your screen storytelling skills with particular emphasis on pacing and timing, and techniques such as top-and-tailing scenes, and intercutting. In the Drama unit, you will take on a variety of client-driven assignments, and experience something of the demanding deadline-driven culture you will be entering. Term 3 You will ramp up your craft skills to a professional level in the Fine Cut unit as you tackle ‘difficult footage’, work with musical scores, and experiment with the poetic techniques of montage. Running in tandem, Portfolio is a unit driven by you where you will edit a professional body of live commission: this is your calling card for industry. MCE01 Assembly MCE02 Your profession MCE03 Rough cut MCE04 Drama MCE05 Fine cut MCE06 Portfolio MCE06 Portfolio MA option final

Assessment method

You will be assessed through submission of practical work that develops your craft and communication skills, as well as written work including reports and essays.

How to apply

International applicants

This course is delivered entirely online so is not eligible for sponsorship under the Student Visa Route.

Entry requirements

Home/EU First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualifications) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area. This course is particularly suited to media graduates (Film, TV, Journalism, Creative Writing, Visual Arts) wishing to transition to a craft specialism. Non-UK In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English. This also applies if you are from the European Union, or if you're from a country outside the EU. You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification demonstrating a minimum of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 or CEFR Level B2 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9750 Whole course
EU £9750 Whole course
International £9750 Whole course
England £9750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9750 Whole course
Scotland £9750 Whole course
Wales £9750 Whole course
Channel Islands £9750 Whole course

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.

Provider information

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Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW

Clearing contact details

Ravensbourne Clearing Contacts

020 3040 3991

Course Clearing information

Additional information

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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Craft Editing at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS