Editing and Post Production BA (Hons)

This course offers you skills in editing, visual effects, colour grading, audio post, screen graphics, and broadcast technology, and aims to ensure that you are ready for industry.

Editing is at the heart of this course and is backed up by a full range of related skills that will help you thrive in the Post Production sector. This is an industry that continues to see rapid change and expansion, and the demand for multi-skilled professionals has never been greater.

Graduates are likely to enter the industry as runners, MCR technicians, video encoders, edit assistants, assistant colourists and trainee visual effects/compositors. Within two to three years of industry practice, individuals can progress onto roles as editors, colourists or compositors. The course also provides essential skills in business and enterprise should you wish to start a business or manages freelance career.

You will learn a mixture of problem-based learning, practical workshops, lectures, masterclasses and traditional teaching. You will be guided by professionally qualified and experienced teaching staff and visiting speakers from industry.


Creative Skillset

This course is recognised and accredited by Creative Skillset as providing exceptional standards of training in line with industry.

The Creative Skillset Tick is a quality mark of quality indicating the courses and apprenticeships best suited to prepare you for a career in the Creative Industries.

6 reasons to apply for this course

  1. High end post production resource, showcasing leading platforms and technologies 

  2. Staff team are all industry practitioners 

  3. Very high recruitment rates into industry 

  4. Masterclasses with key players in the post production industry 

  5. High level of industry networking 

  6. Business incubation and networking opportunities 

About this course


3 years full time


Tuition fee and Scholarship/bursary information

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

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For admission queries about your course please email: admissions@rave.ac.uk.

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Key study topics

  • Editing, craft and technical
  • Compositing and visual effects
  • Broadcast technology
  • Colour grading
  • Post sound
  • Typography and graphics


When I started I loved every minute of it. I tried to get involved in everything for the experience and connections, and it has benefited me greatly.Raluca Matei, BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production Learner

What the next three years will look like

You will be continually assessed through preparation of written and practical project work. Assessment in the final year is through dissertation and portfolio.

Year 1

You will study: first post, broadcast technology, cut to the chase 1, cut to the chase 2, communication and visualisation, mapping your profession, planning for enterprise, and theory and context.

Year 2

You will study: technical runner, offline editor, visual effects, true story, promotions and advertising, making it happen, debate and polemic, and dissertation preparation.

Year 3

You will study: high end, professional skills, portfolio, post production technology, major project, major project report, taking it forward and dissertation.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA/MSc Broadcast Futures and MA Visual Effects.

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