MFA Craft Editing

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MFA craft editing

The fine details

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, students can take this long-distance learning course 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 students develop skills 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 the Final Major Project students will edit their own live commissions, and receive help and support from their own industry mentor.

1 year full-time
Start date
September 2021
Validating body
Ravensbourne University London
Inside the edit

Entry requirements


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.


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 5.5 or CEFR Level B2 in each component.

If you are applying as a Tier 4 student, please read the English Language requirements or contact [email protected] for more detailed information.

More information on entry requirements per country.

Selection criteria

We welcome suitably qualified applicants who are able to demonstrate a good level of editing skills and ongoing practice.

To get a holistic view of your ability and aptitude to succeed on the course we will also consider your enthusiasm and interest in the subject area, how you manage the creative process, distance learning, and your study and professional skills.

You should be able to demonstrate a passion for editing. Candidates selected for interview will be expected to submit a showreel (1 to 2 minutes) of edited work.

Course structure

Top reasons to apply

  • You can undertake this e-learning course anywhere in the world and at times that suit you
  • This Masters is built around an industry recognised resource Inside the Edit, the world’s only craft editing course
  • Ravensbourne University London has been delivering vocational courses in Editing and Post Production longer than any other university in the UK, and is recognised as a feeder institution for the industry
  • Our course team are all practitioners with up-to-date knowledge of industry developments
  • During your portfolio unit, you will have an industry editor/mentor to help you develop your chosen genre


  • Assistant editor
  • Craft editor
  • Edit producer
  • Shoot-and-edit

Need help?

If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you. Just use the contact details below or chat to our students.


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