Postgraduate courses starting January 2021
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Download the programme specification
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.
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.
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.
All students follow the exactly the same programme with one key difference: In the Portfolio Unit, those students choosing the MA will deliver a 2000 word essay plus one substantial piece of edited work.
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