BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production

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BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production

The fine details

While editing is at the heart of this course, it is also backed up by a full range of skills that help students to thrive in the sector. These include visual effects, colour grading, audio post, screen graphics, shoot-and-edit, and broadcast technology. Students on the course will be guided by expert teaching staff and visited by a number of industry speakers.

International students can apply directly via our Online Applicant Portal.

3 years full time
Start date
September 2021
Validating body
Ravensbourne University London

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.


Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.

We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.


Course structure


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

Key study topics

Lecturers on the course use a mix of problem-based learning, practical workshops, lectures and masterclasses to teach students the fundamentals of editing and post-production.

Students will also develop skills in post technology and media management.

Throughout the learning journey, students will learn how the practice is underpinned within the context of wider social, cultural and aesthetic landscape. 

Key study topics:

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

Top reasons to apply

  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


Editors and post-production professionals often start work as edit assistants, assistant colourists, data wranglers, trainee visual effects compositors and machine room technicians.

Students can progress on to roles such as editors, colourists or compositors in films, TV and online media.

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