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BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production

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Editing is the process of telling a story in the best possible way. This course offers you post-production skills in colour grading and visual effects, and aims to ensure that you are prepared for industry roles.

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. The course also provides essential learning in business and enterprise should you wish to start a business in editing or post-production and manage a freelance career. You will learn through a mixture of problem-based learning, practical workshops, lectures and masterclasses.

Editors and post-production professionals often start work as edit assistants, video encoders, assistant colourists, trainee visual effects compositors and machine control room technicians. Individuals can progress on to roles such as editors, colourists or compositors.


Course details



3 years full time

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Entry requirements

For this course students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications.

Alternatively, we also welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through the submission of a relevant portfolio showing their skills, abilities and suitability to the course. We may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies or relevant work experience when assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements.

Qualifications accepted:


  • Post-production
  • Communications
  • Broadcasting
  • Freelance

What your course 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 build your knowledge in post-production and broadcast technology. Alongside this, you will learn about communication, visualisation and the post-production industry. We encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research throughout this year.

Year 2

You will study the craft of editing, technical workflow and online processes. You will develop your ideas and entrepreneurial skills and spend time in industry gaining key experience in post-production and working in collaboration with other students.

Year 3

You will study further high-end professional skills and build a final major project portfolio of your work, ready for industry. We ask you to show your contextual studies research in a long form dissertation.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Moving Image and MA Visual Effects.


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Key Information Sets

Top reasons to apply for this course

  • High end post production resource, showcasing leading platforms and technologies
  • Staff team are all industry practitioners
  • Very high recruitment rates into industry
  • Masterclasses with key players in the post production industry
  • High level of industry networking
  • Business incubation and networking opportunities

Key study topics

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

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