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BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production

The world of post production is rich and very diverse, and this course opens opportunities to launch a career as an editor, grader, or visual effects artist. You could end up working in feature films, television or the full spectrum of online media.  

Our BA(Hons) Editing and Post Production is highly regarded by employers as a course that delivers versatile and industry-ready graduates; 90% of our students are employed within six months. Past graduates have set up their post production companies; found roles at the BBC, Framestore, ITV, Disney; or worked in post production houses editing prestigious films including Thor, Star Wars, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

"Ravensbourne appealed to me because of the use of high end technology and the infrastructure of having professional tutors who are also engaged in the industry," Rafael Bettega, BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production alumnus and part of the Oscar-winner team for Amy.

Our degree programme gives you all the practical and critical skills you need to thrive in this industry, while also helping you develop your chosen area of specialisation.

What you
need to know

Entry requirements

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.

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, 28 points or above

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design.

We 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.

When assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements we may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.

Read our interview and portfolio advice.

Course structure

Assessment

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.

 

Progression

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

Key study topics

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

Top reasons to apply

  • 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

Careers

  • Post-production
  • Communications
  • Broadcasting
  • Freelance

Why study editing and post production here?

While editing is at the heart of this course, you’ll also specialise in at least one other craft: visual effects, colour grading, or shoot-and-edit.

You will also gain skills in post technology and media management which will form the backbone of your craft. Our facilities mirror what you’ll find in industry.

You will benefit from our strong links with top industry players including Avid, Adobe, Apple, Blackmagic, as well as numerous post houses and production companies.

Join us


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 alumna

Amazing things happen here




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