Ready to make stories come to life through the cutting of sound and picture? Taught by professional tutors established in the industry, students are equipped with everything they need to succeed after graduation - a huge 96.4% of graduates are employed within the first six months.
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.
What can this course do for me?
Armed with a full toolbox of skills, past graduates have found roles with BBC, ITV and Disney or worked in post-production houses editing hits such as Star Wars and Thor.
“Without a degree from Ravensbourne I don’t think I would have been able to get a foot in anywhere initially. The tutors helped so much with learning all the skills in AVID and the craft of editing, which really made a big difference when I started doing it for a living.”—Michael Fendick , Editing and Post Production BA (Hons) graduate
Top reasons to apply
High-end post production resource, showcasing leading platforms and technologies.
The staff team are all industry practitioners.
Very high recruitment rates into the industry.
Masterclasses with key players in the post-production industry.
High level of industry networking.
Business incubation and networking opportunities.
Students will be continually assessed through the preparation of written and practical project work. Assessment in the final year is through dissertation and portfolio.
Students will build their knowledge in post-production and broadcast technology.
Alongside this, they will learn about communication, visualisation and the post-production industry.
We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research throughout this year.
Students will study the craft of editing, technical workflow and online processes.
They will develop their ideas and entrepreneurial skills and spend time in the industry gaining key experience in post-production and working in collaboration with other students.
Students will study further high-end professional skills and build a final major project portfolio of their work, ready for industry.
We ask students to show their contextual studies research in a long-form dissertation.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MFA Craft Editing.
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 the wider social, cultural and aesthetic landscape.
Key study topics:
Editing, craft and technical
Compositing and visual effects
Typography and graphics
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.
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.
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
International students will be required to have IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 or above, or TOEFL with an overall score of 72 or above.
If an applicant does not meet the English Language requirement at the point of application, then an additional English condition will be added to any offer of entry. In addition, a pre-sessional English Language course may be offered where appropriate. Eligibility and information will be published on the Pre-Sessional English Language course webpage.
*The above requirements are not exhaustive, and a full list of alternative equivalent qualifications, international qualifications, and additional academic requirements can be found on the Ravensbourne website, or from the Admissions Office if requested.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work that 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.
Fees and Scholarships
Annual fee for Home Postgraduate students: £9,250
Annual fee for International Postgraduate students: £16,500
International students making full payment of the above fee by 1 August in the year of entry receive a 5% discount.
International student progressing from Further Education to Higher Education: The cost of the foundation diploma course will be reimbursed over the three years of an undergraduate course. The discount applies for the three years of the undergraduate course and will not be applied to any repeat years.
In addition to any government loans you may be eligible for, Ravensbourne University London has a limited amount of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate students.
This financial support has been designed to assist in the costs of travel, meals and/or course equipment. Due to restricted funding, and a large number of eligible students, our financial support is limited and is subject to change.
We strongly advise all prospective students to consider all the costs of study including accommodation, travel, equipment, and sustenance whilst undertaking their course and to have alternative means of funding such as part-time work and/or savings.