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Editing & Post Production

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

64 Tariff Points from accepted Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Cinematics

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 after completing the course.

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.

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

Modules

Year 1:
You’ll learn about the history and diverse landscapes of the post production sector, the platforms, roles, business models and the audiences. You will develop skills in the effective use of post production tools, the ‘grammar’ of editing and post technology. This is buttressed by a critical analysis or your craft within wider social, cultural and aesthetic formations. You will work on a range of genres including documentary, drama and promos.

Year 2:
In your first elective unit this year, you will develop advanced skills in another craft area: VFX, Colour Grading, or Shoot-and-edit. The second elective encourages you to work collaboratively with students from other disciplines in the design and delivery of a social product. In the spring term you will explore the Post House sector, develop your professional skills, and find a work placement. The Big Ideas and Philosophies unit will engage you with important issues and debates, and help you locate your profession in the bigger picture.

Year 3:
The focus here is on independent learning, professional and reflective practice in readiness for your career in post production. Portfolio is a self-directed unit which allows you to engage with clients and students from other disciplines to develop a body of post production commissions that demonstrates your advanced craft and technical skills across a range of media products. Cutting Edge examines new and emerging technologies, platforms, tools and formats. You will conduct primary research and produce a Dissertation that demonstrates your ability to think, process, and deliver a coherent argument.

Assessment methods

Your units will be assessed at two stages: work-in-progress (Formative) and final delivery (Summative). You will provide evidence of the work and learning carried out for each unit. This may include edited videos, essays, background research, development materials and/or evidence of reflection on the process of development. You are also assessed through peer-to-peer, group and self-assessment. An individual or group presentation may also form part of the assessment requirements of some projects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ravensbourne University London

Department:

Higher Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

39%
low
Cinematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
58%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

46%
Library resources
52%
IT resources
50%
Course specific equipment and facilities
22%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics & photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Design occupations
7%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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