There are three key events in the life of every production: the script, the shoot, and the edit. Editing is where it all comes together, where meaning is created through cutting sound and picture, when the story is finally told.
This course offers you skills in editing, screen graphics, visual effects, compositing, grading, audio-post, authoring, and broadcast technology. It aims to ensure you are ready for industry and can ‘hit the ground running’.
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: in the UK, post-production now employs around 25,000 people with a turnover of close to £2.2 billion per annum. From iPod to IMAX, post-production is delivering to an ever-widening range of platforms. The demand for multi-skilled professionals has never been greater.
The course team are practitioners with current knowledge of industry developments. Over the years we have built strong and lasting links with sector partners including: Avid, Quantel, Apple (Final Cut Pro), Digital Vision (Film Master), Autodesk (Smoke) and numerous Post houses and Production companies. Once on the course you’ll be editing professional news, documentary, drama and feature film rushes. Later on, you may have an opportunity to work on live projects set by clients, and collaborate with students from other courses at Ravensbourne.
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You will be continually assessed through preparation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through dissertation and portfolio.
Most graduates find immediate employment in post-production houses, broadcast/film organisations, and other related communications industries. Entry-level jobs typically range from runner or VT operator to assistant roles in editing, compositing, special effect and grading. Employers include BBC, ITN, SKY, Talkback, Deluxe, The Mill, Pepper Post, The Farm and Molinare.
The course also provides essential skills in business and enterprise should you wish to start a business or manage a freelance career.