This course has been designed for people who are interested in making editing and post-production their career choice; or for those who are already working in the media industry wishing to extend their range of skills whilst they earn.
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. This is the moment when the story is finally told.
This course will give you the skills to thrive in the post-production industry. This industry continues to see rapid change and expansion: in the UK, post-production now employs around 25,000 people with a turnover 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. In response, this course offers you essential skills in editing, visual effects, compositing, grading, audio-post, and broadcast technology, alongside the essential critical and interpersonal skills demanded by industry.
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You will be assessed through a mixture of your practical work, showcases and exhibitions that provides evidence of the context and process around the resulting work as well as the work itself. Essays, blog entries, business plans and reports, and dissertations are also used in this context. In line with the learning outcomes of the course, assessment requirements become progressively more challenging as you progress through the levels.
Graduates can enter the industry as runners, VT operators, video encoders, edit assistants, assistant colourists, trainee special effects/compositors. Within two to three years of industry practice, individuals can progress to roles as editors, colourists, compositors, and MCR technicians. Graduates will also possess essential skills suited to a freelance career.
Graduates can top-up their Foundation Degree to obtain a BA (Hons) by completing the third year of our BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production course.