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MA Post Production Editing

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Skilful editing is at the core of successful film and television production. This course provides practical and theoretical opportunities for you to develop your narrative, technical and collaborative skills as an editor.

You will receive industry-standard training in state-of-the-art facilities allowing you to turn your ideas into reality.

  • Our Learning Partnership with AVID ensures graduates of this course carry even greater relevance and credibility when it comes to finding employment, including the option of gaining AVID Certified User status.
  • You'll be based in your own base room with dedicated edit suites, including extensive network support, you’ll have cutting-edge technology at your fingertips and build real-world skills through mirroring industry practice.
  • The course includes a programme of visiting speakers from across the post-production, film and broadcasting industries.
  • Benefit from our alumni mentoring scheme where you can receive advice and guidance from an ex-student who is currently working in the industry.
  • The course team have professional experience in film and broadcasting as editors, directors and producers. Between them, they have worked for a wide range of major UK and international broadcasters and in independent film across a wide range of genres.
  • Graduate with a production portfolio, developing your ideas beyond industry expectations, and produce evidence of your editorial approach, which will be your calling card for the industry.
  • Take advantage of opportunities with RedBalloon, an award-winning professional production unit based in the Faculty of Media and Communication.
  • Graduate from an International Moving Image Society (IMIS) accredited degree, awarded to practice-based courses that best prepare students for a career in the industry.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time

Accreditations:

The International Moving Image Society (IMIS)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. For more information check out our full entry requirements

Accredited by:

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Download the programme specification (pdf 679kb)

Your application

For MA Post Production Editing we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have prior experience of editing or working within a post-production environment
  • Are creative and enthusiastic
  • Can adapt to varying demands/workloads.

We are looking for candidates who want to develop their craft skills while investigating and furthering their understanding of the intellectual underpinning so necessary for quality work. We expect that you can already demonstrate competence within the field of editing and that you are comfortable with the terminologies and working practices found in post-production.

Technical requirements

You are required to have your own laptop with Avid Media Composer. The Faculty of Media & Communication provides further technical tools to aid your development, including extensive network support and two Avid Media Composer Finishing Suites, where you will build your realworld skills through role-play scenarios of industry practice. We’re also proud to announce our Learning Partnership with AVID, a collaboration that will ensure graduates of this course carry even greater relevance and credibility when it comes to finding employment.

Entry requirements

RedBalloon opportunities

RedBalloon Productions is an award-winning professional production unit based in the Media and Communication Faculty at BU. RedBalloon offers paid work to second and final year students and graduates, including opportunities for editors, production managers, sound assistants and runners, a great way to enhance your CV with professional credits and networking. Students work alongside professional crew and for a wide range of clients from local charities to national organisations such as The National Trust, Exeter Cathedral and Bournemouth Courts of Justice.

Read about some recent projects our students have been working on. 

Visit the RedBalloon website to find out more

Careers

This course will prepare you for the technical, challenging and creative world of video editing in an evolving digital marketplace. It has been awarded accreditation by the International Moving Image Society (IMIS) in recognition of its professionalism and industry relevance in moving image education and training.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

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