MA EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION (EPP)

UK Fees

£10490.00

Int. Fees

£16900.00

Overview

Our Post Graduate Editing and Post Production Course

This course aims to produce job ready graduates who have the ambition and drive to develop a long term career in editing and post production or pursue research in this field. This course provides the flexibility to study alongside your career

Whilst on the course, you will develop storytelling and research skills and acquire essential skills in editing, colour grading and visual effects on industry standard platforms such as AVID Media Composer and DaVinci Resolve/Fusion.

Classes are held in the evenings and on Saturdays to enable those already in work to attend.

We have strong industry links. Our graduates are currently working at some of the major post production houses like ENVY, Clear Cut Pictures, Halo, Molinare, Evolutions, or on one of the many freelance post production roles on Hight End Television for Sky, BBC, Netflix.

Our school is a full member of CILECT, the prestigious International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision), a global organisation of top-tier film schools.

What our students say

"Since starting the course, I've gaining Accredited Certification in AVID and DaVinci Resolve, but also I have expanded my knowledge and vocabulary in the area of scriptwriting and storytelling. These skills have been instrumental in giving me the confidence to progress from working primarily in short form news editing to working on long form television documentary."  Peter Tottle MA EPP graduate and professional editor.

"Doing this MA plugs you into the real world and offers a host of networking opportunities. It really opens doors—which is exactly what I expected from the course, in addition to the technical and creative training." Caroline Chu MA EPP graduate and filmmaker.

Why Editing and Post Production at LSBU?

Our students have access to all the necessary material and online training to obtain the Avid and Blackmagic User Accreditation.
Our facilities include Elephant Studios, our multimillion pound studio facilities, with access to editing and colour grading suites.
Membership of British Film Editors, give our student access to members only talks and screenings, copies of BFE First Frame magazine and access to exclusive social events, where they have opportunity to meet award winning film and television editors. Extra Curricula activities opportunities are offered throughout the year. Some of our students have participated at V&A exhibitions and commercial work through the South Bank Collective.
Access to Matsterclasses e regularly invite editors and post production professionals to give masterclasses and lectures. In the past these have included: Mick Audsley (Murder on the Orient Express, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)  Simon Smith (Chernobyl, Help, Solos), Ricardo Saraiva (Zero, Mariner of the Mountains, Amparo), Cristina Balduin (The Dry Cleaner, Beautiful in the Morning).
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModePart-time Duration2 years Start dateSeptember Application code4932 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeFull-time Duration1 year Start dateSeptember Application code4933 Application method Direct to LSBU

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

  • UK Honours degree (2:2 or higher) in a relevant subject; or
  • Equivalent qualification; or
  • Relevant work experience.

Applicants are expected to have some basic practical experience of editing and post production and are required to supply a link to online samples of their film and video work when applying.

United Kingdom

£10490.00

Tuition fees for home students

International

£16900.00

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

  • Part-time

    part-time

    MA Editing and Post-Production (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £4662.22 International fee: £7511.11
    AOS/LSBU code: 4932 Session code: 1PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10490.00
    International: £16900.00

    MA Editing and Post-Production (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £5827.78 International fee: £9388.89
    AOS/LSBU code: 4932 Session code: 2PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10490.00
    International: £16900.00
  • Full-time

    full-time

    MA Editing and Post-Production (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £10490.00 International fee: £16900.00
    AOS/LSBU code: 4933 Session code: 1FS00

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

International students

International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Part-time Duration 2 years Start date September Application code 4932 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Full-time Duration 1 year Start date September Application code 4933 Application method Direct to LSBU

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 516 KB).

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Preparatory Reading List

  • Atkinson, S (2016) From Film Practice to Data Process: Production Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh.
  • Chion, M. (2019) Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. Columbia University Press, New York.
  • Crittenden, R. (2018) Fine Cuts: Interviews on The Practice Of European Film Editing, 2nded. Routledge – Focal Press, New York – London.
  • Frierson, M. (2018) Film & Video Editing Theory: How Editing Creates Meaning. Routledge, New York.
  • Hollyn, N (2009) The Film Editing Room Handbook: How to Tame the Chaos of the Editing Room. (4th Edition) Peachpit Press: California.
  • Hullfish, S. (2017) The Art of the Cut: Conversations with Film and TV Editors. Routledge- Focal Press, New York, Oxon UK.
  • Hullfish, S (2012) The Art & Technique of Digital Color Correction. Focal Press: Oxon.
  • Ondaatje M (2002) The Conversations - Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film. New York: Random House.
  • Pearlman, K. (2015) Cutting Rhythms: Intuitive Film Editing. Focal Press
  • Purcell, J. (2013) Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art. Focal Press, Oxon UK
  • Reisz, K and Gavin Millar eds. (2009) The Technique of Film Editing. Focal Press.
  • Van Hurkman, A (2014) Colour Correction Handbook. (2nd Edition) Peachpit Press: California.

Modules are taken in one year for full time study and over two years for part time study. They cover an array of topics, including the art of editing, visual effects and colour grading.

  • Role of the editor (40 credits)
    This module introduces you to editing using Avid’s Media Composer software, and the research and discipline required for editors and their assistants to build a successful and long lasting career. Through a series of practical exercises, you will gain first-hand experience of workflows used on major Film, Documentary and TV Series. You will learn how the UK film and TV post production sector operates and undertake relevant research and networking to find your own individual pathway into it.
  • Colour grading and finishing (20 credits)
    This module is designed to give you experience of working in industry standards and according to established workflows in professional colour grading suites, using footage shot on high end digital cinema cameras. The role of the colourist in film and television is a creative role, and you will be called upon to exercise independent and creative decision-making. You will undertake the necessary research to make informed choices according to the demands of different professional, aesthetic and technological contexts.
  • The art of editing (40 credits)
    This module will introduce you to the historical, cultural, political and artistic developments of editing film and digital video. You will explore editing techniques through both theory and practice based experimentation, as well as a range of editing concepts including options of montage, dialectical approaches to film form, duration, continuity and post-continuity.
  • Visual effects and compositing (20 credits)
    You will develop an understanding of the concepts and technical processes involved in VFX. This module will introduce you to 2D compositing software, exploring keying, masking and tracking. You will be introduced to the exciting and growing world of the VFX industry in London and the key contacts that will help you progress after PG study.
  • Editing and post production: Major project (60 credits)
    This module is your chance to undertake an ambitious project that will require you to bring together and test all your creative skills as an editor. Thereby acting as a major part of your portfolio and demonstrating your readiness for employment in the industry.

Careers

Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
  • Online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

We aim to produce graduates with the know-how, skills and insight required to embark on long lasting careers in the post production sector, creative industries, as well as research and education.

Activities throughout the course are designed to develop essential technical and soft skills.

These are complemented with the development of a critical and analytical mindset to promote continuing career progression after graduation.

BFI logo
We are educational partners with The British Film Institute (BFI), the UK's lead organisation for film, television and the moving image. This includes complementary access to the BFI Player, their award-winning streaming platform, access to a range of bespoke masterclasses and access to a number of benefits, discounts and offers.
The BFI is a cultural charity that: curates and presents the greatest international public programme of world cinema for audiences – in cinemas, at festivals and online. 
AVID
Avid is reshaping the entire media value chain with powerful technology for creating, managing, storing, distributing and monetizing film, television and music. Their tools and platforms empower more than a million users and thousands of media enterprises to tell powerful stories and build better businesses.
Blackmagic Design
Black Magic design is a company dedicated to quality and stability and focusing on where it's needed most; Blackmagic has created some of the most talked about products in the industry. World famous for their unbeatable codecs, Blackmagic envisioned truly affordable high-end quality editing workstations built upon Blackmagic software and hardware.
NAHEMI
This course is accredited by the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI), the professional body that represents excellence in film education and all of the major film schools and film courses in the UK and Ireland. This provides you with exciting opportunities to collaborate, share best practice and increased learning possibilities with film schools and universities, nationally and internationally. It provides a high profile showcase for your work and an opportunity to be at the forefront of debate in film pedagogies, extending our influence in film education and helping our students to succeed.
Edinburgh TV Festival
Edinburgh Television Festival - Exclusive London University Partner with the UK’s most prestigious television industry event. It runs The Network Talent Scheme, an esteemed training programme that is committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of talent from all backgrounds. The partnership enables you to gain access to bespoke mentorships, sessions, masterclasses, job opportunities and career support to help kick start your career.

Teaching and Assessment

You'll be taught by experienced lecturers and visiting tutors, who combine their teaching with work in the EPP industry and visual research.

The curriculum is delivered through lectures, practical exercises and masterclasses and is supplemented with online self-directed training, provided by our partners such as AVID and Blackmagic Design.

Individual and group tutorials support our students in every module and we use Moodle as our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

During the course students may also have the opportunity to join the London South Bank Collective a student-run professional creative agency based on the University campus.

Students have access to facilities such as editing suites, Mac laboratories, as well as free personal license for relevant software. We require students to purchase a good quality 1TB drive before commencing the course. A computer with minimum 16GB Ram and appropriate graphics card is always recommended for anyone wishing to pursue a career in post production.

Tutoring

As an Arts and Creative Industries student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.Your tutor will keep in touch with you throughout your course and you can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email.

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