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Introduction to Avid Media Composer (ROE)

Southwark Campus

Mode: Evening only


Course intake: Jan 2020

As well as introducing you to editing on AVID Media Composer, this course will also take you through the post production pipeline, from media ingest to delivery specs, and give an overview of the post production sector.

Will I be given material to edit?

You will be provided with the AVID course material, which include books and media.

Will I have access to editing facilities?

Yes, there are a number of Mac editing rooms at LSBU, some of which are individual editing suites.  You will have access to any of these throughout the duration of the course.

All editing stations have Premiere and AVID Media Composer installed.

Will I have to buy any books?

The core books for the AVID practical classes will be provided. Most of the other resources will be provided.


30 Jan6-9pm
6 Feb6-9pm
13 Feb6-9pm
20 Feb6-9pm
27 Feb6-9pm
5 Mar 6-9pm
12 Mar6-9pm
19 Mar6-9pm
26 Mar6-9pm
2 Apr6-9pm
9 Apr6-9pm
16 Apr6-9pm
23 Apr6-9pm
30 Apr6-9pm
7 May6-9pm


Topics covered:

  • Introduction to AVID Media Composer using MC101 and MC110 course materials (opportunity to take the AVID User Exam at the end of the semester)
  • Working with different media formats
  • Post-production workflows
  • Cross department collaboration
  • Introduction to delivery specifications for TV, cinema and streaming service
  • Roles and responsibility of the editors across the industry


You will be introduced to the different post production roles available within the industry and their associated responsibilities, helping you develop a strategic and successful ongoing career.

Teaching and learning

The course will be taught by Stefania Marangoni and Ben Mallaby.

Stefania Marangoni is an editor and experimental filmmaker whose films have been screened in the UK, Europe and Taiwan. Her interest in practice-based film training has led her to managing a video lab at Goldsmiths, teaching editing on the MA at the London Film School and create editing workshops for a number of UK universities, as well as institutions in Italy and Jamaica. She has recently completed an MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology at UCL, with a focus on documentary practice and storytelling.

Ben Mallaby is a BAFTA-nominated comedy director of commercials and short films for festivals and online. He has recently completed a six-part web series for BBC3 with Tiger Aspect called ‘Climaxed’. His films have been screened at the BFI London Film Festival and have won awards internationally.

Entry requirements

  • A relevant BA or a showreel of edited material
  • We expect learners to have prior skills in editing and have experience of using non-linear editing software

Prepare to start

You will be expected to practice and complete coursework independently. You may need access to AVID Media Composer at home, particularly if you are unable to use the college facilities during opening times. You will be able to purchase a license at a substantially discounted price once you have enrolled, though you should make sure that your personal computer has the appropriate system specifications.

How to apply

Fees and funding

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Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0800 923 8888

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Course Enquiries - EU/International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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