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Introduction to Avid Media Composer (ROE)

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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.

































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

Home/EU 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.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

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 the How to apply tab for this course.


Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

Fees and funding

The individual fee for this course is shown above. 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 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

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Tel: 0207 815 7500

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