We've long been a centre of excellence for editing, and we've now teamed up with professional craft editing online course: Inside the Edit. This e-learning course is packed with workshops, one-to-one tuition, masterclasses and more.
In a recent survey, our postgraduate courses scored 91% student satisfaction for creativity and design, and 93% satisfaction overall*
*Source: Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2020
To deliver this course, Ravensbourne has teamed up with the world’s only professional craft editing online course, Inside the Edit. Using cutting edge technologies, students can take this long-distance learning course anywhere in the world.
All rushes are professionally shot and packaged for the purpose of developing editing skills. Inside the Edit tutorials form the spine of the course and help students develop skills from foundation to intermediate to professional.
The course also features workshops, one-to-one tuition, online chat rooms, peer-to-peer feedback, client relationships, and master class webinars. For the Final Major Project students will edit their own live commissions, and receive help and support from their own industry mentor.
What can this course do for me?
This programme is aimed at those with the drive and creativity to become professional editor. Whether you’re cutting documentary, drama, promotions, news or corporate, the editor’s priority is to tell the clearest, most dynamic and engaging story from the rushes - this course shows you how.
Top reasons to apply
You can undertake this e-learning course anywhere in the world and at times that suit you.
This master is built around an industry recognised resource Inside the Edit, the world’s only craft editing course.
Ravensbourne University London has been delivering vocational courses in Editing and Post Production longer than any other university in the UK and is recognised as a feeder institution for the industry.
Our course team are all practitioners with up-to-date knowledge of industry developments.
During your portfolio unit, you will have an industry editor/mentor to help you develop your chosen genre.
You will be assessed through the submission of practical work that develops your craft and communication skills, as well as written work including reports and essays.
You will be inducted into the culture of distance learning, course expectations, study skills, and the importance of contributing to our online community of practice. The Assembly unit delivers a wide range of bedrock skills from how an editor manages rushes to structuring a sync arc. Your Profession maps the territory of editing and introduces you to the client relationship.
Rough Edit will further develop your screen storytelling skills with particular emphasis on pacing and timing, and techniques such as top-and-tailing scenes, and intercutting. In the Drama unit, you will take on a variety of client-driven assignments, and experience something of the demanding deadline-driven culture you will be entering.
You will ramp up your craft skills to a professional level in the Fine Cut unit as you tackle ‘difficult footage’, work with musical scores, and experiment with the poetic techniques of montage. Running in tandem, Portfolio is a unit driven by you where you will edit a professional body of live commission: this is your calling card for the industry.
Difference between MA and MFA
All students follow exactly the same programme with one key difference: In the Portfolio Unit, those students choosing the MA will deliver a 2000 word essay plus one substantial piece of edited work.
First or second class honours degree 2:1 or 2:2 (or equivalent non-UK qualification) in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional qualification in a related subject area.
If you are applying directly from an undergraduate degree course without experience or professional practice you must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of your chosen subject area.
In order to be eligible for a course, you will need to be a competent speaker and writer of English.
You need to provide us with an IELTS or equivalent English language qualification demonstrating a minimum of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest) or CEFR Level B2 in each component.
Student Visa Information
This course is delivered entirely online so is not eligible for sponsorship under the Student Visa Route.
Applications are welcome from a wider range of backgrounds and experience, including part-time students who may not necessarily possess formal academic qualifications. It is important that applicants can demonstrate an aptitude for learning and continued professional development through a research-led approach.
Applicants will be assessed at interview in accordance with Ravensbourne’s Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.
We welcome suitably qualified applicants who are able to demonstrate a good level of editing skills and ongoing practice.
To get a holistic view of your ability and aptitude to succeed on the course we will also consider your enthusiasm and interest in the subject area, how you manage the creative process, distance learning, and your study and professional skills.
You should be able to demonstrate a passion for editing. Candidates selected for an interview will be expected to submit a showreel (1 to 2 minutes) of edited work.
Fees and Scholarships
Annual fee for Home Postgraduate students
5% discount for full payment of annual tuition fee by 1 August in the year of entry.
20% Alumni discount for Ravensbourne graduates from the last five years.
The above discounts may be combined
External funding & scholarships
Postgraduate Masters Loans
Professional career development loans
British Fashion Council MA scholarship
Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary
BAFTA Scholarship for MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media
Other funding opportunities for postgraduatesFor useful information on funding opportunities for postgraduate study visit:
BAFTA Scholarship Programme
Annual fee for International Postgraduate students
Students with an undergraduate qualification achieved at Ravensbourne will receive a fee discount of 20%. This covers graduates for up to 5 years.
International students requiring a CAS letter to obtain a visa to study in the UK are required to pay a deposit of £5,000 to secure a place. The balance is payable on or before enrolment.
The British Council has a section on its website on scholarships for international postgraduate students.
Support available for international students at Ravensbourne includes:
Access to Learning
Emergency Bridging Loans
Budgeting one-to-one advice sessions
Money Matters workshops