Finishing touches

Our course has been designed in conjunction with the thriving London post-production sector to make sure you'll be working on the most relevant platforms. We'll introduce you to a number of roles across post, including grading and compositing.

Teaching is delivered by industry specialists and emphasises professional collaboration in the context of digital film production. Subjects covered include working with digital cinema camera recording formats (e.g. Arri’s Log C format), colour grading, audio post-production and delivery platforms.

We aim to produce job-ready graduates, capable in freelance work, enterprise, and new economic models for the creative industries.

Why Editing and Post Production at LSBU?

  • Work with industry leading software such as Media Composer, Nuke and DaVinci/Fusion. Students will have the opportunity to gain accreditation in Da Vinci and Media Composer.
  • Regular guest lectures from professionals at all levels of the industry, including freelancer editors, colourists and compositors.
  • Multi-million pound Elephant Studios: Arri Cameras, Dolby Atmos Surround Sound studios and cinemas, grading suites, news room and games design centre, digital design suites, and industry-ready film and photographic studios.
  • Students will be offered optional placements at post houses in London to help build up a network of contacts. These placements can lead to permanent roles upon graduating.
  • Top 5 in London for student satisfaction in Film Production and Photography (Guardian 2019).

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 1 year September Southwark Campus
Part-time 2 years September Southwark Campus


Modules are taken in one year for full-time study and over two years of part-time study.

  • The art of editing (40 Credits)
  • Visual effects and compositing (20 Credits)
  • Role of the editor (40 Credits)
  • Color grading and finishing (20 credits)
  • Editing and post-production: Major project (60 Credits)


We aim to produce job-ready graduates who have the know-how and insight required to embark on careers in the challenging context of the creative industries, delivering professional practice skills around freelance work, enterprise, and new economic models for the creative industries.

The MA is designed for students who wish to further their skills, enhance their experience and establish new contacts while developing their professional career in the industry.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

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:

  • An 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.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

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


Film Studio and Soundstage

The Film Studio is a double-height room with a lighting grid, DMX lighting control, green screen backdrop, air conditioning, green room (for make-up and wardrobe) and sound isolation for use as a soundstage.

Editing Suites

The seven Editing Suites are ideal for editing video, sound and recording quick voice-overs. All suites are networked with ultra-fast 10Gb/s network, making it possible to edit and grade, whilst sharing production files at speed.

Grading Suites

The Grading Suites have neutral wall colors and lighting to provide optimal conditions for the colorist. The premium suite (Grading Suite 1) includes a Dolby calibrated screen to ensure ideal conditions.

Sound Studio

The Sound Studio features a control and live room, ideal for post-production work, mixing and recording small bands. Both rooms are acoustically treated and isolated.

Screening Cinema

This 36 seat cinema features a 4K projector and 5.1 sound playback and is ideal to preview production work before it goes out to the public.

Mac Lab

The Elephant Studios at LSBU Mac Lab is fitted with Quad-Core and Dual GPU MacPros, available for digital media workshops and unsupervised student work.

Teaching and learning

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

Classes are taught in edit suites, studios, and labs in the Elephant Studios facility at LSBU. There are project rooms for independent and collaborative work.

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

Students can work on projects with VFX in the Division of Creative Technologies and SFX in the School of Engineering.


As an undergraduate 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.

Entry requirements

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

Some practical experience of EPP and editing software is recommended but not essential for entry on the course.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
1 - 2 years
7,500 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £7500; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £3333.33; International fee: £5833.33
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
June 5, 2020
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Sep 23, 2019

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June 5, 2020