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Every film goes through three stages; pre-production, production and post-production. Post Production is the rewarding creative activity that can make a good film or television programme great and if you choose to work as an editor, ultimately it’s your version that hits the screen. This is the final, and often most creative stage of the process.

You will be working with various source materials, from Hollywood films, and prime-time TV, to footage you shoot yourself. Futureworks collaborates with producers throughout the country to get its students high-class broadcast standard footage in a wide range of genres. In doing this our students replicate real programmes previously shown at the cinema and on TV, giving them a perfect grounding for life in the post-production industry.

  • Pre-Production
  • Production
  • Post-Production
  • High-Class Broadcast Footage
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Excellent Course Design
  • Award-Winning Industry Contacts
  • Creative Community
  • Broad Career Opportunites
  • Excellent Tutor Support
  • Real-World Briefs
  • Industry Standard Facilities
  • Year 1
    You will develop your foundational skills with an introduction to the building blocks of post-production.
  • Year 2
    Building on your introduction to the world of post-production year two is essential in establishing a career focus and shaping the direction for your final year.
  • Year 3
    Everything comes together in the honours project, in the final year of study, you will complete a professional portfolio of work and will focus on a preferred area of specialism in the field of post-production.

Why Choose The Post-Production for Film and TV Degree at Futureworks?

Upon graduation, you will achieve not only a recognised degree qualification, but will also be equipped with a strong portfolio and showreel making you ready to hit the ground running on an exciting and fulfilling career.

This course, developed in consultation with industry, is designed to equip hard-working and enthusiastic individuals with the skills to succeed as post-production specialists with the ability to work as freelance editors or as part of a major production team.

We want you to become a successful post-production artist. The course reflects the fact that the modern post-production role is so much more than just editing. It is about everything that comes before, and Futureworks with its film, TV and audio departments packed full of tutors and students who are passionate about their subjects, places you in the heart of a vibrant, knowledgeable and collaborative environment.

You will find yourself working closely with other students from our other degree courses – Visual EffectsFilmmaking and Audio – on joint projects and learning from each other. It’s this outstanding integration that makes all Futureworks courses so vibrant – lots of creative and technical people all working together under one roof.

All our tutors have real world experience. Whether it’s feature film, TV documentary or corporate film experience, we only employ tutors who have worked in the industry, or in many cases, are still actively involved in real world projects. They are all professionals who have ‘been there’ and ‘done that’. These tutors also utilise their contacts as guest lecturers so the course content is always lively, exciting and highly relevant.

The links that Futureworks has with the industry mean that you will get the opportunity to work on live projects while you’re a student. We don’t do work placements. Instead you will be working as part of a team on real life jobs – they could be TV ads, short documentaries, web content or even feature films. Our partner organisations are always handing us live briefs and if you want to be a part of them, the opportunity is there for you.

In fact, Futureworks students have recently completed their own full length feature film which was financed by Futureworks and a Kickstarter campaign. More than 50 students contributed to the project under the directorship of the course leader.

This course is validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Your Post Production Film and TV Career Opportunities

In the area of post-production this could be as a freelance editor or post-production artist. We help you make contacts and partnerships that could last the whole of your career. Whether that’s working with independent directors, becoming associated with film production companies or working for an agency or design consultancy, the aim is the same: to help you achieve your ambition of developing a post-production career.

In today’s film industry, many roles are carried out by trusted freelancers or teams of freelancers. Therefore, Futureworks prepares students by giving them everything they need to embark on a successful and long-term freelance career.

Location & Teaching

Your primary location of study will be at our Riverside Campus, which is located on New Bailey Street in Manchester. As part of your course, some of your lessons will take place at our Futureworks Studios facility located in MediaCityUK, a few miles from the city centre.

Futureworks recognises that the skills, competencies and contribution of its staff are vital to the delivery of high quality Higher Education. All programmes are managed by a dedicated Programme Leader and team of experienced tutors, and our excellent links with industry employers mean you’ll have access to exciting guest lectures and fantastic opportunities to gain experience on real-world projects.

Applying to this Course

To be considered for this course, you will require 104-120 UCAS points.

Futureworks is able to accept any applications from applicants who require a Student Visa (formerly called Tier 4 Visa) to study in the UK. Entry criteria for International students will vary. Please see International Students  for full details.

You can apply for this course by submitting an application via the UCAS system. The UCAS codes for this course are as follows:-

UCAS Code: P313

Institution Code: F98

If you have any questions about applying for a degree course please call us on 0161 214 4602, email [email protected] or look at our Admissions page.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to an interview where you will have the opportunity to talk about your work, influences and interests. A guide will be sent with your interview details to help you prepare for your interview. Ideal applicants will have a keen interest in film, television, and post production. You are welcome to bring any relevant examples of work with you, if you have them. This is optional and a portfolio is not required for applications to be considered for this course.

All of our courses start in September and are full time, 3 year courses. More information on relevant dates can be found on the Term Dates page.

“The tutors are all amazing and supportive. The work is thought provoking and the students are all like-minded.”

William Aspery-Carr (Year 1 student)
Futureworks Post Production for Film & TV BA (Hons) Student

“The post-production course is very educational. You learn a lot of different editing techniques and the assignments are fun to do. All the lecturers are really friendly and helpful when you're struggling.”

Alex Allen-Faulkner (year 2 student)
Futureworks Post Production for Film & TV BA (Hons) Student

Post Production

"The connection between tutors and students is truly impeccable. As a Futureworks student, I truly believe that I am being enabled to get the most out of my uni experience. When they promoted Futureworks as an industry leader for creative arts, they were not wrong. Every week I believe I am improving as an editor and as an academic, and that is all thanks to the tutors and my fellow students."

Dylan White
BA (Hons) Post Production for Film & TV

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