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Post Production 1 (40 credits)

This module introduces key post-production techniques, teaching fundamental editing skills using industry-standard software. Students will learn to import, organise, and output media, understanding associated workflows. They will apply these skills in practical assessments, developing their understanding of editing theory and practice. The module lays the foundation for mastering practical, subject-specific skills with an industry-standard editing tool. 

Editing for TV 1 (20 credits)

This module introduces students to short-form editing techniques in television post-production, exploring modern practices, developing research skills, and practising practical skills with widely-used video editing software. It aims to develop fundamental television post-production skills and apply them in practice. 

Content Creation for Post Production (40 credits)

This module develops students’ understanding of key production, camera, and lighting techniques, enhancing their awareness of the medium and creative context. It encourages self-criticism to improve content creation and personal growth, highlighting the impact of production decisions on post-production. The course fosters creative thinking to achieve various visual styles and deepens practical knowledge in film and television through content creation for post-production. 

Historical Contextual Studies (20 credits)

This module provides students with knowledge of post-production history, enhancing their ability to produce informed written discussions. It encourages group work to research and analyse specific historical aspects of post-production, leading to a research-based analysis of a selected topic. Additionally, students will develop academic writing and analytical skills. 


Audio Post Production 1 (20 credits)

This module introduces students to essential Digital Audio Workstation components and post-production audio techniques. It covers practical and theoretical aspects of digital audio, including editing, processing, mixing and using industry-standard software tools. Students will learn to creatively integrate digital audio with video footage.  

Editing for TV 2 (20 credits)

This module explores different documentary and factual styles, focusing on their unique editing approaches. It will enhance students’ efficiency in editing television content, maintaining an organized workflow, and producing television-ready artefacts to near-professional standards, including various versions for broadcast delivery. 

Post Production 2 (40 credits)

This module equips students with advanced post-production knowledge and techniques, enhancing their ability to apply diverse workflows to near-professional standards using industry-standard software. It also covers the transition from low-res to high-res workflows and “round-tripping” to utilise other software as part of the post-production process. 

VFX for Post Production (20 credits)

This module introduces students to essential techniques in professional Post Production, teaching them to perform common visual effects tasks using industry-standard software. They will learn vital skills like tracking, rotoscoping, keying, compositing, and colour correction, and understanding the associated workflows that are required to deliver visual effects shots. 

Contemporary Contextual Studies (20 credits)

This module provides an understanding of contemporary post-production, enhancing students’ confidence and knowledge through the analysis of current case studies. It explores the environmental, social context, and the structure of the post-production industry, equipping students to develop and analyse case studies. Additionally, the module facilitates the further development of academic skills. 


Honours Project (60 credits)

This module enables students to develop specialized skills in post-production, emphasizing creative thinking and research to generate project ideas. By proposing a project that students wish to undertake throughout the academic year, it encourages critical analysis of industry work and the application of research in creating their chosen project material. Students will develop a professional-standard project reflecting their style and interests, incorporating professional practices as they create an original piece of work that demonstrates their abilities, as they look towards graduation and entering the Post Production industry. 

Audio Post Production (20 credits)

This module advances students’ audio post-production skills, emphasizing advanced audio/visual workflows with industry-standard software. It explores the use of professional tools for editing and exporting content in professional formats, recording techniques and even music creation. Students will learn to deliver an audio mix at a near-professional standard, master creative sound design techniques, and gain the skills to enhance their overall Post Production abilities. 

Post Production 3 (40 credits)

This module requires students to demonstrate all their post-production abilities by completing a project in its entirety – from raw footage, all the way to the fully completed delivery of an artefact, ready for broadcast. Alongside testing their practical skills, students will learn about compliance and QA standards in the delivery of programmes and evaluate professional output formats to deliver content meeting industry standards. Mastering these specialist skills is essential for success in the post-production industry. 


As a guide, 20 credits typically represents around 52 hours of tutor contact time (e.g. lectures/workshops/feedback) and 148 hours of self-study time (usually over the course of a semester). These numbers may increase or decrease depending on the nature, length and level of the module, especially towards the end of the course.