Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Introduction to Editing
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 8 x 1 Hour Lectures
Workshop 2 x 2 Hour Workshops
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Portfolio of seminar material (2,000 words)  60%
Semester Exam .5 Hours   Pracical assessment on use of Avid (30 minutes)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Written Portfolio of seminar material (2,000 words)  60%
Supplementary Exam .5 Hours   Pracical assessment on use of Avid (30 minutes)  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Develop a deep knowledge of visual literacy.

2. Develop an understanding of Narrative literature.

3. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of editing different genres and cross-genre conventions.

4. Demonstrate good team skills whilst working in a group.

5. Develop an understanding of dialogue rhythm and visual balance.

6. Demonstrate dexterity in and technical understanding of the use of Avid.

7. Demonstrate an understanding of professional practice and the logistical problems inherent in editing.

Brief description

Cinema is a visual medium, and an introduction to editing will give the student an overview of all the editing processes involved with cutting and delivering a film and develop the students’ visual literacy. Students will be encouraged to create visual narratives whilst working with sound, music and visual effects. The module will give an overall understanding of the editing process from understanding the exigencies of the script, through storyboarding with the director, the fundamentals of storytelling and working on Industry standard equipment and software. We will look at editing techniques for Drama and Comedy.


Course Delivery:

8 x 1 hour Lectures
10 x 1 hour Seminars
2 x 2 hours Practical Work

The course content will focus on the following:

The principles of Editing

Understanding the exigencies of the script

Working with Avid

Visual storytelling

Cutting for Drama

Cutting for Comedy

Practical work with non linear editing systems

The impact of Visual effects

The Grade

Sound design and the dub

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Use of the professional software packages will develop the ability to interpret statistical and mathematical information.
Communication Managing editorial workflow is about communication with all the various aspects feeding into the edit. Effective communication skills will be developed throughout the module.
Improving own Learning and Performance Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module which will help students to improve their own learning and performance.
Information Technology Specialized professional software is used and students’ skills will be developed through the module. They will prepare and input data, manage systems and interpret information.
Personal Development and Career planning The module emphasizes editing work in professionally defined roles, it establishes on a basic level the professional procedures in post production.
Problem solving Editing is a continuous process of problem solving. Students are tested on this individually and as part of a team.
Research skills Students undertake research as part of the seminar program and will be assessed on their ability to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use their knowledge to apply to the issues that arise.
Subject Specific Skills Editing skills will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Seminar work will be distributed in groups to resolve editing and post issues based on ‘real life’ incidents. These groups will be required to work effectively as a team to deliver the group based exercises.


This module is at CQFW Level 4