Filmmaking & editing

Film and video editing courses online & in London

Successful film making requires good editing knowledge and skills. We offer film editing courses that teach you how to use the latest software for editing, colour and audio correction, creating animated SFX, and exporting your edited films as well as developing your awareness and skills in professional film making and editing practice. 

Whether you're a beginner, or you would like to advance your current film editing knowledge, we offer courses in the popular editing software applications including Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Media Encoder and After Effects, to suit your level, project needs, and purse.

Our courses are delivered by professional practitioners in our Central London digital studios or online at a time right for you.

Film editing classes available both in-person and online

At City Lit, you can choose to study in-person or online. Our fantastic in-person courses are taught in our attractive campus, located in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. Here, our students can benefit from a variety of services and resources, including our café and state-of-the art equipment.

Our online courses are tailored to give you a social and interactive online learning experience, allowing you freedom to study from anywhere and with like-minded fellow classmates from all over the country without the need to travel. Use the Location filters on this page to choose your preferred learning method. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

For more information please contact Visual Arts: VisualArts@citylit.ac.uk

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  1. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects fast track
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Horabin
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  2. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing: stage 2
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Improve and speed up your editing, learn to use all trimming and motion tools properly. Explore building a better narrative structure and find out about essentials like screen-directionality and POV constructions.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  3. Experimental filmmaking: stage 2
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    This practical course is designed for those who have some previous experience in film in a fine art context or for those who have attended an experimental filmmaking course before.



    During the course, you will push the boundaries of mainstream cinema and experiment with various techniques to express your artistic vision.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
  4. Digital video editing
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Interested in editing your own videos? You may have heard of Premiere Pro or Final Cut. DaVinci Resolve is free and arguably better then both. Come and learn how to use it. Hollywood already does.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  5. Final Cut Pro X and digital editing
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Familiarise yourself in this practical course with the language of editing, its essential conventions and common techniques using Apple’s flagship professional editing program Final Cut.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
  6. Compression techniques for making and outputting videos
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    All video uses compression, starting in camera and ending when you send your video out into the world. Gain an essential understanding of how this works, and find the best solution for your own needs.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
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  7. Adobe Premier Pro tips and tricks
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    This course offers valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with Premiere Pro CC is essential.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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