Course Title: Video Editing and Visual Effects

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Video Editing and Visual Effects

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 94.02.34

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will develop knowledge and technical skills in video editing and visual effects using specialist tools for image manipulation. This will be done by completing a range of practical tutorials and projects, where you will explore the key technical operations in post-production workflow and learn about editing concepts important in the structuring of diverse screen productions.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe principles of video editing and visual effects used to enhance screen productions
  • analyse techniques and processes of video editing and visual effects used in a range of screen productions
  • determine video editing and visual effects requirements from a production brief
  • apply a diverse range of video editing techniques and visual effects to a range of work
  • apply industry practices to post-production workflows

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you met the course's learning outcomes. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.