A Film Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro Online Course

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Why choose this course?

This six-week course is a beginners’ guide for people who want to be able to make and edit their own films. It is also a grounding for people who want to make a start on a professional career in film-making and editing.

Using industry-standard editing software, you will learn the essentials of film-editing and how to navigate Premiere Pro’s menu and tools. In the class you will work on a basic project covering everything from importing video through editing, adding a soundtrack, creating a title sequence and exporting the final result to the best file format for the purpose.

Course summary

You will be taken through essential steps such as:

  • Film sequences
  • Media management
  • Understanding formats and importing video
  • Video editing tools and techniques
  • Adding effects and transitions
  • Adding opening and end credits
  • Key-framing and timelines
  • Exporting finished video

By the end of the course, you will understand how to edit video, audio and other media content and add effects and transitions to your film. Finally, you will learn how to export your finished video to a web, TV, DVD or mobile format, knowing the difference between the formats and how to choose the right one for the job.

Throughout the course you will get hands-on experience in using the skills you learn and you will be able to apply this knowledge to your own video by the final session. This course is ideal for those who want to learn through practical workshops, with industry tips and one-to-one tutor support.

Course expert

Freddie Gerrard-Abbott

Course dates

This course runs on a Thursday from 19.00 to 21.30 on the following dates:

  • 10 September to 15 October 2020
  • 05 November to 10 December 2020

Course length

6 weeks

Course cost


Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or ad-shortcourses@herts.ac.uk

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will need a pc or mac laptop. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course.  This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and applicants will be informed and where relevant offered an alternative class.

We, therefore, encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses are to be made online through the universities online booking system before a course commences. Students are therefore not permitted to enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts without prior arrangement. 


Refunds for cancellation of places on the course shall not be made during the 14-day period immediately preceding the date on which the course commences.  For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link http://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/legal/cancellation-right



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
10/09/202015/10/2020Thursdays 19:00 to 21:30£185Apply online
05/11/202010/12/2020Thursdays 19:00 - 21:30£185Apply online