An Introduction to Film Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

About the course

Due to the latest government coronavirus guidelines, we have reviewed and updated our short course provision. All courses are subject to change and if you have any questions, please contact the short course office for further information.

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

Using our industry standard software and equipment, you will film a short sequence, learn the essentials of film-editing and how to navigate Adobe Premiere Pro’s menu and tools. In class sessions you will work on a basic project undertaking 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.

Week by week our experienced tutor will take you through essential topics 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 be able to shoot and 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 or mobile format, including knowing the difference between these formats and how to choose the right one for the job.

Throughout the course you will have hands-on experience in using the skills you are learning and as a result you will be able to apply this knowledge to making 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 and guidance.

Course dates

This course runs on a Thursday evening from 19:00 to 21:30 on the following dates:

  • 03 February to 10 March 2022

Course length

6 weeks

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other Creative Arts short courses, please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or

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 you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers. 

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

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through the Universities’ online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement. 

Where to find us

Our address is The School of Creative Arts, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB.

For Maps and Directions please visit our helpful ‘Where to Find Us’ page. Further details are sent by email when you have booked.


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer.  For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
03/02/202210/03/2022Thursdays - 19:00 to 21:30£230Apply online