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Final Cut Pro X for Total Beginners

Course Description

Our two-Saturday hands-on Beginners Final Cut Pro X Course familiarises you with; the user interface, how to perform basic editing functions using new features including the Automatic Import features, Media Management and Improved Timeline. This course will lead you through the basics of using this powerful software package, working on practical, hands on examples and exercises ensuring you benefit from practical experience and learn useful tips and tricks.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

Final Cut Pro X is an Apple Mac software and is not available for PC. No previous knowledge/qualifications are required but familiarity with Apple Mac computers is advantageous. The college offers a one day course on using Apple Mac computers.

Course Content

Film Editing with Final Cut Pro X Course Content Viewing Projects in the Timeline Understanding trimming Importing media/Importing from a camera Adding music and sound effects Building a rough cut Working with Titles Changing edited clips Effects and enhancing colour Working with storylines Video, audio effects, transitions Removing clip selections and adding gaps Exporting different files types Publishing to video sharing sites

Teaching and Learning Methods

Through instructor led demonstrations and exercises you will learn how to edit a short promotional video or film using a variety of media, adding video effects and titles and finally exporting your finished video. All media resources will be provided, although you are also welcome to bring your own videos, stills, etc. Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, iLearn. There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a Pathway in to Higher Education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572