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Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

This course introduces students to Adobe Premiere Pro, an industry standard for digital video. Whether you are new to Adobe Premiere or just needing a refresher, this course will guide you through the various elements such as how to import, edit, manipulate and export video files together with exploring the use of sounds to create a short, sequenced film.

Please be aware that all of our digital courses that employ the use of computers and Adobe software are delivered on Apple Mac computers.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No previous knowledge of the subject is required.

Special Information

Materials you will need to bring to the first class:

  • Basic drawing / writing materials,

  • Memory stick / external hard drive, 8gb minimum,

  • Headphones.

In addition to the course fee, students are expected to provide the following list of indicative tools, materials and equipment:

  • Basic drawing / writing materials,

  • Memory stick / external hard drive, 8gb minimum,

  • Headphones.

Content of Course

Each session, students will be introduced to various aspects of Adobe Premiere Pro. The sessions will explore a combination of practical exercises and demonstrations, which include:

1. Getting started - understanding what the software is used for and how to navigate it.

2. Begin to explore to import and organise video and sound clips.

3. Explore assembling and fine-tuning clip sequences.

4. Explore applying transitions and video effects.

5. Explore adding titles and credits.

Teaching method(s)

This course will be based and delivered in specialist digital learning space with Mac computers and the relevant software and licences. Each week, students’ progress will be monitored and supported by the tutor who will suggest follow up reading, research and practice to undertake each week to support their studies.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge for the principles of the Adobe Premiere Pro software package.

  • Demonstrate an ability to use the key features of the Adobe Premiere Pro software.

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the skills learnt to a project.


Core Readings


  • The Digital Filmmaking Handbook, Mark Brindle; Quercus (28 Feb. 2013)

Web Sources

Premier Pro on Adobe TV: (accessible from the Help menu within Premier Pro)

Class Handouts

Handouts will be provided as required.


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.