Team original ideas with in-depth knowledge of multi-platform programmes. An established training provider for 40 years, the course is the destination for students who want to pursue a career in the media and television industries.
This course teaches students a varied skillset that covers all areas of television production and the wider broadcast media. The course is taught through a mix of practice and theory-based learning which includes lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and self-directed study, and is led by production and broadcast experts.
What can this course do for me?
You will have the chance to pitch formats to commissioning editors and present ideas to clients in response to live briefs.
“There are many highlights from my time at Ravensbourne including working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where we directed a live show from the heart of Ravensbourne to hundreds of school children across the country, with professional BBC presenters.”—Jack Mooney , Digital Television Production BA (Hons) graduate
Top reasons to apply
Ravensbourne London University has offered television training for over 40 years.
First-class education in live broadcasting.
Fantastic resources and facilities.
Small class sizes to enhance the student experience.
Industry networking and work experience opportunities.
Showcase work at the Ravensbourne Degree show.
High employability rates.
Strong industry links.
Learning through real-world projects.
Students will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including presentations, group projects and pitches.
Students will build basic knowledge in traditional methods of broadcasting.
Alongside this, they will learn about the television industry and develop an awareness of multi-platform delivery and how to develop viable TV format ideas.
They will cover studio and location production techniques in a range of genres including drama and factual programming.
Students will apply the production skills and techniques gained in the first year and experiment creatively on increasingly challenging projects.
They will develop audience-led approaches to documentary, entertainment, live and interactive programmes. At the same time, they will continue to develop their own ideas and entrepreneurial skills.
The elective units include options to work on the Royal Shakespeare Company Live Broadcasts or taking on a management or production role in our new student-led TV channel RaveTV.
Students can also select a specialist post-production unit or a choice of other electives within the Media School.
In the final level, academic and industry research forms the core of your studies with the dissertation unit.
The professional initiatives unit involves individual research into new trends and emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality and 360degree video.
In creative futures, students will work in a group to realise a project using one of the technologies researched in the first term.
Finally, the portfolio unit allows students to build a portfolio of self-initiated work and experiment with ideas and new media solutions that prepare them for professional practice.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Design, Communication and Technology.
Key study topics
The origination and the development of ideas are at the heart of this undergraduate degree, as well as the production of multi-platform programmes and other digital content appropriate to the modern TV industry.
Key study topics include:
Interactive media and scripting
Producing for different genres such as drama, documentary, entertainment, factual, sports and news
Pre-production, production and post-production processes for multi-camera and single-camera productions as well in live broadcasting
Graduates will be prepared for a broad range of careers including broadcast and video production for television and online platforms. This could include roles like producer, director, camera operator, vision mixer, sound engineer, floor manager, production manager, lighting technician, and scriptwriter.
Working with industry
Ravensbourne regularly works on projects with Channel 4, BBC and BT Sport, as well as other prestigious companies, such as The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Students have regular contact with industry professionals, as well as practical training in the use of broadcast standard equipment and facilities.
Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.
2 A levels, grade C or above
4 AS levels, grade C or above
2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above
International students will be required to have IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 or above, or TOEFL with an overall score of 72 or above.
If an applicant does not meet the English Language requirement at the point of application, then an additional English condition will be added to any offer of entry. In addition, a pre-sessional English Language course may be offered where appropriate. Eligibility and information will be published on the Pre-Sessional English Language course webpage.
*The above requirements are not exhaustive, and a full list of alternative equivalent qualifications, international qualifications, and additional academic requirements can be found on the Ravensbourne website, or from the Admissions Office if requested.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work that shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.
We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
The university looks for candidates abilities to meet the demands of the media and television industries. For example, do they have a passion for television? Do they have the ability to work in teams? Do they enjoy creating video and social media content? Are they able to solve problems and find creative solutions to challenge?
Fees and Scholarships
Annual fee for Home Postgraduate students: £9,250
Annual fee for International Postgraduate students: £16,500
International students making full payment of the above fee by 1 August in the year of entry receive a 5% discount.
International student progressing from Further Education to Higher Education: The cost of the foundation diploma course will be reimbursed over the three years of an undergraduate course. The discount applies for the three years of the undergraduate course and will not be applied to any repeat years.
In addition to any government loans you may be eligible for, Ravensbourne University London has a limited amount of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate students.
This financial support has been designed to assist in the costs of travel, meals and/or course equipment. Due to restricted funding, and a large number of eligible students, our financial support is limited and is subject to change.
We strongly advise all prospective students to consider all the costs of study including accommodation, travel, equipment, and sustenance whilst undertaking their course and to have alternative means of funding such as part-time work and/or savings.