Art and Design (Media Production) Foundation Diploma

Aimed at school and college leavers who want to study media, this course lets you experience activities within broadcasting and digital media production to help you assess your strengths in this area and confirm aspirations for your next step.

If you have a strong interest in media, but are not ready to undertake or choose a media related degree, then this course is for you.

A combination of practical studio projects, workshops and traditional academic learning will encourage you to experiment with craft and digital technology. Practising broadcasters and media professionals will introduce you to new ideas in media production. You will receive practical guidance throughout your diploma and help in directing you to the right degree or work option, including interview preparation and how to best present your portfolio. Completing the course will put you in a strong position for your next stage.

About this course


1 year full time


Tuition fee and Scholarship/bursary information

Entry requirements

Please visit our how to apply page for submission details.

The deadline for submissions is the 30 April 2016.

Students for Foundation Diplomas are normally expected to possess: 

  • four GCSEs, grade C or above, including English, and Maths

Students are also normally expected to possess one of the following:

  • one A level, Grade C or above in relevant subject area, or
  • Progression Diploma (Level 3) in a related subject area, or
  • Advanced Diploma (Level 3) in a related subject area

BTEC Level 3 National Award or Certificate qualifications may also be considered for entry.

Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

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Course structure


The majority of students on this course progress onto broadcasting and media-related degree courses at Ravensbourne. If you decide to go directly into work, we’ll help you to find opportunities.

Stage 1 – Exploratory

In the first stage as a media production student you will explore the following subject areas:

  • Animation
  • Broadcasting, film and video
  • Digital photography
  • Sound design

This series of introductory projects incorporates core disciplines of narrative and non-linear storytelling. These are explored through research, observation skills and digital media manipulation.

You will also undertake a contextual studies lecture series and written assignment.

Stage 2 – Pathway

You will deepen and develop specialist knowledge within your chosen subject area. We will encourage you to look and work beyond narrow definitions, and to collaborate with staff and students from other disciplines.

You will be able to fully integrate research, ideas and methods to negotiate successful practical outcomes underpinned by theoretical understanding. This will enable you to build a competitive portfolio when applying for higher education and employment.

Stage 3 – Confirmatory

During the final stage, you will undertake and complete a major seven- week project, reflecting on your chosen specialist area and your planned progression path; this project will culminate in a public exhibition of your work.