Digital Film Production BA (Hons)

Charlotte Regan on the Arri Alexi during the filming of BROT. Video available to watch on the Digital Film Production youtube channel - link below right.

Level 3 students build ten sets over ten weeks during their specialisms module

Level 3 students build ten sets over ten weeks during their specialisms module

Digital Film Production student Max Bulton won the Warner Brother scholarship prize of ten thousand pounds, which he chose to spend on his production 'The Private'.

Students on location filming WW2 based short film BROT

Students on a field trip during the Tribeca Film Festival In New York

2016: Two Graduate films pick up Best Short Film and Best International Film at the London Independent Film Festival

The course reflects the changing nature of the digital film landscape where digital technologies and new ways of working have led to changes in production processes. You will gain a solid grounding in ‘traditional’ filmmaking before exploring emerging digital techniques.

The course will give you the skills, knowledge, and experience to produce innovative and creative films in a range of formats (shorts, features, installation, music video, corporate, commercial, documentary, advertising, etc.) for a range of contemporary film outlets including film festivals, the internet, and event-based film showings. The emerging landscape around film is also considered, including games from films, the importance of online film trailers, and social media that builds a film fan base. The course also offers a direct engagement with new technology such as virtual film production (Green Screen, and virtual production (pre- and post-production), and also opportunities to experiment with 3D film.

Graduates will leave Ravensbourne equipped with knowledge and skills for a wealth of roles in the film industry from a freelancing self-shooter to working in any number of technical and creative departments in professional film productions. Ravensbourne’s film courses are highly regarded in the film industry and students are often working on either student or professional shoots from the first year.

Showreels and short films

Showreel 2015: A collection of clips from films shot by the graduating 3rd years for their final major projects this year

Showreel 2013: A collection of clips from films shot by the graduating 3rd years for their final major projects

This short film tells the story of how the man is stuck in his house trying to get to work but with a twist.

Short film created by BA (Hons) Digital Film Production student

6 reasons to apply for this course

  1. The lecturers all have extensive industry experience 

  2. Work experience opportunities 

  3. Industry networking opportunities 

  4. Excellent resources for hire 

  5. Dedicated, focused, creative students 

  6. Industry collaborations 

About this course


3 years full time


Tuition fee and Scholarship/bursary information

UCAS code


Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

Term dates

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Key study topics

  • Green Screen and VFX
  • Cinematography
  • Directing Documentary
  • Production Management


One of the reasons I chose to come here was because of its reputation. You can put Ravensbourne next to your name and people believe that your work is of a higher standardStuary McDonald, Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Digital Film Production alumni

What the next three years will look like

You will be assessed through the completion of technical tasks, live projects, presentations, written reports, analyses, self-evaluations and work experience.

Year 1

You will study: HD film production skills; broadcast technology; HD digital cinematography; HD post-production and digital post production effects; the film industry, and theory and context.

Year 2

You will study: directing for current and emerging film platforms; contemporary production and location management; shooting for green screen; CGI and for advance digital post-production effects; plus skills in creative collaboration, and dissertation preparation.

Year 3

You will study: professional skills – documentary and factual production; advanced skills – advance HD digital cinematography; sound design for digital film production; major project, and dissertation.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA/MSc Broadcast Futures.

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