Multi-skilled, multi-talented, multi-platform.
This ground-breaking course has been developed in consultation with industry to train the producers and crews who will create innovative programming for television, the web and mobile distribution devices.
Ravensbourne delivers a television production course as fast-moving and varied as the industry it feeds. Its aim is to arm students with the portfolio of skills demanded by today’s multi-platform, multi-skilled broadcast world. The course’s combination of hands on experience and rigorous analysis encourages them to develop their own skills and to understand how those skills fit into the bigger picture.
Over the three-year degree, students tackle a range of genres including drama, documentary, sport, lifestyle and light entertainment. Making use of the college studio and its extensive equipment store and taking advantage of the settings offered by the college’s London location, students create engaging material not just for traditional television screens but for other platforms such as the tablets, laptops and smart phones of the digital generation.
Industry links are of paramount importance. The course team are broadcast professionals with proven track records in a range of programme areas. Guest lecturers direct from the coalface insure that students are up to date with current developments and practice.
Students also take part in a number of unique, on-going industry projects. They are members of the production team responsible for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s interactive schools’ programmes broadcast from the college studio several times a year. They are involved in a training scheme created and run by Course Leader Stephen Sadler, which involves working at the state of the art BT Sport studio in East London, often with presenter Clare Balding. And course projects frequently mean pitching ideas to commissioning editors from established broadcasters, most recently Channel Four.
Multi-skilling is encouraged but students choose between two specialist paths: Production and Operations. Production students learn to develop programmes from basic idea to broadcast. They include potential producers, directors, scriptwriters. Operations students concentrate on the technical side of production. They include potential camera operators, sound supervisors and lighting directors.
Many of the current students are already gathering valuable work experience in industry. Many of this year’s graduates are already on the first rungs of the career ladder at some of the major broadcasters and independent production companies.
“…the uniformly impressive thing about all [Ravensbourne television] graduates is the fact that they are prepared to enter the real world of work – they understand the practicalities of TV production and are prepared for a very contemporary industry.”
Samantha Glynne, Vice President Branded Entertainment at Fremantle Media
This course is recognised and accredited by Creative Skillset as providing exceptional standards of training in line with industry.
The Creative Skillset Tick is a quality mark of quality indicating the courses and apprenticeships best suited to prepare you for a career in the Creative Industries.