Digital Television Production BA (Hons)

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

Creative Skillset

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.

6 reasons to apply for this course

  1. Unique course - first of its kind 

  2. The lecturers all have extensive industry experience 

  3. Work experience opportunities 

  4. The TV equipment for hire and the HD TV Studio 

  5. The Ravensbourne Degree Show as a fantastic opportunity to highlight your work 

  6. Industry networking and the in-house Broadcast 

About this course


3 years full time


Tuition fee and Scholarship/bursary information

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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

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Key study topics

  • TV Studio
  • Location shooting
  • Production and Operations pathways
  • Second screen and multi-platform
  • Interactive media and scripting
  • Producing for different genres


Ravensbourne’s broadcasting faculty still leads the way in preparing the next generation of broadcast professionals. Covering core craft skills as well as all the newer broadcast technologies, the college is a trailblazer in education for this sector.Lesley Everett, ITV NEWS

What the next three years will look like

You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including presentations, group projects and pitches.

Year 1

You will study: Introduction to Digital Television; Digital Direction and Production (Factual); Digital TV Production (drama); the Television Industry; Theory and Context.

Year 2

You will study: Audiences, Screens and Platforms; Multi-Platform TV Production; Live and Interactive Digital TV; Creative Collaboration with Motion Graphics students; Dissertation Preparation.

Year 3

You will study: Live/External Brief; Advanced Skills; Portfolio; Dissertation.


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

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