"I really liked the fact that the course work at Ravensbourne was project based and that I was able to work in my own time. That was a great selling point for me and contributed towards my decision to study at Ravensbourne”.
Name: Tayo Odesanya
Course: BA (Hons) Digital Film Production
Year of Graduation: 2015
Since graduating in 2015 the film I wrote for my final year ‘Maya’ (see below trailer) won the Bradford widescreen student film of the year award, it was also officially selected to screen at the Raindance Film Festival, nominated for Best Student Film of the Year at the London Short Film Festival 2016 and was screened at the Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival 2016 as part of British European Talent.
As students we were actively encouraged to produce many more films each term than other universities. This was great when it came to having good selection material for a showreel.
The degree course at Ravensbourne pushed me out of my comfort zone in more ways than one. I left with a much clearer understanding of the different departments within the film industry and what they do. I had access to amazing tutors and made great friends that helped me elevate my standard of work.
One of the key benefits from studying at Ravensbourne was access to the Ravensbourne Lates which were a great source of information and provided me with excellent opportunities to network. The training, trips (to film festivals) and great staff all added to the Ravensbourne experience.
My advice to prospective students would be to get to know as many people as possible in the industry and within the college. There is so much talent in Ravensbourne and you never know where or what those contacts will lead to.
Link up with people who are strong in the areas that you’re weak in order to make the best possible product.
Never underestimate anyone and always go into everything with an open mind.