Schools and Outreach
Information for schools and colleges
We offer a range of activities giving learners of all ages an insight into studying art & design and media related courses at university.
UCAS support sessions
Come along to one of our workshops to find out what you should include in your portfolio and showreel application to Ravensbourne's foundation and undergraduate design and media production courses.
Our application surgeries are for anyone who would like some advice on their application to Ravensbourne.
Come in and get some feedback on your personal statement, find out more about our courses so you're applying for the right course, and get some advice on what to include in your portfolio/showreel.
We can also give you some help on preparing for your course interview day, including what questions you might be asked.
Click on the below dates to book:
- 30 September
- 7 October
- 14 October
- 21 October
- 28 October
- 4 November
- 11 November
- 18 November
- 25 November
Workshops and masterclasses
Tauught by our academic staff and students, our workshops and masterclasses are an opportunity to experience what it's like to study a creative course at university, and experience our art and media studios.
We run masterclasses in the following subject areas:
- Live TV production
- Editing and post production
- Visual communication design - graphics, illustration, motion graphics, advertising & branding
- Fashion - design, styling, photography and buying & branding
- Product design and UX/UI
To request a workshop for your students please email email@example.com.
After school clubs
We run after school clubs for students aged 14+ in film, games and animation, and drawing.
These run on Wednesday afternoons (during term time) from 3.30pm onwards, starting in January 2020.
To request more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our holiday schools run at Easter, Summer and during half term breaks, and are led by experienced creative practitioners and industry professionals, with help from our student ambassadors.
They are an opportunity to develop your creative practice as well as experience what it's like to study at a specialist creative university and produce work for your portfolio application to foundation and undergraduate courses.
If you are interested in our 2020 holiday school programme, starting in February half term, please email email@example.com
Art & design Saturday club
Ravensbourne runs an art and design club in partnership with The Saturday Club Trust.
This runs over the academic year, from the end of September through to June, every Saturday (term time only) from 10am-1pm.
Projects span a range of art and design areas including photography, graphic design, fashion and 3D design.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravensbourne’s information pack for teachers and careers advisors includes:
- Information on joining the Progression Scheme
- A guide to writing your personal statement
- Getting your showreel ready for interview
- Getting your portfolio ready for interview
- A copy of Ravensbourne’s prospectus
To request a pack please email email@example.com
Creative Careers Advice
The creative industries are booming, and are now the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. Our creative careers advice sessions focus on the different careers available within the creative arts, as well careers advice on the courses available to you to in this area.
Ravensbourne has a strong reputation in industry, our current graduate employability rate is 96.4 per cent. Our creative careers advice sessions are delivered by recent graduates who are working in industry, as well as experienced creative practitioners and industry professionals.
To request a workshop for your students please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year we attend a number of UCAS conventions and also school and college HE and Careers Fairs across London and the South East.
If you are planning to hold an HE or Careers Fair in your school or college, which you would like us to attend, please submit your request here.
HE & Careers Talks
Ravensbourne can visit your school or college to deliver a talk on HE and careers opportunities in the creative industries, or we can offer you a talk at Ravensbourne followed by a tour of our facilities.
We can give advice and support to students that are considering applying for Higher Education courses in Design and Media.
Presentations can be about:
- An overview of Ravensbourne and the courses we offer
- Creative arts education and careers
- Personal Statement advice
- Advice for preparing for your interview
- Portfolio and Showreel support
- Subject specific talks
These workshops are aimed towards students in Years 9 – 13 (including Access courses) who are thinking about higher education and looking to study at Ravensbourne.
If you would like to organise a talk for your students please submit your request here.