Access to Higher Education

Foundation

Access courses are aimed at adults returning to education with an interest in design or digital media, with a view to continue on to an honours degree. This course will give you the opportunity to consider your creative specialism and develop the skills, techniques and confidence you will need for degree level study

Always learning

Always learning

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FE showcase

What can this course do for me?

Students will learn design principles through practical studio projects and workshops, lead by teaching and industry professionals. After experimenting with ideas and technology, they will leave the course with a unique portfolio of work that is interview-ready

Student work

Student work

Student work

Student work

Student work

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Facilities available on this course

Staff in the Kit Store

Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

Student using the materials library

Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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