Our foundation diploma allows you to experience broadcast and media production practice to help you assess your strengths and confirm your specialist area of interest.
You will receive practical guidance throughout, including interview preparation and how to best present your portfolio. As well as higher education opportunities, we can help you to find the right pathway to progress directly into internships or work.
1 year full time
University of the Arts Awarding Body
Students for foundation diplomas are normally expected to possess four GCSEs, grade C or above, including English and Maths.
Students are also normally expected to possess one of the following:
Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.
Application deadline: 28 February 2020
The majority of students on this course progress onto broadcasting and media-related degree courses at Ravensbourne. If you decide to go directly into work, we’ll help you to find opportunities.
In the first stage as a media production student you will explore the following subject areas:
This series of introductory projects incorporates core disciplines of narrative and non-linear storytelling. These are explored through research, observation skills and digital media manipulation.
You will also undertake a contextual studies lecture series and written assignment.
You will deepen and develop specialist knowledge within your chosen subject area. We will encourage you to look and work beyond narrow definitions, and to collaborate with staff and students from other disciplines.
You will be able to fully integrate research, ideas and methods to negotiate successful practical outcomes underpinned by theoretical understanding. This will enable you to build a competitive portfolio when applying for higher education and employment.
During the final stage, you will undertake and complete a major seven- week project, reflecting on your chosen specialist area and your planned progression path; this project will culminate in a public exhibition of your work.
Ravensbourne alumnus Prince Yiadom graduated in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Editing and Post-production. Before he did his degree he studied a foundation at Ravensbourne that offered him a lot of pathways to help find his true talents. He now has a successful career at Framestore and worked on Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Our foundation and access diploma graduates may be eligible for a one-off cash gift of £500 if they progress directly to an undergraduate degree course at Ravensbourne.
I began the foundation course at Ravensbourne not knowing exactly what I wanted to do, but I was able to experiment with a wide range of creative roles. Inspired by the broadcasting department I went on to complete a BA (Hons) Production, which gave me valuable industry experience.Will Harvey, foundation alumnus Innovation Lead, VCCP
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