BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

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Digital Film Production is the study of contemporary forms of filmmaking. You will gain a solid grounding in established techniques as well as exploring emerging digital technologies.

The course will give you the skills and experience to produce innovative shorts, features, commercials and documentaries. The film industry underpins the course and our students learn the importance of all aspects of the production journey from financial backing to building a fan base for a film. Alongside this, we facilitate engagement with film technologies such as Green Screen and give you opportunities to experiment with 3D techniques. Our film courses are highly regarded in the film industry and students are often working on professional shoots from their first year on the course.

Filmmakers most often work within the technical and creative departments of film production companies. Graduates often also become freelance self-shooters and set up their own studios and production companies.

Showreels and short films

News Flash: Ravensbourne has won the Bill Vinten GTC University Award 2017 for the quality, aesthetic and technical skill of the portfolio of films that were submitted for competition for the past Academic Year.

Course details



3 years full time

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Validating body

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

Admission queries: admissions@rave.ac.uk

What your course will look like


You will be assessed through the completion of technical tasks, live projects, presentations, written reports, analyses, self-evaluations and work experience.

Year 1

You will make four short films in the first term, building knowledge in film production skills, digital cinematography, post-production and digital post-production effects. We ask you to start thinking about your own creative ideas and gain a greater understanding of storytelling and editing. At the same time, we encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research.

Year 2

You will study directing for current and emerging film platforms, contemporary production and location management alongside other emerging technologies. You will develop your ideas and we encourage you to spend time in industry gaining key experience in filmmaking.

Year 3

You will continue to learn advanced skills in documentary and factual production and digital cinematography. Alongside this, we will bring together your skills in the form of a final film project. We also ask you to show your contextual studies research in a long form dissertation. Our students are encouraged to enter national and international festivals.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Moving Image.


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Key Information Sets

6 reasons to apply for this course

Reason 1

The lecturers all have extensive industry experience

Reason 2

Work experience opportunities

Reason 3

Industry networking opportunities

Reason 4

Excellent resources for hire

Reason 5

Dedicated, focused, creative students

Reason 6

Industry collaborations

Key study topics

  • Green Screen and VFX
  • Cinematography
  • Directing Documentary
  • Production Management

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