Ravensbourne University London

BSc (Hons) Broadcast Audio Technology

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Broadcast Audio Technology is the study of how sound is applied in radio, TV, and web distribution industries. This Skillset accredited course will give you a broad understanding of broadcast technologies. Creative skillset logo

This course introduces students to broadcast audio technology and the changing landscape of production and delivery. You will understand all levels of the audio broadcast industry, from production equipment and systems through to transmission technology. This course has the approval of the industry and is accredited by both Creative Skillset and BKSTS (British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society). Our broadcast engineering students are highly sought after and many are working part-time in industry before they graduate. Your learning will be focused on tutorials, practical exercises and projects guided by teaching staff and external broadcasting professionals. Our graduates leave the school with the skills to cope with whatever changes the broadcast industry will experience.

Audio engineers often work in television, radio, the wider media and communications industries from audio systems design, installation, maintenance and support, to studio and location production, post-production and transmission.

BKTS logoThe other pathways in this cluster are: BSc (Hons) Broadcast Systems Technology, BSc (Hons) Broadcast Computing, and BSc (Hons) Outside Broadcast Technology.

Your learning will be focused on tutorials, practical exercises and projects guided by teaching staff and external broadcasting professionals.

Course details



3 years full time

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualifications:

  • 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


  • Broadcasting
  • Post-production

What your course will look like


You will be assessed through practical and written work including essays, reports, individual and group presentations, critical self and peer evaluation, practical and written exams, and the completion of individual and team projects.

Year 1

You will build knowledge in audio broadcast technology and television production alongside developing studio and equipment skills. You will learn about the technology, broadcast industry and the various roles within it. We encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research throughout this year.

Year 2

You will study intermediate technology and engineering skills, as well as audio and acoustic principles. You will develop your ideas and entrepreneurial skills and spend time in industry gaining key experience in post -production and working in collaboration with other students.

Year 3

You will study advanced broadcast audio technology and produce a final major engineering project showcasing your work to industry. We ask you to show your contextual studies research in a long form dissertation.


Successful completion of this course can be followed by postgraduate study in MA Moving Image.


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Key Information Sets

Top reasons to apply for this course

  • Very high employability of graduates
  • Great work experience opportunities
  • Great facilities - A fully tapeless HDTV studio centre
  • Small cohort for an individual student experience
  • Only engineering course to hold BKSTS industry accreditation
  • Enthusiastic industry-honed teaching staff

Key study topics

  • How a TV studio works to make TV programmes
  • How sound systems in broadcasting are so different from a recording studio
  • How to fix audio equipment when it goes wrong
  • How complex sound desks work
  • How to build electronic projects

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