Ravensbourne University London

BSc (Hons) Broadcast Computing

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Broadcast Computing is the study of how ICT is applied to the broadcasting industry. This Skillset accredited course will give you a broad understanding of emerging platforms including TV streaming.

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This course introduces students to typical broadcast infrastructures and the changing landscape of data network delivery models. You will be a broadcast engineer who understands all levels of broadcast computing and its relationship with ICT, 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). Ravensbourne’s 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 with the skills to cope with whatever changes the broadcast industry will experience.

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Broadcast computing specialists work in emerging new media industries in ICT systems design, installation, maintenance and support, to server system support in studio and location production, post- production and transmission.

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

What your course will look like


You will be assessed through the completion of 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 broadcast technology and television production alongside developing studio and equipment skills. You will learn about the 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 skill, as well as computing and programming principles. You will develop your ideas and entrepreneurial skills and spend time in industry gaining key experience in computing and working in collaboration with other students.

Year 3

You will study advanced broadcast computing 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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