Ravensbourne

BSc (Hons) Broadcast Systems Technology

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

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This course introduces students to audio, video and data systems and will prepare you to become an engineer who can design and support broadcast systems. 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. The majority of our graduates are employed within six months of leaving the course and leave with the skills to cope with whatever changes the broadcast industry will experience.

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

Course details

Type
Undergraduate

UCAS Code
4G65

Duration
3 years full time

Fees
See below

Validating body
Ravensbourne

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

Careers

  • Broadcasting
  • Communications
  • Post-production

What your course will look like

Assessment

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 audio 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 skills, as well as transmission and modulation 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 systems 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.

Progression

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

 

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Key Information Sets

6 reasons to apply for this course

Reason 1

Very high employability of graduates

Reason 2

Great work experience opportunities

Reason 3

Great facilities - A fully tapeless HDTV studio centre

Reason 4

Small cohort for an individual student experience

Reason 5

Only engineering course to hold BKSTS industry accreditation

Reason 6

Enthusiastic industry-honed teaching staff

Key study topics

  • How a TV studio works to make TV programmes
  • How satellites work to beam signals into peoples’ homes
  • How to fix equipment when it goes wrong
  • How 3DTV and 3D films work to create the illusion of 3D

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