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The Digital Television Technology degree programme is aimed at students aspiring to work in the world’s media and entertainment industries.

During this course you will gain a solid education in the technical side of television so that employment in technical operations, technology deployment, and broadcast engineering is possible.

You will also be provided with an enviable level of creative and technical freedom to harness emerging broadcast technologies in collaboration with industry organisations.


3 years full time

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Ravensbourne University London

Facilities and teaching

The Screen School prides itself on the intimate nature of this course and the teaching staff’s ability to nurture and develop the skills needed for what is a rapidly changing industry.

Our resources are among the best in the UK; We have a fully tapeless HDTV studio workflow, and industry standard equipment.


Ravensbourne graduates have gone on to secure extremely exciting job roles within the global television community that include working on the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Work experience and networking

Ravensbourne students are uniquely placed to apply their skills while studying with respected industry clients and partners, like The Royal Shakespeare Company. And, we are apart of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Student Chapter - providing students and staff an opportunity to engage with SMPTE’s respected international members in a variety of collaborative ways.

Selection criteria

All students should supply a personal statement that demonstrates their interest in media, computing and/or technology.

We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities and suitability for the course through their passion for technology and media. When assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements we may also consider any relevant work experience.

Read our interview and portfolio advice.

What your course will look like

The course covers: audio, video, broadcasting, data networks, computing, infrastructure and systems, and the outside broadcasting of many live events, such as local music events and festivals.

You will develop an understanding of: technical roles within television, technologies in use in television and broadcasting, and the fundamental principles of broadcast engineering.

You will acquire these skills via project-based learning across a variety of disciplines that include: sound, acoustics, cameras, outside broadcasting, events, studio production, satellites, networking, streaming and emerging technologies.

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 below or equivalent UK or international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

Top reasons to apply for this course

  • Very high employability of graduates
  • Fantastic 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

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Broadcasting
  • Data networks
  • Computing
  • Infrastructure and systems
  • Outside broadcasting.
  • Students develop an understanding of: technical roles within television, technologies in use in television and broadcasting, and fundamental principles of broadcast engineering.


  • Operation Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Playout Support
  • MCR Operator
  • Streaming Engineer
  • Studio Technician
  • Special Cameras
  • Outside Broadcasting
  • Production Technician
  • Event Technology
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Broadcasting research and development

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