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BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology

BA (Hons) Digital Television Technology is designed to prepare you for a career in the media and television industries.

The course enables you to develop the right skillset, as well as the professional mindset needed to succeed.

Set within an academic framework, this course will give you practical experience in the craft of pre-production, production, and post-production through project-based learning.

The focus of the course is on the origination and development of ideas, as well as the production of multi-platform programmes and other digital content appropriate to the modern TV industry.


3 years full time

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Ravensbourne University London

What you
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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 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, 24 points or above

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.

Course structure

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.


You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including presentations, group projects and pitches.

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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.

Top reasons to apply

  • 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
  • Industry-standard equipment

Work experience

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.

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.


  • 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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