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BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology

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Digital Television Technology is a course aimed at students aspiring to work in the world’s television and broadcasting industry.

This course teaches students the more technical side of television so that employment in technical operations, technology deployment, and broadcast engineering is possible.

Ravensbourne students are uniquely placed with opportunities to apply their skills whilst studying with respected industry clients and partners, which include The Royal Shakespeare Company. Furthermore, Ravensbourne students graduate into extremely exciting job roles within the global television community that include working on Winter and Summer Olympics.

The course covers: audio, video, broadcasting, data networks, computing, infrastructure and systems, and outside broadcasting. Students develop an understanding of: technical roles within television, technologies in use in television and broadcasting, and fundamental principles of broadcast engineering.

Students 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 new emerging technologies.

The Digital Television Technology course provides our students with an enviable level of creative and technical freedom to harness emerging broadcast technologies in collaboration with industry organisations. Ravensbourne is a Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Student Chapter. This provides students and staff an opportunity to engage with its respected international members in a variety of collaborative ways.

Course details


2018/19- P312

3 years full time

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Entry requirements

For this course students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. 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.

Alternatively, we also welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through the submission of a relevant portfolio showing their skills, abilities and suitability to the course. We may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies or relevant work experience when assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements.

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
  • Find out about interview and portfolio requirements

Admission queries: admissions@rave.ac.uk


  • Broadcasting
  • Communications

What your course will look like

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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

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