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BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

This course is open for Clearing

Digital Film Production is the study of contemporary forms of filmmaking. You will gain a solid grounding in established techniques as well as exploring emerging digital technologies.

The course will give you the skills and experience to produce innovative shorts, features, commercials and documentaries. The film industry underpins the course and our students learn the importance of all aspects of the production journey from financial backing to building a fan base for a film. Alongside this, we facilitate engagement with film technologies such as Green Screen and give you opportunities to experiment with 3D techniques.

Our film courses are highly regarded in the film industry and students are often working on professional shoots from their first year on the course.

Filmmakers most often work within the technical and creative departments of film production companies. Graduates often also become freelance self-shooters and set up their own studios and production companies.


3 years full time

Validating body
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, 28 points or above

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design.

We 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.

When assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements we may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.

Read our interview and portfolio advice.

Course structure

Assessment: You will be assessed through the completion of technical tasks, live projects, presentations, written reports, analyses, self-evaluations and work experience.

Progression: Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Moving Image.

Download the programme specification now.

For the individual course unit documents can below found below.

Year 1

You will make four short films in the first term, building knowledge in film production skills, digital cinematography, post-production and digital post-production effects. We ask you to start thinking about your own creative ideas and gain a greater understanding of storytelling and editing. At the same time, we encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research.

Definitive documents: FHEQ Level 4

DFP18105 Exploring Digital Film Technologies

DFP18104 Creative Storytelling

DFP18103 Film Language and Technologies

DFP18102 The Film Industry

C18101 Themes in Contemporary Culture

Year 2

You will study directing for current and emerging film platforms, contemporary production and location management alongside other emerging technologies. You will develop your ideas and we encourage you to spend time in industry gaining key experience in filmmaking.


Year 3

You will continue to learn advanced skills in documentary and factual production and digital cinematography. Alongside this, we will bring together your skills in the form of a final film project. We also ask you to show your contextual studies research in a long form dissertation. Our students are encouraged to enter national and international festivals.

Key study topics

  • Green Screen and VFX
  • Cinematography
  • Directing Documentary
  • Production Management

Top reasons to apply

  • The lecturers all have extensive industry experience
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Industry networking opportunities
  • Excellent resources for hire
  • Dedicated, focused, creative students
  • Industry collaborations


  • Green screen operator
  • HD camera technician
  • Special effects technician
  • Production and location manager
  • Director
  • Location manager/Scout
  • Cinematographer
  • Location sound recordist

Showreels and short films

Ravensbourne won the Bill Vinten GTC University Award 2017 for the quality, aesthetic and technical skill of the portfolio of films that were submitted for competition for the past Academic Year.

Join us

One of the reasons I chose to come here was because of its reputation. You can put Ravensbourne next to your name and people believe that your work is of a higher standard.

Stuart McDonald, Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Digital Film Production alumnus

Amazing things happen here