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BA (Hons) Digital Film Production

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

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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

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

You will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests, and the completion of individual and team projects.

Download programme specification

FHEQ Level 4

C18101 Themes in Contemporary Culture

DFP18102 The Film Industry

DFP18103 Film Language and Technologies

DFP18104 Creative Storytelling

DFP18105 Exploring Digital Film Technologies

FHEQ Level 5

C18201 Big Ideas and PhilosophiesDFP18202 Emerging Film Technologies

DFP18204a Specialism Pathway 1: Screenwriting

DFP18204b Specialism Pathway 1: Technical Planning and Design

DFP18204c Specialism Pathway 1: Post-Production

DFP18204d Specialism Pathway 1: Location and Post-Production Sound

DFP18204e Specialism Pathway 1: Contemporary Production and Location Management

DFP18205a Specialism Pathway 2: Directing Fiction

DFP18205b Specialism Pathway 2: Cinematography

DFP18205c Specialism Pathway 2: Special and Visual Effects

DFP18205d Specialism Pathway 2: Production Design and Visualisation

DFP18205e Specialism Pathway 2: Film Sales, Festivals, and Marketing

EDFP182 Elective: Music Promo Production

EDFP183 Elective: Corporate and Commercial Production

FHEQ Level 6

C18301 Dissertation

DFP18302 Major Project 1: Planning and Development

DFP18303 Visionary Tools, Approaches, and Aesthetics in Digital Film Production

DFP18304 Major Project 2: Production and Reflection

EDFP181 Elective: Documentary Production

Key study topics

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

Top reasons to apply

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


  • 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