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BA (Hons) Digital Television Production

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

The distinctiveness of the course comes from our 40-year position as television training providers, and sharing our strong industry links with students.

Origination and the development of ideas is at the heart of this undergraduate degree, as well as the production of multi-platform programmes and other digital content appropriate to the modern TV industry.

The industry landscape in which digital television graduates will work in is challenging and incredibly diverse. You are encouraged to build up specialisms when on the course, but we believe that having skillsets across all areas will give you more employment or further study options when you graduate.


3 years full time

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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

For this course 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.

As a candidate applying to our course we look for your potential abilities to meet the demands of the media and television industries. Do you have a passion for television? Do you have the ability to work in teams? Do you enjoy creating video and social media content? Are you able to solve problems and find creative solutions to challenges? If so, we want to work with you.

Read our interview and portfolio advice.

Course structure

The course is taught through a mix of practice and theory-based learning that includes lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and self-directed study and is led by industry experts who are often working in production and broadcast.  


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

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Year 1

You will build basic knowledge in traditional methods of broadcasting. Alongside this, you will learn about the television industry and develop an awareness of multi-platform delivery and how to develop viable TV format ideas. You will cover studio and location production techniques in a range of genres including drama and factual programming.

FHEQ Level 4

C18101 Themes in Contemporary Culture

DTP18102 Introduction to Digital Television

DTP18103 Audiences, screens and platforms

DTP18104 Storytelling and Single Camera Production

DTP18105 Studio Production

DTP18106 The TV Industry

Year 2

You will apply the production skills and techniques gained in the first year and experiment creatively on increasingly challenging projects. You will develop audience-led approaches to documentary, entertainment, live and interactive programmes. At the same time, you will continue to develop your own ideas and entrepreneurial skills.

The elective units include options to work on the Royal Shakespeare Company Live Broadcasts or taking on a management or production role in our new student-led TV channel RaveTV, as well as a specialist post-production unit or a choice of other electives within the Media School.

FHEQ Level 5

C18201 Big Ideas and Philosophies

EDTP181 Using post-production and visual effects

EDTV1802 Pre-recorded event television broadcasting

DTP18202 Multi-Platform Production

DTP18203 Participatory and interactive programmes

DTP18204 Documentary Narratives

Year 3

In the final level, academic and industry research forms the core of your studies with the dissertation unit. The professional initiatives unit involves individual research into new trends and emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality and 360degree video.

In creative futures you will work in a group to realise a project using one of the technologies researched in the first term.

Finally, the portfolio unit allows you to build a portfolio of self-initiated work and experiment with ideas and new media solutions that prepare you for professional practice.

FHEQ Level 6

C18301 Dissertation

DTP18302 Creative Futures

DTP18303 Portfolio

DTP18304 Professional Initiatives


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

Key study topics

  • TV studio
  • Location shooting
  • Production and operations pathways
  • Interactive media and scripting
  • Producing for different genres such as drama, documentary, entertainment, factual, sports and news
  • Cameras
  • Pre-production, production and post-production processes for multi- camera and single-camera productions as well in live broadcasting
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Vision mixing
  • Editing

Top reasons to apply

  • Ravensbourne London University has offered television training for over 40 years
  • A first-class education in live broadcasting
  • Fantastic resources and facilities
  • Small class sizes to enhance the student experience
  • Industry networking and work experience opportunities
  • Showcase your work at the Ravensbourne Degree show
  • High employability rates
  • Strong industry links
  • Learning through real-world projects


  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Camera Operator
  • Vision Mixer
  • Studio Cameraman
  • News Cameraman
  • Graphics Operator
  • Sound Engineer
  • Floor Manager
  • Sound Recordists
  • Technologists
  • Start-up founders
  • Lighting Directors
  • Production Assistant
  • Production management
  • Scriptwriting
  • Production research

Working with industry

We regularly work on projects with Channel 4, BBC and BT Sport, as well as other prestigious companies, such as The Royal Shakespeare Company. Our students have regular contact with industry professionals, teaching from TV practitioners, practical training in the use of broadcast standard equipment and facilities. and will pitch formats to commissioning editors and present ideas to clients in response to live briefs.

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