BA (Hons) Digital Television Production
This course is open for Clearing
This course is open for Clearing
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
Ravensbourne University London
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.
For this course students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design.
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.
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.
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.
Assessment: You will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including presentations, group projects and pitches.
Progression: Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Moving Image.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A charming documentary shot in the Norfolk Broads made by final year students for their Portfolio projects
This was a short film made for a presentation/pitch to Jody Smith, Entertainment Multiplatform Commissioner, Channel 4 Television as part of 2nd year work for the unit “Audiences, Screens & Platforms” (2015). It is a suggestion for an Interactive Reality Game show on Channel 4.
Ravensbourne’s broadcasting faculty still leads the way in preparing the next generation of broadcast professionals. Covering core craft skills as well as all the newer broadcast technologies, the college is a trailblazer in education for this sector.Lesley Everett, ITV NEWS
…the uniformly impressive thing about all [Ravensbourne television] graduates is the fact that they are prepared to enter the real world of work – they understand the practicalities of TV production and are prepared for a very contemporary industry.Samantha Glynne, Vice President Branded Entertainment at Fremantle Media
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