Ravensbourne University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Ravensbourne

Digital Television Production

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Course summary

Digital Television Production is designed to prepare you for a career in the media and television industries. The course enables you to develop the right skillset, as well as the professional mindset needed to succeed.This is a practical course within an academic framework. The focus of the course is on the origination and development of ideas, as well as the production of multi-platform programmes and other digital content appropriate to the modern TV industry. The distinctiveness of the course also comes from our strong industry links and connections that will enable you to learn though real-world projects. Ravensbourne has offered Television training for over 40 years. Our reputation is one of our selling points, as we are known in the Industry for the high calibre of our graduates. This can open doors for you when applying for jobs or making contact with potential employers. We regularly work on projects with Channel 4, BBC and BT Sport, as well as other prestigious companies, such as The Royal Shakespeare Company. You will have regular contact with industry professionals, teaching from TV practitioners and practical training in the use of broadcast standard equipment and facilities. You will pitch formats to commissioning editors and present ideas to clients in response to live briefs. There will be hands-on experience of the pre-production, production and post-production processes. This means that you will be able to experience a wide range of Television job roles. We will help you to develop in to a multi-skilled professional, ready to enter the Television Industry, whilst also supporting you if you wish tobuild skills in a particular area of expertise This course teaches students a varied skillset which covers all areas of television production and the wider broadcast media. The course is taught through a mix of practice and theory-based learning which includes lectures, workshops, seminars, projects and self-directed study, and is led by production and broadcast experts. The 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. Key study topics include:

  • TV studio
  • Location shooting
  • 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

Course details


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. 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. You can also select a specialist post-production unit or a choice of other electives within the Media School. 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.

Assessment method

Digital Television uses a variety of assessment methods. Formative assessment is given at the midpoint of a unit to give formal guidance before final Summative assessment at the end of the unit. Tutorials give more detailed feedback and advice throughout each unit. Ideas-based projects emulate industry practice and have some component of pitch, proposal or presentation in most units. Formal feedback is supplemented at presentations by critiques from staff and/or industry guests. On some units, industry guests can also become “clients” by setting part of a brief–but all the work you produce is assessed against assessment criteria in the briefs and unit specifications. Final summative presentations can be a combination of group assessment, part-individual or just be individual. Your work is submitted online via Moodle and feedback is usually given in a written form, sometimes in combination with audio/video feedback. Peer-group assessment may be used in some group projects. In all production units, you will be asked to produce a critical self-assessment of your learning which forms part of your final mark.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .

Additional entry requirements


Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/


You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.

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Clearing contact details

Ravensbourne Clearing Contacts

020 3040 3991

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Clearing places are still available and it's really easy to apply. Follow these 4 simple steps to apply in clearing: 1) Call our clearing hotline 020 3040 3991 2) Email your portfolio or showreel to [email protected] 3) Have a telephone interview 4) Accept your offer (if successful) via UCAS Track Clearing Hotline open 8am-8pm 15th and 16th August

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Digital Television Production at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS