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Digital Television Production

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

64 Tariff Points from accepted Level 3 qualifications.

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Cinematics

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

Modules

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ravensbourne University London

Department:

Higher Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

39%
low
Cinematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
58%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

46%
Library resources
52%
IT resources
50%
Course specific equipment and facilities
22%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics & photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
Design occupations
7%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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