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BA (Hons) Digital Content Creation

Ravensbourne University London
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
London
September 2022

London
September 2023

London
September 2024

Program description

BA (Hons) Digital Content Creation

Get your story told by enhancing your skills in the art of documentary filmmaking and discover the diverse array of platforms, technologies and devices that fuel digital storytelling of today. Blending both practical and theoretical knowledge, you will immerse yourself in the entire process, from pre-production through to post production.

So, if a career in digital content creation, documentary-making and digital storytelling excites you, a team of industry professionals are on-hand to hone your skillset and make you truly industry ready.

Key study topics

  • Idea development and pitching
  • Directing and camera skills
  • Editing
  • Business skills
  • The theory and context of factual documentary

Admission requirements

Qualification requirements

  • UCAS Tariff - 64 points
  • A level - CC
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) - MPP
  • Access to HE Diploma - P: 45 credits
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program - 24 points
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - MPP

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

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1 (level 4)

Proposed units

Pre-production - the story:

  • Idea development
  • Writing and pitching treatments
  • Storytelling
  • Scripting
  • Delivery platforms
  • The team

Transparent technology:

  • Cameras (TV, Film, GoPro, 360 ect)
  • Drones, gimbals and tripods
  • Lenses
  • Sound recording
  • Media
  • Data management
  • Composition and framing

Understanding Industry - factual and beyond:

  • The evolving industry
  • Field trips
  • Rights, copyright and content ownership
  • Finance
  • The role of post-production
  • Careers
  • Documentary sub genres
  • Image manipulation
  • Emerging media and technology platforms
  • Constructed narratives
  • Social media
  • Charity sector

On Location: small documentary teams:

  • Finding the story
  • Working with contributors
  • Finding and drawing out characters
  • Pre - Production documents
  • Post production
  • Recce
  • Risk management and safety
  • Planning
  • Kit lists
  • Kit management
  • Shot types
  • Location roles
  • Themes in contemporary culture

Year 2 (level 5)

Proposed units

Big ideas and philosophies:

Post production:

  • Graphics
  • CGI and digital reconstruction
  • Colour grading principles
  • Compositing and image correction
  • Advanced camera setups
  • Craft and editing techniques
  • Delivery spec documents
  • Online

Specialist, location and remote:

  • Crew dynamics
  • Role of the fixer
  • Carne
  • Location production

Specialist genres such as:

  • Personal Development skills audit
  • Career planning process
  • Location First Aid certificate (all)
  • Manual handling certificate (all)
  • Travel Safety training (all)

Exploring the genre - experimental forms:

  • Using archive
  • User-generated content
  • Pitching
  • Cross collaboration
  • Impact producing
  • Mobile content
  • Dissertation proposal

Year 3 (level 6)

Proposed units - Dissertation

Shooting and directing:

  • Investigative Documentary
  • News agencies
  • Multi skilling
  • Evolving narratives
  • Optimising your chance of success
  • Difficult access and working with vulnerable contributors
  • Ethics in documentary
  • Sustainable productions
  • Blue light filming
  • Editing producing and collaboration

Major portfolio project: entering Industry:

  • Marketing yourself to industry
  • Setting up an independent company
  • Positioning yourself within this industry

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for UK students: £9,250 per year
  • Tuition fees for International students: £16,500 per year

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) – BA (Hons)

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue work in a number of fields including but not limited to:

  • Shooting producer / director (shooting PD)
  • Shoot-edit filmmaker
  • Shooting researcher
  • Shooting assistant producer
  • Location shooting director
  • 'Preditor' (production, shooting and editing)
  • Charity sector campaigner
  • Independent production company director

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Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. They're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving their learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for...


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Ravensbourne University London

6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW London
United Kingdom

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www.ravensbourne.ac.uk

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