Ravensbourne’s MA/MSc Broadcast Futures is a project based postgraduate programme focusing on the creative application of emerging technologies in broadcasting.
The cutting edge of the creative industries
Ravensbourne’s MA/MSc Broadcast Futures gives recent graduates and professionals working in the media industries a clear career advantage in an increasingly competitive employment marketplace.
Times are changing
The MA/MSc Broadcast Futures has been developed in response to industry demand for creative and technical professionals who are forward-thinking and have big ideas that utilise the latest media technologies.
Creating leaders for the future
This course gives students the opportunity to develop projects with the latest media technologies and build a portfolio of professional, technical and creative work that will help secure a career in this competitive sector.
The study framework enables students to work closely with the other postgraduate courses on exciting multi-disciplinary projects. Ravensbourne’s purpose-built broadcast facility includes HD studios, HD location camera kits, recording studio and high-end post-production suites, to guarantee the highest possible quality of output.
On both the MA and MSc pathways of this programme, you will be encouraged to think laterally, and analytically, developing not just your technical, creative and craft skills, but also your business and management acumen.
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Who’s It For?
Ravensbourne’s MA/MSc Broadcast Futures course is for media graduates and professionals looking to advance their careers in the creative industries. The course is designed to be led by the student, and to be hands-on and practical, giving you the opportunity to navigate your own research journey through negotiated projects and exposure to cutting edge technology.
What You Will Study
Stage one: Research Process
This unit introduces concept creation tools and examines the role that research plays in developing and contextualising advanced practice-based projects in the creative fields of communication and digital technology
The unit provides you with a current map of technologies used in the communication industries. Through a series of projects, you will work across disciplines, investigate emerging industry technologies and apply them creatively.
Stage two: Business and Innovation
This unit equips you with the awareness, understanding and basic skills to manage the broad and often complex spectrum of business issues/factors that impact creative endeavour and the successful realisation of new products and services.
Concept and Prototyping
In this unit, you will experiment with conceptual and practical prototyping processes in order to develop and test your approaches to projects. The result will be an articulation of a concept or full prototype for the major project.
Stage three: Major Project
The major project represents the culmination of your investigation and the final stage of the research strategy. This is a substantial piece of work that embodies the integration of theory and practice, is underpinned by advanced practice- based methodologies and processes and is informed by your ongoing reflective analysis and personal learning.
The postgraduate framework at Ravensbourne combines practical project-based learning with interactive seminars and discussions.
Learning is facilitated by permanent teaching staff, and supported by sessional staff and visiting speakers who are leading, practicing professionals working in the creative industries.
Collaborative learning and working methods are actively encouraged at Ravensbourne. You will work closely with students on other pathways, encouraging the development of effective team working, communication skills and diverse and creative outputs.
You are required to own or have access to a laptop from the beginning of your studies. Laptops are an essential tool to support personalised learning and give you access, when and where you want it, to many of the creative tools and educational resources you will encounter during your studies.
Laptops are used extensively in all of our courses. You will need one to access our network, and to research, communicate and collaborate during your studies.