Ravensbourne College Of Design And Communication

Ravensbourne offers a lively, creative community where you will learn skills, gain experience and develop contacts to prepare you for the fast moving world of the creative industries.

We are a University sector college. All of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are validated by the University of Sussex.

We have developed an international reputation for:
*our creative tradition
*developing highly employable students
*our powerful links with the industry
*offering excellent teaching by creative practitioners
*training students in the latest available technology
*having a strong sense of community

Every programme at Ravensbourne has established strong links with its relevant industry, and quality work-experience placements and projects are made possible with the help of many companies and organisations including leading international media and design companies.


United Kingdom

Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, Walden Road
Phone: 020 8289 4970
Fax: 020 8325 8320
Website: www.ravensbourne.ac.uk

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Our Aims

Our mission is “to champion the creative exploitation of digital technology in design and communications”  

Location and Getting there

Walden Road
Kent, BR7 5SN

The College is situated within the London M25 motorway orbit, with good local road and rail links to central London, which is 20 minutes away by train. The nearest main line station is Elmstead Woods (Travelcard Zone 4), which is 10 minutes walk from campus.

For directions and maps, see www.rave.ac.uk/about/directions  

Department and information about the department

We have two faculties:

Faculty of Design
Programmes include: fashion, design for interaction, interior design environment architectures and product design.

Faculty of Communication Media
Programmes include: broadcasting, computer visualisation & animation, creative sound design, design for moving image and graphic design.  

Academic Staff and Description

Our courses are taught by industry professionals.  

News and Events

See www.rave.ac.uk/events/ and www.rave.ac.uk/business/news/  

Information For  Undergraduates

See Prospectus or www.rave.ac.uk/future/courses  

Information For  Postgraduates

See prospectus or www.rave.ac.uk/future/courses  

Information For  International Students

See prospectus or www.rave.ac.uk/international/default


Many of our graduates have successful careers within the creative industries and are now working for companies such as the BBC, Endemol, ITV, Adobe, Universal Pictures and Siemens.

The Ravensbourne Alumni Association has recently been launched offering a range of benefits, services and opportunities for graduates. The association will build relationships with alumni through events, communiques, online forums and campaigns, so the college can maintain its history and tradition and involve its alumni in this exciting period of growth and development for the college as we look to relocate to the Greenwich Peninsula.

We aim to provide opportunities for alumni to make links with other graduates & access college expertise and facilities.  

Student Facilities

Our learning resources and facilities are comprehensive, and supported by our continuous investment in high performance, specialist technology. Our:
Apple Mac & PC computers use industry leading software and the College is wireless networked for roaming access and laptop use
ICT laboratories are built to workstation specification, with free access to the internet for instant publishing and research
Design studios are large, open plan and well lit
Workshops are equipped for working in a variety of materials – with a range of three-dimensional modelling programmes, image manipulation, visualisation, animation and web development software
Broadcasting facility includes industry standard studios and post-production facilities using specialist software.

We have an extensive Learning Resource Centre (LRC), and an increasing amount of our course materials are available online.

See www.rave.ac.uk/life/learning_resources  

Student Life

The community of around 1400 students is mostly undergraduate, with a growing postgraduate population and around 200 pre-degree students. Our students are drawn from a wide area with around ten percent from outside the European Union.

We want to ensure that you achieve your maximum potential from your learning and your time with us. We can help you with confidential advice and guidance on a range of issues. See www.rave.ac.uk/life/student_support

Student Testimonials

‘I haven’t heard of any other course that offers this quality of education, and this is due to the tutors and the facilities. It is not just the skills I learnt but it also prepared me for leaving education and joining the industry. I am now a freelance designer, working in central London, making ads and title sequences for TV – predominantly in the music industry’ Moving Image Design Graduate

‘I was pushed to develop my own ideas, I was pushed for originality and that was great. I was also impressed with the environment’ Animation Graduate

‘The lecturers spent a good deal of time working in the industry and have great knowledge in their particular fields. Many Companies look to Ravensbourne for new recruits.’ Broadcasting Post Production Graduate  


We have a small, attractive development of modern town houses and one bungalow on campus, housing a total of 100 students. Priority is given to international students with remaining rooms offered to students who live furthest from the College.

We are able to provide a list of houses, flats and rooms that are available to rent in the local areas, and a list of letting agents. We can also help you contact other students who want to share a property.

For more information see www.rave.ac.uk/life/accommodation  

How To Apply

See www.rave.ac.uk/about/apply  

Visit us (open days)

13th February 2007 and 6th March 2007, to book: 020 8289 4900 or www.rave.ac.uk/events/open_days

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

020 8289 4900 or www.rave.ac.uk/future/prospectus