We're an innovative, industry-focused university located in the heart of London. We're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving our learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for outstanding careers in digital media and design.
We have a community of approximately 2,600 students and offer practically focused digital media and design courses from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate to professional short course level.
Driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, we produce highly employable and enterprising graduates. We have a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation.
Ravensbourne also hosts alongside its student community more than 100 creative technology businesses that utilise its leading-edge technologies and media resources, and collaborate with its student body and industry partners.
Who we are
A specialist creative university, designed for industry.
To develop people, ideas and innovation, in collaboration with industry.
We will influence the world through creativity and technology in learning, research, and business.
We will inspire a highly diverse range of people, valuable to and valued by the world beyond university.
We will innovate as a resilient, agile and future-facing organisation, to extend our reach and relevance.
We provide a provocative, dynamic learning environment where students are challenged to become visionary professionals of the future. Working collaboratively and purposefully, we approach our endeavours with a mindset that is open and receptive to challenge. We empower our staff and students not just to imagine, but also to create, the future.
Be integrated with industry
We value a rich and sustained engagement with our industry partners. This drives our practice-based approach to learn and teaching, research and knowledge exchange. We support creative leadership and innovation through partnerships, conversations and connections with industry, and the diversity of our governing body. These reflect the professional and collaborative nature of our staff and the employability of our students.
We take pride in a culture that anticipates, supports and celebrates equality of opportunity. Reflecting the diversity of our local community, we are proactive and holistic in our approach to promoting social mobility, internationalisation, and inclusion, enabling change beyond Ravensbourne, to the socio-economic and ethnic profile of practitioners in the creative industries.
The Ravensbourne Way
We encourage creativity and enterprise in our students and staff and champion the creative exploitation of digital technologies in design and communications.
We're leaders - stimulating our learners to join thousands of our graduates who are pushing the boundaries in their creative industries.
We're experts - Our staff aren't just academics. They're doers, still working in the industry, so our learners get hands-on, practical training to prepare them for the future.
We're innovators - From our award-winning building to our latest, high-performance technology, we're made for incubating creativity.
We're collaborators - inspired by the new world, where traditional disciplines of design, media, innovation and communications merge, our learners inspire each other across their different fields.
And our renowned industry links give them the chance to sharpen their skills at placements in some of London's most exciting workplaces.
All our staff aren’t just highly regarded academics. They’re doers, still working in the industry.
Many of them bring with them years of experience with industry greats, from Vogue to Walt Disney Company, the BBC and more. So you’ll be learning from the experts.
They are committed to the students during their studies and beyond, encouraging them to learn from the past and experiment in the present, but to always ask: what’s next?
We hope you will choose Ravensbourne and become a member of this hugely talented community of staff, students and creative businesses based in the heart of the digital Greenwich Peninsula, in London.
Top salaries for our creative graduates
When it comes to creative graduate salaries, Ravensbourne is the number one specialist university in the UK, and is in the top 10 of all institutions in England*
There is also a growing demand for the creative talents of our students from the digital, engineering and technical industries, which reflects the huge growth of the creative industries over recent years (30% between 2012 and 2016).
These results reflect the fact that at Ravensbourne University London, students are professional creatives from the day they join us. We work in close partnership with employers to foster the mindsets and skillsets that the creative industries need.
Our winning formula also ensures an extremely high post-graduation employment rate. In 2017, 96.4% of students were in work six months after graduating.
*Based on median salaries five years after graduating, taken from the Department for Education's Longitudinal Education Outcomes 2018.
The teaching at Ravensbourne is impeccable, from CV advice and career help to one-to-one chats with your tutor. The staff have years of industry experience in fashion marketing, photography, filmmaking, fine art, and editorial, and incredible industry connections.
Victoria Simpson, BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion
SE10 0EW Greenwich, England, United Kingdom