Ravensbourne is a specialist college offering education in the field of digital media and design.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry Standards vary from course to course at Ravensbourne.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Undergraduate Courses

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Student Services and Facilities

  • Ravensbourne has industry-standard facilities catering to the range of disciplines that it teaches.
  • The Study Zone at Ravensbourne offers a library service with a wealth of print, online and multimedia resources.
  • Students at Ravensbourne can also borrow equipment from the college's collection of over 4,000 pieces. This includes cameras, microphones, laptops and much more.

Disability Services

  • The Student Support team at Ravensbourne offer disabled students support with study skills, specialist tutoring and mentoring.

Students' Union

  • The Ravensbourne Students' Union (RSU) organises regular events, including events in support of campaigns such as Children in Need and Mental Health Day.
  • The adjacent O2 Arena is often used as a venue by the Ravensbourne Students' Union. Students are also eligible for discounts at the shops, restaurants and bars in the O2.
  • The RSU operates a range of societies, including Football, Christian Union and Cheerobics.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Being based next to the O2 Arena and within a short tube journey of most of London, part-time work for students in retail and hospitality should be available.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers and Industry Liason Team at Ravensbourne offer students both past and present careers advice.
  • Ravensbourne's excellent industry links also present the opportunity for students to organise work placements.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 96%
  • Postgraduate 4%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 99%
  • Part Time 1%

Where students come from

  • UK 92%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 53%
  • Female 47%


  • Ravensbourne was formed in 1962 following the merger of the Bromley School of Art and the Department of Furniture Design of the Beckenham School of Art.
  • Until 2010, it was known as Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.
  • Later that year, Ravensbourne moved to its current location in Greenwich, next to the O2 Arena.

Notable Alumni

Ravensbourne has an impressive list of notable alumni, including:

  • David Bowie – singer, actor and all-round creative genius.
  • Stella McCartney – fashion designer and daughter of Sir Paul McCartney.
  • Peter James – writer and winner of WHSmith's award for the Best Crime Author of All Time.
  • Gareth Unwin – film producer perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning work on The King's Speech.
  • Nazaneen Ghaffar – weather presenter for Sky News.
  • Bruce Oldfield – fashion designer whose clients have included Sienna Miller, Taylor Swift and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • Jay Osgerby – designer whose studio designed the award-winning London 2012 Olympic torch.

Further Details

Address Ravensbourne
6 Penrose Way
Greenwich Peninsula
SE10 0EW
UCAS Code R06