Middlesbrough College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Audiovisual Technology

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Course summary

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This programme, written in collaboration with industry leading AV companies prepares you for employment upon graduation. You will study sound, visuals, mixed media, and key academic skills in order to directly address the needs of the sector. The programme combines creative and technical challenges, offering four primary career progression options: live audiovisual engineer (sound, light, projection, 3D projection); site-specific audiovisual technician (schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, etc); audiovisual capture (sound recording, camera operation, vision mixing, sound/video editing & repair); audiovisual artist (live visuals, audiovisual installations, multimedia/online sound/video editing & repair); audiovisual artist (live visuals, audiovisual installations, multimedia/online projects, etc). Early modules introduce audiovisual capture, lighting, video projection, camera operation, and editing. Later modules allow you to specialise. You will learn how to plan and deliver live audiovisual events; edit, mix, and polish audiovisual content in post-production; and build/test/operate IT networking infrastructure for audiovisual content. The course modules cover a breadth of scenarios in the live audiovisual sector including conventional music/theatre productions, business conferences, and experimental interactive audiovisual installations. The latter are facilitated by creative programming modules: one module per year focussed on creating audiovisual content via computer programming, using software such as Processing, p5.js, Arduino IDE, and Max/MSP Apply now and receive a £500 bursary (Years 1 & 2).

Course details


Modules offered may vary. Year 1 modules include: • Audiovisual Context • Fundamentals of Audio Technology • Live Sound Installation • Fundamentals of Video Technology • Lighting & Multimedia Playback • Audio-Reactive Visuals Year 2 modules include: • Audiovisual Research • Generative Audiovisual Programming • Post-Production Audio • Live Sound Design & Control • Audiovisual Networking • Video Aesthetics and Post-Production Year 3 modules include: • Audiovisual Project • Live Multimedia Production • Career Planning • Immersive Audio • Advanced Projection • Interactive Audiovisual Installations

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a range of audiovisual media, written assignments, reports, individual and group presentations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA134
Institution code M78
Campus nameMiddlesbrough College
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points This can be from a range of appropriate Level 3 qualifications. Please contact the College if you have any queries.
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Scottish Higher Please contact the College if you are studying these qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Audiovisual Technology at Middlesbrough College - UCAS