Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership
This programme, written in collaboration with industry leading AV companies (Nitelites, RnB) 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 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.
As an audiovisual technology student you will have access to our professional hardware/software resources, including: five control rooms running Pro Tools HDX systems, Apple Logic, and Avid S6 desks; Canon C200 4K cameras; a 300 capacity live performance theatre; audiovisual labs running the following professional software: Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut, WYSIWYG, QLab, iZotope RX, Max/MSP, and Ableton Live.
In a recent national teaching review, the Teaching Excellence Framework panel judged that Middlesbrough College "delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK." The report also stated that Middlesbrough College offered "optimum levels of contact time and class sizes, provided for students who are well supported by their tutors, underpinned by a comprehensive, proactive and flexible academic and pastoral support programme”. Apply now and receive a £500 bursary (Years 1 & 2).
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Modules offered may vary.
Fundamentals of Audio Technology
Live Sound Installation
Fundamentals of Video Technology
Lighting & Multimedia Playback
Generative Audiovisual Programming
Live Sound Design & Control
Video Aesthetics and Post-Production
Live Multimedia Production
Interactive Audiovisual Installations
Modules are assessed by a range of audiovisual media, written assignments, reports, individual and group presentations.
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:
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Middlesbrough College|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|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||C C C|
|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.|
|Channel Islands||£8,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,500||Year 1|