Middlesbrough College

Audiovisual Technology Middlesbrough College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership


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Course summary

TEF Gold

Middlesbrough College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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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).

Course details


Modules offered may vary.

Year 1
Audiovisual Context
Fundamentals of Audio Technology
Live Sound Installation
Fundamentals of Video Technology
Lighting & Multimedia Playback
Audio-Reactive Visuals

Year 2
Audiovisual Research
Generative Audiovisual Programming
Post-Production Audio
Live Sound Design & Control
Audiovisual Networking
Video Aesthetics and Post-Production

Year 3
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 code A134
Institution code M78
Campus name Middlesbrough College
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Middlesbrough College
Dock Street

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