Level 3

  • FT/PT





    1 year


    One Awards


This course is aimed at students who have an interest in the creative applications of electronic media in the modern media industry, with a view to pursue careers in areas such as video production, multimedia, animation, and digital graphics.

course information

Date: 09/09/2019 - 05/06/2020

Location: Middlehaven (Main Building)

Total Fees: £0.00

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Production Management Project
  • Pre-Production Planning Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Imagery for the Creative and Digital Industry
  • Digital Photography
  • Online Digital Video Production
  • Single Camera Techniques

September 2019
Days and times to be confirmed on enrolment


You should be working towards Level 2 in maths and English and provide a good reference and complete a successful interview.

Industry background and a portfolio will also be taken into consideration if you have not been in education for some time.

You will be assessed on a continuous basis, both formally and informally throughout the course. Assessment methods will be flexible and creative and will echo those used in higher education.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Transferable skills from the course include: 

  • Critical analysis
  • Research
  • Broad commercial and cultural awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Initiation and development of creative work in writing, audio-visual or other electronic media
  • Flexible, creative and independent approach to tasks
  • Ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines

Past students have progressed onto a range of courses offered at Middlesbrough College, such as the BSc Audiovisual Technology, BA (Hons) Education, and the Fd/BSc (Hons) Games Design (top-up).

Careers include:

  • Games designer
  • Concept artist
  • Animator
  • Computer games tester
  • E-learning developer
  • Product designer
  • Web designer
  • Marketing, PR and sales
  • Web content manager
  • Social media manager
  • Market researcher

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course. 

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Level 3 Entitlement: If you are aged 19 - 23 on the start date of the course and this is your first full Level 3 qualification the course is free.

Advanced Learner Loan: If you are aged 19-23 and this is not your first full Level 3 qualification or you are aged 24 or over on the start date of the course, you will have to pay fees. However, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to fund all or part of the fee. For information on Advanced Learning Loans go to www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/

The Advanced Learner Loan will not be repayable by students who progress into Higher Education and complete their degree.

Please note any fee shown excludes any additional costs to learners for any necessary equipment, materials, uniforms or any visit/residential that learners are required to participate in.

For more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333

You can apply online by clicking on the apply button at the top of this website page. Once we have received and processed your Application Form we will be in touch. If you have any questions about the status of your application please contact the Admissions Department on (01642) 333601. For general enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333700 or e-mail courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk

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