• Duration3 years
  • Awarding body

    The Open University


This programme is designed to help you learn to produce video content as an independent producer or integrate as part of an operational work force. You will learn production techniques and apply them in media, multimedia and online environments.

Early modules will focus on how production workflows exist in the contemporary era. You will learn a wide range of production skills that will each contribute to high value video production. This will all be underpinned by appropriate historical and modern contextual research, and developing academic skills. The focus throughout the degree will be on video forms within modern technologies and its popularised applications. A careers module during level 6 will prepare students for work in the industry, and associated sectors, with an emphasis on the intelligent use of social media as a freelance practitioner.

The final year will enable you to work more independently on a range of bespoke and self-devised projects. Again, the focus will be on working with video forms within modern, digital, technologies and applications.

*This programme is subject to validation by The Open University. This means the course is in development and the details of the course are in the process of being finalised by The Open University. We would expect this course to be approved, however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead you will be informed by Middlesbrough College and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Middlesbrough College or at another provider. Please read our Essential Higher Education Course Information for further information on our policies and procedures before you apply for this programme.

Course Information

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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:

Year 1:

  • Audiovisual Context
  • Fundamentals of Video Technology
  • Fundamentals of Audio Technology
  • Post Production Techniques
  • Narrative Structure and Scriptwriting
  • Visual Styles and Cinematography

Year 2:

  • Audiovisual Research
  • Video Aesthetics & Post Production
  • Directing for Screen
  • Online Video Formats
  • Real-Time Multimedia Applications
  • Pre-production Planning Techniques

Year 3:

  • Final Major Project
  • Career Planning & Professional Development
  • Digital Video Workshop
  • Digital Video Client Based Project
  • VFX and Digital Assets


September 2019

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to have passed an appropriate Level 3 qualification - NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A levels as well as possessing GCSE or equivalent A-C in English and in Maths or have demonstrated adequate skills and competencies in an interview.

Modules are assessed by in-course assessment of a range of practical digital video and audio exercises, written assignments, reports and individual/group presentations.

Our course prepares students for a career in the digital video, film, TV and online production sectors. This can include camera operating, cinematography, lighting and rigging, video production, directing for screen, post production, video editing, VFX creation, audio capture and mixing, online content creation, screenwriting, marketing and events.

Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

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