• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration1 Year
  • UCAS CodeTBC
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


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The programme has been developed in partnership with audiovisual businesses including the Tate Gallery, Visavvi, Shure, The AV Cultural Forum, and Wellcome Trust.
Audiovisual material and associated technical skills are a fundamental, and increasingly significant component at the cinema, on television, at music venues, theatres, festivals, conferences, and for corporate, charity and public sector organisations.

The live audiovisual industry reports a shortage of technically competent staff needed to plan and deliver events involving sound, light, and video projection. There is also a shortage of site-specific audiovisual technicians permanently based in institutions.

Watch our short video to find out more about the programme: https://youtu.be/Hq9krG8M11A Head to page 16 of AV Technology Europe to hear programme leader Jack Laidlaw talk about the course. 

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 will include:
• Hybrid Events
• AV Networking
• Business Development
• Project

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a foundation degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.
You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths. 

You will be taught by industry practitioners and research-active academics who will help you acquire the skills and knowledge required to creatively use audiovisual technologies and produce live events.
Teaching methods will include lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, and individual or group project work. Furthermore, our extensive links with audiovisual production companies may give opportunities for you to work on location with active industry professionals and widen your network of contacts. 

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

Our course prepares you for employment in four main career progression pathways:
• AV systems integration

• Online and in-person events engineering (sound,light, video projection, camera operator, vision mixing, multimedia control)

• Site-specific AV technician (schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, etc)

• Audiovisual capture and post-production

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £6,900 per year.
If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available. Please click here for more information and see what support you could receive.
Student finance code- TBC 
Please apply through UCAS for this course here. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. Our team will make contact with you for further details and to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you. 

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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

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.