• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration3 years
  • UCAS CodeA200
  • 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 a production crew. You will learn production techniques and apply them in video, film, 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. You will work with professional grade cameras, high end editing suites, and more broadcast standard equipment. 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 online platforms as a freelance practitioner.

Course Information

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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
  • Visual Media 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 - May. Learning is face to face.

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 digital video, film, TV, and online production. 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.

If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available.
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Please apply through UCAS for this course. 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. 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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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.

Travel Information

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


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