• LevelLevel 5
  • Duration2 Years
  • UCAS CodeA207
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


This course was written in collaboration with industry leading AV companies and institutions such as Bloomberg, Shure, The British Academy, Tate Gallery, The Royal Society,Visavvi, The AV Cultural Forum, The National Gallery, Wellcome Trust, and AV recruitment sector leaders Jacobs Massey. On this programme you will study cutting edge technology in audio and video, on-site event production, integrated audiovisual systems, computer networking, and online events and conferencing. You’ll also develop key academic skills, professionalism, and communication.

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Level 4
• On-site Event Production
• Video Technology
• Audio Capture
• System Design
• Online Events & Conferencing
• Professionalism & Communication

Level 5
• Video Installation and Live Operation
• Audio Mixing and Mastering
• System Technology Application
• AV Networking
• Professional Development
• Practical Research

The programme has been developed in partnership with over 30 audiovisual businesses including the Tate Gallery, Visavvi, The National Gallery, AVIXA, Shure, The British Academy, Bloomberg, The AV Cultural Forum, and Wellcome Trust.

First year modules introduce core concepts such as audio, video, integrated systems, and professionalism, as well as virtual events. Second year modules continue the core concepts and give you the opportunity to specialise with a practical research project module.

You will learn how to plan and deliver live audiovisual events; edit, mix, and polish audiovisual content in post-production; and design integrated AV systems. The course modules cover a breadth of scenarios in the live audiovisual sector including permanent AV infrastructure, online events/conferencing, conventional music/theatre productions, and conferences.

Dates to be confirmed. Learning is face to face and online.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 96 UCAS tariff points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification (NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A levels or relevant T Level qualification).
You are also required to have GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths or equivalent, or have demonstrated adequate skills and competencies in an interview. 
Those enrolling as an apprentice on the Level 5 Audiovisual Technician standard may do so without a level 3 qualification providing there is evidence of experience in audio-visual technology and completion of fundamental academic skills modules?

You will be assessed through formative assessments to help develop your academic skills as well as several forms of summative assessment including a range of audiovisual media, written assignments, reports, and presentations. 

You can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Audiovisual Technology one-year top-up degree to achieve a full honours award.

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.
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

Job roles you can progress into include:
• Products & Applications Support Specialist
• Audio Visual Events Technician
• On-site AV Technician
• Field Service Engineer
• Multimedia Architect
• Audio Visual Technician
• Onsite AV Engineer
• Video Installation Technician
• Lead Video Installation Technician
• Exhibitions Lighting  

Fees payable directly 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.

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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