• LevelLevel 5
  • Duration2 Years Full Time
  • UCAS CodeTBC
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University (Subject to Validation)


This programme is delivered in state-of-the-art music and performance facilities featuring three recording studios, five control rooms and a live performance theatre. You have access to all our facilities and can book studios and music laboratories out during college hours, 7 days a week. The programme also has extensive industry links. We use industry-standard hardware/software,
and our tutors and technical staff have extensive industry experience. We are an Avid (Pro Tools) Authorised Learning Partner. Authorised Learning Partner status also ensures that all workstations and recording studios are running the latest version of Pro Tools Ultimate to ensure you are taught on the most up to date software with the latest features available to professionals in the music and post-production industries.

Studios are equipped with industry standard Avid Pro Tools HDX systems (MacPro hosted) and Avid S6 and C|24 control surfaces offering 256 simultaneous audio tracks at 96 kHz and incredibly low monitoring latency of 0.7 ms. Studios also offer Pro Tools HD, Ableton Live Suite, a host of 3rd Party Plug-in Processors by brands such as McDSP, Sonnox, Slate Digital, Celemony and iZotope, as well as Genelec and PMC monitoring. Students also have the opportunity to complete industry recognised Avid User Certification (101 and 110) certification with further User Certification (130) and Operator Certification (201, 210M and 210P) offered also.

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Course Information

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Audio and MIDI Sequencing
Contextual Studies
Critical Listening
Music Production
Music Theory and Composition
Recording Studio Engineering

Experimental Music Cultures
Game Audio
Live Sound Engineering
Mixing Engineering
Synthesis and Sampling
Texture Based Composition

Learning is face to face. For information on the OU regulations, fee information,, refunds and payment details including annual increases, and accessibility statement please see our Essential Information

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification (NVQ 3, BTEC Award or A Level). You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths. Relevant subjects are music technology, music or an art/media/technology-related subject. Non-standard applicants for both full and part time modes of study will be considered based on individual merit and industrial experience relevant to the programme.

Various assessment methods

Music production, audio engineering, live sound production, live sound engineering, sound design, sound processing/control, music for time-based media, broadcast audio, recording artists, music technology journalism, multimedia authoring, BA (hons) Audio and Music Production degree.

£6,900 per year

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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