Audio Visual Production - FdA [Full-Time]

Level 5 - Foundation Degree or HNCs/HNDs or NVQ Level 5 or Equivalent

Subject Area Digital Arts

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  W6P3


This course has been designed in consultation with professional practitioners and industry partners, and is self-directed, so you can get ahead in your own specialist route pathway. This programme will give you experience of television, film and digital video production, underpinned by the study of media theory and business practice. Using our 4K TV studio, our range of specialist camera equipment and our video editing suite facilities, you will be generating media products from concept through to delivering final productions.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: Performance Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready Guarantee

You will undertake industry projects and live briefs set by employers as well as benefit from guest speakers from industry. This will help you to gain experience of working as a practitioner as well as networking with employers.

Who the course is for

The course is for people who wish to become employed in either the Media Production sector or those with an interest in Media Production and wish to develop various skills to make them employable.  

Qualification Gained

On successful completion you will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Audio Visual Production by NCG.

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Course Content

Year one:
Academic Study Skills
Contextual Studies 1
Digital Skills Acquisition
Introduction to Factual Video Production
Introduction to Fictional Video Production
Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
Practice Enrichment
Work Related Learning

Year two:
Alternative Techniques
Contextual Studies 2
Digital Skills Application
Professional Development
Work-Based Learning

Optional modules:
Documentary Planning
Documentary Production
Drama Planning
Drama Production

Learning Methods

You will undertake a variety of practical and theoretical projects alongside self-directed study. You’ll participate in group work, presentations and projects with industry.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through written and practical assignments, presentations, peer work and independent study.

Progression Opportunities

Academic progression is also available through our one-year BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) degree.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this course you will be equipped to work in a range of roles in the TV, video and media production industry.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 - 64 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Merits in Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship.
Applicants must have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.

Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience. Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.