Shena Simon

Music and Performing Arts Open Day

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 17:00 - 19:30

Come down to The Manchester College Music and Performing Arts Open Evening to find out what we have to offer.
Highlights of the evening will include:
• A tour of the facilities
• Staff available to talk to you about the courses we have on offer
• Fantastic performances from our current students
• Demonstrations of our specialist equipment
• Opportunities to take part in workshops and jamming sessions

For more information
call 0161 203 2100

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6869 Course Code: CR25149-01
Academic year: 15/16

UCAS applications

Applications for full-time higher education courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website at www.ucas.ac.uk.

Institution code is M10 and course code is .

Call our Course Enquiry Team on 0800 068 8585 for further details.


Fashion and Costume Design

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6869
Course instance ID: 
569466569470
Course code: 
CR25149-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Fashion and Costume Design course about?

"Subject To Validation "

This course has been designed and developed in partnership with industry practitioners to give you the practical skills and knowledge you need for a range of professional careers in fashion or costume design and realisation. It places particular emphasis on garment production and finishing, skills which are highly sort after in industry. The fashion design option will develop your knowledge, design and practical production skills within a commercial fashion context. Similarly, the costume design option will focus on theatre, television and film production outcomes.

- Pattern cutting and garment technology for fashion and costume design
- Design communication and marketing
- Fashion and costume textile technology and craft
- Historical and contextual influences
- Fashion and costume design analysis
- The design development cycle
- Self direct design projects
- Personal and professional practice in design
- Research for design
- Engaging with industry/placement and competitions

Assessment is on-going during the year through set and live briefs and includes practical demonstrations, portfolio work, written assignments and presentations. There are no written examinations.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

The foundation degree can lead to a wide range of careers, e.g. fashion designers, pattern cutters, garment technologists, freelance or self-employment as fashion entrepreneurs. With further study, it could also lead to careers in textile design, fashion buying & marketing, merchandising, styling, retail management, costume design buying, fashion blogging/journalism.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants should be 18 years or over, have a range of GCSE passes at Grade C and above and possess BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design or BTEC National Diploma (Merit or above) or other vocational Level 3 in an appropriate subject area. UCAS point's tariff is a minimum of 160. Admission requirements include presentation of a portfolio at interview.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

How much will the course cost me?

For information on HE course fees, please contact our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100.


 
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16647 Course Code: CR2784-01
Academic year: 15/16

Creative Media Production

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16647
Course instance ID: 
568018563449
Course code: 
CR2784-01
Learning AIM code: 
50078781
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is an exciting course, which offers the opportunity to expand skills and knowledge around the Creative Media Sector. The course is designed to provide you with an understanding of several paths within the media and offer you the chance to experience different areas. On completion of the course you will have knowledge and skills across various areas of the industry, depending on what campus you are based at. This includes Filmmaking, 3D Modelling, Radio Production, Digital Graphics, Photography and many more. You will also develop skills across a range of software packages used in the media sector.

What are the areas covered by this course?

You could study a variety of units depending on which specialism you are interested in. Each site had multiple specialisms outlined below;

Openshaw Campus - Digital graphics and Game Development
Shena Simon Campus - TV, Film, Journalism & Mixed media
North Manchester Sixth Form - TV, Film, Radio & Mixed media
Wythenshawe Campus - TV, Film & Game Development

Some of the units you can expect include;

Digital graphics design and Production
Independent Filmmaking
TV and Video Editing
Journalism & writing Copy
Concept art for games
Research and communication skills
Radio production and producing
Web authoring
3D modelling
Film Studies
Preproduction techniques
Critical approaches to the media industry
Web animation

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSE at grade A-C, including English or a BTEC Level 2 (or equivalent) at Merit level with maths and English. Internal progression will rely on a strong reference from your previous course tutor and a good attendance record.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, written assessments, research projects and presentation work.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of this course can lead you to a wide range of higher education courses, foundation degrees and BA Degrees. You may also be able to entre employment directly or join an Apprenticeship scheme.

What are the career opportunities?

Depending on the stream you chose, you can access a range of careers including; Journalism Games development Filmmaking Radio presenting & producing Graphic design Photography Web Design

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

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Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16648 Course Code: CR2765-04
Academic year: 15/16

Creative Media Production

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16648
Course instance ID: 
568021568384
Course code: 
CR2765-04
Learning AIM code: 
5007930X
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This is an exciting course, which offers the opportunity to expand skills and knowledge within the Creative Media Sector. The course is designed to provide you with an understanding of multiple areas within the Creative Media sector. On completion of the course you will have sound knowledge and skills of the Adobe Creative Suite as well as industry standard software. You will also have a good understanding of the design and production skills demanded by an ever-growing industry and have the chance to work with real employers in the industry

What are the areas covered by this course?

You could study a variety of units depending on which site you are based at. This could include:

Photography
Animation
Video Production
Radio Production
Planning and Pitching
Researching
Marketing and Audiences

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Four GCSE at grade D or above including English or a BTEC Level 1 with maths and English at D grade or equivalent. Note, progression from level 1 courses will require a good reference from the course tutor and a good attendance record.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, written assignments, research projects and presentations.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production.

What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of this course you can lead directly to the Level 3 Creative Media Production where you can expand your knowledge and skills within the area. You could also apply for a role in industry through our strong apprenticeship links.

What are the career opportunities?

Depending on the path you chose, you can access a range of careers including; Games development Filmmaking Radio presenting & producing Graphic design Photography Web Design

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: GCE AS Level Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 6807 Course Code: CR8469-05
Academic year: 15/16

Biology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6807
Course instance ID: 
568089568090
Course code: 
CR8469-05
Qualification type: 
GCE AS Level
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Automotive and Engineering
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Biology course about?

This course will further develop many of the typical topics you studied at school, and introduces some of the exciting areas of biology in the modern world, for example, the influence that genes have on development, environmental issues and aspects of human health. In addition to gaining some understanding of the dynamic and exciting nature of biology today, you will develop an awareness of the ethical, technological and economic aspects of the subject. Biology is a practical science subject so you should expect to undertake some experimentation.

The course includes the study of:
-Basic biochemistry and organisation
-Biodiversity and physiology of body systems
-AS practical assessment

Through an assessed practical and external exams at the end of the year.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Successful completion of the course, in combination with other AS or A levels, can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Five GCSE A*- C, and at least a B grade in Chemistry, or BB grades in dual award science.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Biology course?

On succesful completion of this course you will be awarded an AS level in Biology.

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

30

Hours per week

3

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.
Qualification type: Certificate Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 6846 Course Code: CR23183-04
Awarding body: Rock School Ltd (RSL)
Academic year: 14/15

Music Technology (DJ Pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6846
Course instance ID: 
568060568062
Course code: 
CR23183-04
Learning AIM code: 
5010598X
Awarding body: 
Rock School Ltd (RSL)
Qualification type: 
Certificate
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Music Technology (DJ Pathway) course about?

The course aims to give an introduction to professional standard music software and systems. On completion of the course, the learner will have a working knowledge of: the modern recording studio, computer based music production and career paths within the music industry.

- Studio recording
- Microphone selection and placement
- Mixing and remixing
- MIDI sequencing
- Audio editing
- Careers in the music industry

The assessments are generally through practical assignments in which the learner is expected to demonstrate their developing skills. Many of the assessments are based on the delivery of a creative piece of work e.g., creating a short piece of music to demonstrate skills in MIDI sequencing.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

We offer level 3 Access to H.E. Music Technology and Music Performance courses that are accessible with a Merit grade (or above) at level 2

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Level 1 Music Technology or a good knowledge and experience of music software/recording systems.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Music Technology (DJ Pathway) course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 in Music Technology

Segment(s)

Adults

Attendance

Part time (evening)

From/to dates

Sun, 01/02/2015

Course length

34 Week(s)

Weeks per year

10

Hours per week

6

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.