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Qualification type: HND Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6876 Course Code: CR25913-01
Validated by: UCAS Code: WW43
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

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 WW43.

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


Fashion, Costume & Textiles

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6876
Course instance ID: 
580527580529
Course code: 
CR25913-01
UCAS course code: 
WW43
Qualification type: 
HND
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Design and Visual Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Fashion, Costume & Textiles course about?

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, textiles and costume design and realisation. It places particular emphasis on garment production and finishing skills which are highly sort after in industry.

The fashion and textiles options will develop your knowledge, design and practical production skills within a commercial fashion and textiles context. Similarly, the costume design option will focus on theatre, television and film production outcomes.

The course will enable you to pursue a career in the creative industries, progress to a third year top-up for a BA Honours in Creative Media at The Manchester College or apply to the second or third year of a degree programme at a university.

The HND Diploma provides opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and practical skills in the workplace through formal work placements or part-time employment.

Subjects covered include:
- Work-related experience
- Practical skills and knowledge relevant to the fashion, textile and costume industries
- Exhibiting your work
- Live briefs
- Curating skills
- Portfolio development

Course delivery - full-time

You will study five core units across Year 1 and Year 2:

- Visual Communication in Art and Design
You will research and use a range of drawing and visual communication techniques and approaches, and critically examine and develop techniques used in your own work.

- Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
You will develop your knowledge of visual language through the evaluation of the work of other designers, and experiment with a range of traditional and contemporary materials and processes.

- Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
- You will study cultural history that informs current thought and debate within art, craft and design. The emphasis is on research and study skills and acquiring source material and knowledge. You will gain the knowledge, skill and understanding necessary to define and research an historical context and relate it to the present.

- Professional Practice in Art and Design
You will relate practical studies in fashion, textiles and costume design to a professional context. You will also present and promote your work to a professional standard.

- Project Design Implementation and Evaluation
You will learn project design, implementation and evaluation skills and the ability to undertake an independent enquiry through a project of direct relevance to your vocational, academic and professional development.

Optional specialist routes through the qualification can be developed in the following contexts:
- Fashion
- Costume
- Textiles

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

Throughout the course you are encouraged to gain a wide range of experiences within the creative industries. It can lead to a career as a fashion designer, pattern cutter, garment technologist or a self-employed fashion entrepreneur. With further study, you could have a career in textile design, fashion buying and marketing, merchandising, styling, retail management, costume design buying or fashion blogging and journalism.You will be encouraged to identify and direct your own career pathway, and you will gain transferable skills to secure employment in other industries.

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

Applicants should be 18 years or over and have a range of GCSE passes at Grade C and above. They should have a BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, a BTEC National Diploma (Merit or above) or another vocational level 3 qualification in an appropriate subject. UCAS points tariff is a minimum of 160. Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered. Admission requirements include presentation of a portfolio or other relevant evidence at interview.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Fashion, Costume & Textiles course?

On completion of Year 1 - HNC Art and Design, level 4
On completion of Year 2 - HND Art and Design, level 5
On completion of Years 1 and 2, all applicants will be able to progress to a Year 3 top-up qualification in Creative Media, achieving a full BA Honours in Creative Media from Manchester Metropolitan University, level 6

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 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.


 

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Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16038 Course Code: CR6979-02
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

Music Performance

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16038
Course instance ID: 
563337574974
Course code: 
CR6979-02
Learning AIM code: 
5007717X
Qualification type: 
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Music
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This work-related qualification is ideal for those who are interested in the performance and compositional side of music. It provides the knowledge, skills and experience needed to become a professional in the music, media and entertainment industry or to progress onto a higher education course. The course is delivered by practical and theory sessions in purpose built rehearsal rooms, computer music suites, venues and classrooms. You will also study towards instrumental grades and music theory grades (very important for progression to higher education).

What are the areas covered by this course?

You will study the following:
- Band and individual performance skills
- Organising and performing at gigs at various college venues
- Reading music, composing and arranging your own material
- Using music technology to record, mix and master your own tracks
- How to manage the budget for a music project
- How the music industry works, including different job roles, royalty payments
- Instrumental grades and music theory grades

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade. GCSE Music will also be an advantage. .

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through a combination of written and practical assignments, of which some will involve working in small groups. You will receive ongoing feedback from your personal tutor on your progress.

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 3 Extended Diploma in Music. You will also have the opportunity to complete instrumental grades, music theory grades and Functional Skills that will help develop important skills like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

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

On completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music you can progress onto higher education music performance courses, either at The Manchester College or at universities elsewhere. Full guidance on progression to higher education is an integral part of the course.

What are the career opportunities?

This course can lead to careers in the music business as a singer, songwriter, band member, session musician, film/TV composer or music teacher to name a few. Specialist careers advice will be available from your personal tutor or our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Tue, 01/09/2015

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16660 Course Code: CR24203-01
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

Creative Media Production & Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16660
Course instance ID: 
578772571921
Course code: 
CR24203-01
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 the Media industry and offer you the chance to experience different mediums. On completion of the course you will have knowledge and skills across various areas of the industry depending on what site you are based at. This includes Filmmaking, 3D Modelling, Radio Production, Digital Graphics , Photography and many more. The core values of the course are for learners to experiment with creativity and focuses on readying you for either Higher Education or work in the Media industry.

What are the areas covered by this course?

Each site has multiple pathways (such as Games Development and TV & Film) so it will depend on which pathway is chosen to outline what will be delivered on each course. This can be discussed further during interview.

In the first year of the course, learners will complete a total of 8 mandatory units including;

- Investigating visual production and technology
- Introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
- Developing a creative media production project
- Introduction to media processes and technical skills

In the second year of the course, you will study a further 5 units which will include a final major project. Examples of unit titles are below;

- Characteristics and contexts in creative media production
- Specialist study in creative media production
- Extended project in creative media production

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSE at grade A-C, including English or a BTEC Level 2 graded at Merit level or above with maths and English. Learners who have not passed maths will be expected to enrol on to the GCSE in September and attend alongside their main course.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, written assessments, research projects and presentation work. There are no exams connected to this course.

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

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology.

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

From/to dates

Tue, 30/09/2014

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16159 Course Code: CR6416-02
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16159
Course instance ID: 
563802571355
Course code: 
CR6416-02
Learning AIM code: 
50068726
Qualification type: 
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Performing Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This work-related qualification is ideal for those who are interested in performing arts and have a flair for drama, music and dance. It provides the knowledge, skills and experience to enter employment in the entertainment industry or to progress onto a higher level course. During the course there will be performing opportunities and the chance to watch others perform live.

What are the areas covered by this course?

Areas studied include:
- Performance
- The performing arts business
- Performing arts in context
- Rehearsing and performing
- Musical theatre performance
- Singing
- Jazz dance
- Acting techniques
- Contemporary theatre performance

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Five GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths and English, or a BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) with a Merit grade.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments and practical tasks.

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 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre). You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

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

Successful completion of the course can lead directly to a wide range of higher education courses, such as HNDs, foundation degrees and degrees. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) allows progression into a wide range of careers in the entertainment industry, both on stage and behind the scenes. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Tue, 01/09/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16659 Course Code: CR25437-01
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

Creative Media Production and Technology

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16659
Course instance ID: 
577950570737
Course code: 
CR25437-01
Learning AIM code: 
60139274
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

The course is designed to increase your creative media production and technology skills including the use of industry-standard software and equipment. On completion of the course you will have a comprehensive understanding of Adobe Creative and InDesign software used in the industry. You will also have a good understanding of the design and production skills demanded by this growing industry. The course encourages learners to experiment with creativity. It also prepares you for the workplace or progression to level 3 studies.

What are the areas covered by this course?

Learners will complete a total of eight units as part of this course and will study a variety of areas depending on which site you are based. These include:

- Photography
- Animation
- Video production
- Radio production
- Researching
- Games development

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Four GCSE at grade A-D, including English and Math. Equivalent qualifications will be accepted however where a GCSE at grade C is not held in either English or Math, learners will be enrolled on to the GCSE and will be expected to attend alongside their course.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including practical assessments, written assignments, research projects and presentation work. There are no exams for this course.

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

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

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

Successful completion of this course at Merit or above will allow learners to apply for the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology. The level 3 course will allow you to expand your knowledge and skills in an area of your choosing. Please note that Math & English at grade C or equivalent will also be required to access this course.

Alternatively you could apply for a job or apply for an Apprenticeship at the College.

What are the career opportunities?

You can pursue a range of careers depending on the modules you choose: - Games development - Filmmaking - Radio presenting and producing - Graphic design - Photography - Web design

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 14/09/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: HNC Location:
Subject area: Level: 4
Leaflet Number: 6500 Course Code: CR25638-02
Validated by: The Edexcel Foundation UCAS Code: P3A6
Academic year: 15/16 Course status: Running

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 P3A6.

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


Performing Arts (Dance)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6500
Course instance ID: 
579577578004
Course code: 
CR25638-02
Learning AIM code: 
50092285
UCAS course code: 
P3A6
Awarding body: 
The Edexcel Foundation
Qualification type: 
HNC
Level: 
4
Subject area: 
Arden School of Theatre
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What's the Performing Arts (Dance) course about?

Through this course you will be looking at all aspects of dance in the performing arts industry. You will refine your dance technique in styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary and commercial, and you will develop the employability skills that are an essential part of being in this industry.

The aim of this qualification is to equip you with the skills to be successful as a performer, and to increase your employability within the dance industry.

The course will look at three strands: dance performance, dance teaching and dance in the community. You will have the option of completing the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) dance teaching qualifications: Diploma in Dance Instruction (DDI) and Diploma in Dance Education (DDE). The course is practical-based but will also cover units which will enhance your analytical and reflective skills.

The modules covered on this course are:

- Classical Ballet Background and Technique
- Jazz Dance Technique and Performance
- Commercial Dance
- Contemporary Dance Techniques and Performance
- Dance Practices in the Community
- Employability Skills
- Dance for Musical Theatre
- Creative Arts Professional Practice
- Creative Arts Research Skills

Assessment will take place through a variety of scenario-based assignments where you will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. An external examiner will assess you on all ISTD qualifications.

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

On successful completion of the course, you could progress to further studies or you could enter the dance industry as a performer, teacher or as part of a community dance project.

Further study options include:

- HND Performing Arts Dance TBC 2016
- Foundation Degree (FdA) at the Arden Theatre School
- BA Honours Degree

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

- Minimum of 160 UCAS points
- Ideally you will have a Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade Pass, Merit, Merit in a performing arts-related area
- GCSE English and maths at grade C or above
- Intermediate level in ballet, jazz or tap
- Evidence of prior dance training and projects
- Entry to this course will be determined via an audition process

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Performing Arts (Dance) course?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Level 4 BTEC HNC Performing Arts (Dance)

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

From/to dates

Mon, 14/09/2015

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

32

Hours per week

15

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?

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