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Qualification type: BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16696 Course Code: CR25985-01
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Theatre Production Arts

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16696
Course instance ID: 
584709584746
Course code: 
CR25985-01
Qualification type: 
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
Level: 
3
Subject area: 
Performing Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

You'll learn a wide range of the skills required to work in the technical areas of the theatre. At the backbone of every major production is fantastic stage management, lighting, sound, set design and costume. This course is the perfect opportunity to excel in the skills you'll need for a career in technical theatre production. You will get first-hand experience by working on college productions and will be able to master the essentials of lighting design, sound design, and stage management. You will work closely with experienced technicians, directors, producers and actors and will be an important member of the crew during productions.

What are the areas covered by this course?

- Lighting set-up and design; the different kinds of lighting required for different productions
- Sound design and working with live sound as part of the productions
- Stage management and liaising with directors and actors in the essential rehearsal periods before and during the run of a show

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

- You will be an interested and dynamic person with an engaging personality who enjoys working with a team of people. - You will be confidently able to learn and develop your interest in how the technical aspects of theatre support the producers, director and actors. - You will enjoy being flexible, versatile, and learning skills through a variety of situations both in the classroom and in the theatres. - GCSE maths, grade C or above - GCSE English, grade C or above

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed through written work such as keeping a professional development log, and through practical demonstrations and tasks. All assessments will be carried out by highly experienced and supportive theatre professionals. There is a very good balance of written and practical assessment throughout the course.

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

The BTEC Level 3 is recognised by universities and employers.

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

- Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A levels)
- HNC Production Arts

What are the career opportunities?

As a part of the theatre's technician crew, you will be able to work on West End shows, or on touring shows across the UK and abroad, as well as in a huge range of experience in major producing theatres and arts centres in the region such as Lowry, Home, Contact, Royal Exchange, Palace, and Opera House.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)

First Steps

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 19:00 - Wed, 09/12/2015 - 19:00

Location

Sackville Theatre, Shena Simon
United Kingdom

A dance performance showcasing a variety of styles by level 2 and level 3 dance students.

Tuesday 8th December 7pm
Wednesday 9th December 1.30pm and 7pm

Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/TMC

Next Steps

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 19:00 - Fri, 11/12/2015 - 19:00

A celebration of dance showcasing a variety of styles performed by level 3 and HNC dance students.

Thursday 10th December 7pm
Friday 11th December 1.30pm and 7pm

Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/TMC

Let It Go

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 15:30 - 19:00

Location

Sackville Theatre, Shena Simon
United Kingdom

A performance by year one musical theatre students.
Friday 27th November 3.30pm and 7pm

Tickets £3 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/TMC

Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16156 Course Code: CR6415-01
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Performing Arts (Acting)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16156
Course instance ID: 
582570584210
Course code: 
CR6415-01
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 generally and acting in particular. It covers acting, directing and devising for all types of live and recorded media. 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?

Units studied include:
- Performance workshop
- The performing arts business
- Historical context of performance
- Rehearsing
- Performing
- Classical theatre performance
- Contemporary theatre performance
- Devising theatre
- Improvisation
- Voice
- Auditioning
- Principles of acting
- Applying acting styles
- Movement skills
- Singing
- Film and TV acting
- Writing for screen and television
- Single camera drama
- Radio 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?

Assessment is continual throughout the course in approximately six week blocks on a ratio of 70% practical to 30% written work. There are no examinations other than that of performance.

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, which is the equivalent of three full A levels. 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 allows progression into a wide range of careers in the entertainment industry, both on stage and screen, and also 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

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: BTEC Extended Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 16038 Course Code: CR6979-02
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Music Performance

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16038
Course instance ID: 
581190581191
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

Course length

2 Year(s)
Qualification type: BTEC Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 16035 Course Code: CR6418-01
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Performing Arts - Dance

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16035
Course instance ID: 
581175581176
Course code: 
CR6418-01
Learning AIM code: 
60101684
Qualification type: 
BTEC Diploma
Level: 
2
Subject area: 
Performing Arts
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

This course offers a great starting point for anyone who wants to pursue a career in dance performance or production. It will help you gain the technical dance experience and theoretical knowledge to pursue your performing arts studies at level 3.

What are the areas covered by this course?

You will study the following units:
- Production project
- The performing arts business
- Acting
- Understanding dance
- Musical theatre

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

Two GCSEs at grade C/D or above, plus a positive Record of Achievement/Progress File, plus an aptitude for performance and the ability to use the body in performance to the public. This is one of the hardest industries to work in. You have to have the ability to get on with people from all walks of life and to remain positive and cheerful under pressure.

How is the course assessed?

You will undergo continuous assessment and complete a portfolio assignment.

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

You will be awarded the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) by Edexcel. 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?

On completion of this course you can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) or another performance related college course. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

What are the career opportunities?

This course can lead to an entry level job in a performing arts related area. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)
Qualification type: Location:
Subject area: Level: Entry
Leaflet Number: 16575 Course Code: P8600
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running

Foundation Learning Programme ESOL and EAL

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
16575
Course instance ID: 
583088583119
Course code: 
P8600
Level: 
Entry
Subject area: 
Languages
Location: 
Shena Simon Campus

What are the aims of this course?

These programmes provide a progression pathway for learners who need to improve their English language to progress to study further qualifications or develop their employment opportunities

What are the areas covered by this course?

This course is a foundation programme, made up of a number of subjects including:
- English
- ICT
- Personal and Social Development
- Vocational Studies
- Optional qualifications in Mathematics / Numeracy

All these subjects will allow you to gain accredited qualifications.

This course is delivered through a combination of classroom delivery and additional learning opportunities, using a range of Information learning technology and events. Learners are encouraged to develop independent and project based learning.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course. All learners will be initially assessed as a part of the enrolment procedure to make sure they are placed in the right group.

How is the course assessed?

Learners progress is assessed regularly through Tutorial, Homework, Progress Tests and Mock exams.

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

Qualifications awarded cover a range of subjects including English, ICT, Maths, Employability and Personal Development.

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

After completing this course learners can progress onto academic or vocational courses in Further Education or employment.
Alternatively this course can allow you to enter general employment. Learners are helped to improve their essential skills which will in turn enhance their employment prospects.

Segment(s)

School Leavers

Attendance

Full time

Course length

1 Year(s)