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Mr Bloom visits Geodome at Wythenshawe Campus

Mr Bloom from CBeebies was at the ‘Geodome’ last week to meet the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Real Food Team and pupils from Haveley Hey Primary School.

The children's television presenter played by Ben Faulks is a ...
Mr Bloom visits the Geodome in Wythenshawe

 

Film and TV students scoop top industry awards

Students from The Manchester College won two of the five categories at the annual Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Student Awards on Wednesday 11 February.

The awards, which recognise the best in student talent from ...
The winners of the 'Drama' category for 'Delicacy'. Credit: Claire Harrison.

 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6864 Course Code: CR2262-01
Validated by: University of Salford UCAS Code: W453
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 W453.

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


Make-up Artistry (Special Effects pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6864
Course instance ID: 
568855568865
Course code: 
CR2262-01
Learning AIM code: 
00246608
UCAS course code: 
W453
Awarding body: 
University of Salford
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Location: 
Moston Campus

What's the Make-up Artistry (Special Effects pathway) course about?

The Make-up Artistry (Special Effects pathway) is designed to offer the learner the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge working as a make-up artist in preparation for direct employment within the make-up industry or further study. The course comprises of a range of core modules developing the key skills and attributes to become a successful make-up artist.

Students on this pathway will develop a host of practical skills such as; how to use a camera effectively in a studio and on location, design and apply character make-ups, postiche skills, age for TV and film, perform casualty effects, undertake body art/face painting techniques and mould, make and apply prosthetic pieces using the latest techniques.

The content of the course encourages students to produce innovative ideas in visual imagery, explore creativity and link to the needs of the media make-up industry. The course will prepare students to engage and work as artistic practitioners across a broad range of artistic makeup, including a variety of TV and media environments, theatre and photographic sectors, as well as preparing them to be an independent practitioner/artist.

With the exciting new developments occurring in the world of TV, Manchester is set to become an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the new BBC Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios which also provide our learners with excellent opportunities to gain significant work experience.

Year 1 Modules:

* Styling for the Camera (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to explore the technical processes and devices required to produce an industry standard portfolio.

* Contextual Studies (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This module is embedded to encourage and enhance the student's ability to communicate information in an academic and self-directed manner, through the development of key study and transferable skills.

* Specialist Hair and Make-Up Design (20 credits)
This unit provides the student with the opportunity to expand and compliment their own creative style through the utilization of hair design and Special effects make-up.

* Special Effects Character Make-Up (20 credits)
This module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop the basic principles for producing special effects make-up.

* Prosthetic Art (20 Credits)
This module is designed to provide the student with the theoretical and basic practices required to compose a prosthetic characterisation.

* Body Art / Airbrushing (20 credits)
This module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to express their artistic creativity in the form of body art.

Year 2 Modules:

* Professional Practise (20 Credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop first-hand experience of the media industry.

* Freelancing (20 Credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit is designed to enable the student to understand the freelance employment and career opportunities available in preparation for professional practise.

* Make-up Design Application (20 Credits) Core (both pathways)
The student will be encouraged to take an experimental yet informed approach to the visual development of their vocational skills as a make-up artist.

* Applied Postiche / hair styling (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
The unit will enable the student to analyse and examine the effective use of postiche resources within the media industry context.

* Showcase (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit will enable student to develop their knowledge of the management principals and practices and to be able to translate this theory into practise.

* Portfolio Development (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop their portfolio in their subject specialist areas and display their own creative styles, so that they can present their ideas and promote their work to the highest professional standard.

The learner's practical expertise will be developed and be assessed through experience in workshops, studio and external environments. The learner will be exposed to a series of techniques through tutor led classes and demonstrations, project based briefs and individual development support. Examples of assessments include:
- Learning journals
- Portfolio
- Work experience
- Presentation
- Peer Assessment
- Style File
- Essays
- Observations

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

Graduates from this programme are expected to find employment in a variety of multi-disciplinary practices, including television/film production companies, theatres or as freelance artists. There is also a direct progression route to the top-up degree course at The Manchester College.

Students on this pathway have undertaken work opportunities for the likes of BBCs `Tubby and Enid', Lime Productions Pilot `Shelf Stackers', BBC Series `Candy Cabs', CBBC `The Slammer, BBCs `The Village'. The prosthetic modules have also equipped some learners to go on to become trainees to world renowned prosthetic artists operating within the TV and film industry.

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

The ideal candidate will have a passion for make-up, be creative and enthusiastic.

Applicants should possess an A level, BTEC National diploma or an equivalent level 3 qualification with a creative content , Mature applicants (aged 21 or above) who demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

All applicants will be required to apply through UCAS and should have a minimum of 160 UCAS points. Applicants may be invited to attend an interview where they will be asked to provide examples of written work, a portfolio of images demonstrating their skills within make-up / hair, or provide examples of designs work/illustrations.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

33

Hours per week

16

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.

How do I apply?

All full-time applications from students in the UK and from overseas should be made using the online application system on the UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk

Please note, the course information on this website is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change. It is therefore important that you check all course details, including location, timetable, fee, etc, at enrolment as the college operates a no refund policy.



 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6865 Course Code: CR2263-01
Validated by: University of Salford UCAS Code: 3M77
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 3M77.

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


Make-up Artistry (Fashion and Media pathway)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6865
Course instance ID: 
568857568858
Course code: 
CR2263-01
Learning AIM code: 
00246607
UCAS course code: 
3M77
Awarding body: 
University of Salford
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Location: 
Moston Campus

What's the Make-up Artistry (Fashion and Media pathway) course about?

The Make-up Artistry (Fashion and Media pathway) is designed to offer the learner the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge working as a make-up artist in preparation for direct employment within the make-up industry or further study. The course comprises of a range of core modules developing the key skills and attributes to become a successful make-up artist.

Students on this pathway will develop a host of practical skills such as; Corrective make-up techniques, Fashion hair styling, Creative make-up application techniques for the likes of Catwalk and Historical hair and make-up using postiche.

The content of the course encourages students to produce innovative ideas in visual imagery, explore creativity and link to the needs of the Media Make-up Industry. The course will prepare students to engage and work as artistic practitioners across a broad range of artistic makeup, including a variety of TV and media environments, theatre and photographic sectors, as well as preparing them to be an independent practitioner/artist.

With the exciting new developments occurring in the world of TV, Manchester is set to become an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up Artists in this region are highly sought after due to the new BBC Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios which also provide our learners with excellent opportunities to gain significant work experience.

Year 1 Modules:

* Styling for the Camera (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to explore the technical processes and devices required to produce an industry standard portfolio.

* Contextual Studies (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This module is embedded to encourage and enhance the student's ability to communicate information in an academic and self-directed manner, through the development of key study and transferable skills.

* Cosmetic Function & form (20 Credits)
This module is designed to enable the learners to develop the basic theoretical and vocational skills of cosmetic function and method.

* The art of creative make-up (20 Credits)
This module allows the opportunity for the student to identify with visual design through an exploration of different contemporary make-up styles and artistic influences evident within the make-up industry.

* Creative Hairstyling (20 Credits)
This module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to generate the skills required to produce a range of fashion hair styles.

* Historical Concepts Hair & Make-up (20 Credits)
This module aims to provide the student with a critical awareness of the value that historical references can have in the development of a hair and make-up trends.

Year 2 Modules:

* Professional Practise (20 Credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop first-hand experience of the media industry. The unit draws together the learning from other units and enables the learners to integrate them into their subject specialist area.

* Freelancing (20 Credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit is designed to enable the student to understand the freelance employment and career
opportunities available in preparation for professional practise.

* Make-up Design Application (20 Credits) Core (both pathways)
The student will be encouraged to take an experimental yet informed approach to the visual development of their vocational skills as a make-up artist.

* Applied Postiche / hair styling (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
The unit will enable the student to analyse and examine the effective use of postiche resources within the media industry context.

* Showcase (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit will enable student to develop their knowledge of the management principals and practices and to be able to translate this theory into practise.

* Portfolio Development (20 credits) Core (both pathways)
This unit is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop their portfolio in their subject specialist areas and display their own creative styles, so that they can present their ideas and promote their work to the highest professional standard.

The learner's practical expertise will be developed and be assessed through experience in workshops, studio and external environments. The learner will be exposed to a series of techniques through tutor led classes and demonstrations, project based briefs and individual development support. Examples of assessments include:
- Learning journals
- Portfolio
- Work experience
- Presentation
- Peer Assessment
- Style File
- Essays
- Observations

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

Graduates from this programme are expected to find employment in a variety of multi-disciplinary practices, including television/film production companies, theatres or as freelance artists. There is also a direct progression route to the top-up degree course at The Manchester College.

Completing the course on this pathway has provided former learners with the opportunity to successfully progress as a make-up artist in the TV and film industry. Working on the likes of 'Captain America', and `My Week with Marilyn', In addition we have a range of learners who are currently working for well-known make-up brands Mac , Benefit, Bobbie Brown. A number of students on this pathway also go onto set up their businesses operating as a photographic make-up artist and within the bridal industry.

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

The ideal candidate will have a passion for make-up, be creative and enthusiastic.

Applicants should possess an A level, BTEC National diploma or an equivalent level 3 qualification with a creative content , Mature applicants (aged 21 or above) who demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

All applicants will be required to apply through UCAS and should have a minimum of 160 UCAS points. Applicants may be invited to attend an interview where they will be asked to provide examples of written work, a portfolio of images demonstrating their skills within make-up / hair, or provide examples of designs work/illustrations.

Segment(s)

University and Degree level

Attendance

Full time

Course length

2 Year(s)

Weeks per year

33

Hours per week

16

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.


 
Qualification type: Bachelor of Science Location:
Subject area: Level: n/a
Leaflet Number: 6860 Course Code: CR25026-01
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.


Software Development (Top Up)

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6860
Course instance ID: 
568822568826
Course code: 
CR25026-01
Qualification type: 
Bachelor of Science
Level: 
n/a
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Software Development (Top Up) course about?

To gain an honours degree in Business Computing with IT, students will undertake 120 credits. This will be made up of 60 credits of core modules in computing and research, 20 credits of specialist modules and a 40 credit specialist project.

The specialist project allows you to consolidate your previous learning and to develop those ideas and materials in a critical and analytical way. The specialist project will demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of work. It will also be valuable as a showcase for your abilities and professional skills, and provide a solid preparation for postgraduate study.

A variety of assessment methods are used, some modules may use coursework only or a mix of coursework and exams, group and individual projects.

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

This course provides an ideal pathway for anyone who wants to pursue a career in Computing, Information Technology and related fields. It also provides students with the grounding to apply for an MSc at the University of Salford or other Higher Education Institution.

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

Before registering on this top-up degree, you will ideally have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in either Computer Network Management, Computer Network Security or Computer System Support (or equivalent approved study, such as a relevant foundation degree from another institution, or an HND together with vocational experience).
Consideration will be made to the following students, subject to course relevance and vocational experience:

-Students with Computing foundation degrees and HNDs
-Students who have completed the first two years of a three-year Computing degree at another institution
-Students with two-year diplomas or other qualifications from outside the UK.

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.


 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6861 Course Code: CR25028-01
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.


Computer Systems Engineering

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6861
Course instance ID: 
568828568845
Course code: 
CR25028-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Computer Systems Engineering course about?

This foundation degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to maintain and repair computer equipment and systems. The course is ideal for repair and maintenance professionals (IT technicians/IT service managers). Students will develop the skills and expertise needed to design computer systems and will gain up-to-date detailed knowledge of computer hardware and software including electronics, communications systems and interface technologies.

We base our courses on leading-edge research, which is vital in a field that advances at such a fast pace. Our courses are designed with strong industrial input and therefore students graduate with excellent career prospects. Students develop highly technical and specialist skills, in addition to business awareness skills, which are taught at the request of the employers involved in the design of the programme.

Subjects studied include:

Operating systems and system software
Computer architecture
Computing Electronics
VDI Virtual Desktop Administrator
end user supportA+ essentials (CompTIA)
Network+ (CompTIA)
ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library V3

Assessment makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, time constrained tests, peer assessment and live industry briefs.

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

The foundation degree prepares graduates for a wide range of careers, including corporate help desk technician, PC repair and maintenance bench technician, PC repair and maintenance field technician and IT services manager, Computer Engineer and ISP Virtual Engineer.

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSc to a BSc(Hons) within their own specialised field (Validated by the University of Salford).

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

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a IT-related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

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: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6862 Course Code: CR25029-01
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.


Software Development

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6862
Course instance ID: 
568830568847
Course code: 
CR25029-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Software Development course about?

The course teaches students to develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of modern business. Students will develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, developing web and multimedia applications and in the use of databases and relevant programming languages. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in products used by industry.

Employers have an ongoing involvement in the design and delivery of the programme to ensure students graduate with the skills required by industry.

The course also helps students to develop other important skills such as communication, team work and problem solving skills.
Students will develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of an enterprise, preparing them for changes in technology.

Students also develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, and in the use of databases and appropriate programming languages, such as Java.

During the second stage of the course there is a greater emphasis on the development of practical skills which help to make graduates attractive to employers.

Assessment on the programme makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, multiple choice question tests, time-constrained tests and peer assessment. Several end-of-year examinations and a number of assignments must also be undertaken

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

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may also progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSc to a BSc(Hons) within their own specialised field (validated by the University of Salford). Alternatively, students may progress into numerous careers, including junior IT office managers, junior software developers, network administration assistants and end user support analysts.

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

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in an IT-related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

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.


 
Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6858 Course Code: CR25024-01
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.


Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6858
Course instance ID: 
568812568820
Course code: 
CR25024-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking course about?

The modern computing world faces ever-changing security challenges. Hacker tactics, security vulnerabilities, advancing business practices and computing technologies are all evolving rapidly. Professionals with a broad-based expertise, solid pragmatic skills and the ability to "think-outside-the-box" are best placed to solve these security challenges. Today's computers keep vast amounts of strategic data and keeping it secure is critical. Network security is vital for businesses of all sizes, government agencies, government services and religious organisations, and individuals with personal data. With technology evolving almost daily, qualified security, network experts are in high demand, especially in small and medium sized enterprises. With today's advancing technologies comes the increasing threat of cybercrime. The National Cyber Security Strategy makes clear the importance of good network defences in securing the UK's prosperity.

Network security jobs cover a wide range of subjects. Database administrators are responsible for managing and protecting data. Computer systems analysts use the computer's technical abilities to meet the needs of a particular type of industry or company. Network administrators and computer system administrators oversee network security as part of their jobs. Computer security specialists focus exclusively on computer security for a company. At The Manchester College, our ethos is if you want to mitigate against vulnerabilities you first must know how to hack a system, using this method allows greater security. Hacking is used as an underpinning ethos in throughout the programme.

Modern software systems and applications are often extremely complex, so it is almost impossible to build solutions that are 100% secure at initial release. It is also far better for security loopholes to be identified and fixed by internal hackers rather than external ones. Consequently, the business world is seeing a rapid increase in the demand for ethical or white hat, hackers, employed by companies to find security holes before criminal, black hat, hackers do. How do hackers break into computer systems? Can they get into your computer? Is it easy to break into a corporate network and steal their secrets? Hackers are innately curious and want to pull things apart. They experiment and research. A hacker wants to learn and investigate. The aim is for you to arrive on this programme as a student and leave as an Security Professional, pathways include, ethical hacker, security personal, penetration testing. The security modules during the programme use a case-study approach that allows you to gain experience in investigating, analysing, testing, hacking and, ultimately, protecting real-life systems through the development of countermeasures. The basic aim of this course is to provide a graduate with knowledge of how illegal computer attacks can be performed and how they can be mitigated against using security in-depth countermeasures.

Students gain knowledge and understanding of public key infrastructures, access lists, firewalls, Microsoft server security, Ethical Hacking, Virus, and Trojan, Programming skills are further gained, troubleshooting of individual logic devices and computer systems. In addition to the highly technical and specialist skills within the foundation degree, business awareness skills are also taught, at the request of employers involved in the design of the programme. This ensures that students are also aware of the importance of time management, teamwork, communication skills and how to be an effective member of staff within the organisation.
Subjects covered include:

- Firewall security technologies
- Introduction to security concepts
- Linux fundamentals
- Ethical Hacking
- Network administration and security
- Securing remote access
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Advanced Programming

Assessment makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, time constrained tests, peer assessment and live industry briefs.

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

Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSc to a BSc (Hons) within their own specialised field (validated by the University of Salford). Graduates may also progress into career pathways such as Ethical Hacker, Network Security Administration and Computer Systems Analysis and Junior Penetration Tester.

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

Applicants are required to have a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/Extended Diploma with Merit, Pass, Pass or a BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/Extended Certificate with Merit, Merit in a business-related subject area, or an equivalent level 3 qualification with appropriate content. Minimum UCAS tariff points required: 160.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity may also apply.

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.