University And Degree Level

Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6868 Course Code: CR25148-01
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.


Broadcast Media

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6868
Course instance ID: 
569464569468
Course code: 
CR25148-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Creative and Digital Media
Location: 
Fielden Campus

What's the Broadcast Media course about?

"Subject To Validation "

This course focusses on live production contexts, developing the specialist skills you'll need to work in an industry where production and workflow are converging and multiplatform delivery is now the norm. You'll gain contextual understanding within a broad media production context, from multi-camera TV studio practice and outside broadcasting to radio, including internet platforms, news production and post-production processes. There are lots of opportunities to gain real-world experience through live projects with our partners Radio Regen - Manchester's only specialist radio training organisation ? and links to the BBC and ITV at Media City.

TV and radio studio operations
- Newsroom operations
- Live multi-camera or audio only outside broadcast
- Coverage of live drama/events
- Production management
- Directing
- Audio and moving image post production (editing, effects, grading and media formatting)
- Media analysis along with legal and ethical considerations
- Script and content development

The practical elements of the course are broken down into:

Pre-production stage featuring an in-depth look into developing projects, researching ways of exploring and developing initial ideas. Time management will play an integral part at this stage.

Production stage taking developed ideas and creating television or radio content, using specialist equipment and software to shoot and record material ready for editing into appropriate formats. You'll also explore the software used in conjunction with a computer environment to turn all content, visual or audio, into professional quality output for specific target audiences.

Post-production stage a unique chance to explore opportunities for publishing content in a media rich digital age.

Assessments include a production/post-production workshop, technical tasks, individual or group production projects, live client based work, reflective journals and production diaries, case study analysis and contextual essays.

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

If you want to study further, the College has strong relationships with local universities, which welcome applications from students of The Manchester College. Alternatively, you may want to enter employment or undertake freelance or agency work.

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

You?ll be 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 media 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 (FdA) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6870 Course Code: CR25150-01
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.


Popular Music Practice

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6870
Course instance ID: 
569474569472
Course code: 
CR25150-01
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Level: 
5
Location: 
Openshaw Campus

What's the Popular Music Practice course about?

This programme is designed for both music performers and music producers/technologists wishing to gain employment in the music industry. It?s unique as it allows you to tailor your studies in the second year to suit your own interests and ambitions. You can choose to study either the music performance pathway or the music production pathway. Whilst covering recording and live sound technologies, the music performance pathway focusses firmly on music performance and composition underpinned by music theory. The music production pathway places emphasis on recording studio and live sound technological solutions to high quality audio production, in an appropriate range of industry and challenging contexts. The synergy between both pathways offers a collaborative, flexible and peer driven professional environment.

Four recording studios (with the availability for 5.1 surround sound)
- ProTools HD with Apogee conversion
- Software including Logic Studio, Ableton, Universal Audio, Sonnox, Pultec, TC Electronic, and SSL
- Mics including Neumann, AKG, Soundfield, Audix, Shure, and SE Electronics
- Rehearsal rooms
- Live performance venues, including an outdoor amphitheatre

The delivery of both pathways is very practical with continuous assessment based on a range of challenging assignments, essays, projects, performances, presentations and portfolios.

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

Some of our music performance pathway students have taken employment relating to composition, live and recorded performance, production, promotion, teaching and a whole host of music related work.
There are also a variety of progression routes to final year top-up courses at Universities in Manchester, the northwest of England and beyond.

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

To study on this programme you?ll need to have a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or three A Levels - one in either Music Technology or Performance at grade C combining to a minimum 260 UCAS points).

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 (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
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.


 

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Qualification type: Foundation Degree (FdSc) Location:
Subject area: Level: 5
Leaflet Number: 6862 Course Code: CR25029-02
Academic year: 15/16

Software Development

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6862
Course instance ID: 
568830569323
Course code: 
CR25029-02
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Software Development course about?

"Subject to Validation"

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 Salford University). Alternatively, students may progress into numerous careers, including junior IT office mangers, 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

Part time (day)

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: 6859 Course Code: CR25025-02
Academic year: 15/16

Network Engineering with Administration

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6859
Course instance ID: 
568814569321
Course code: 
CR25025-02
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Subject area: 
Computing and IT
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Network Engineering with Administration course about?

"Subject to Validation"

This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers related to networking. It is also designed to promote and develop a broad range of skills, personal qualities and approaches that will provide a platform for further study, successful career advancement and lifelong learning.

The course is suitable for people already working in networking, who want to develop their skills and gain a higher-level qualification, or those wanting to begin a career in this field. Students have the opportunity to gain vendor certifications in industry standard products, for example, Microsoft (Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional:Server Administration) and CISCO (CISCO Certified Network Associate). They develop practical skills in network administration within the infrastructure, implementation of Active directory and troubleshooting, and in the use of Windows 2008 Enterprise edition operating system and CISCO multilayer switches and routers. There are also units that develop personal effectiveness and employment skills and a key feature of the course is work-related learning.

Subjects studied include:
- Introduction to Networks
- Network software
- Introduction to security concepts
- Network environment management
- Project management
- Network security

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.. Achievement is evidenced by the production of a portfolio of evidence.

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

This course has been designed with employers to prepare students for a variety of professional IT careers, such as network administrator, network designer; network professional, network technician and specialised network help desk administrator. 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 Salford University).

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 computer-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

Part time (day)

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: 6861 Course Code: CR25028-02
Academic year: 15/16

Computer Systems Engineering

Leaflet Information
Leaflet number: 
6861
Course instance ID: 
568828569319
Course code: 
CR25028-02
Qualification type: 
Foundation Degree (FdSc)
Level: 
5
Location: 
One Central Park

What's the Computer Systems Engineering course about?

"Subject to Validation"

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), currently in employment, who would like to develop their skills and obtain a higher level qualification, or for anyone who would like to begin a career in repair and maintenance.

Students develop highly technical and specialist skills, in addition to business awareness skills, which are taught at the request of employers involved in the design of the programme.

Subjects studied include:
- Operating systems and system software
- Computer architecture
- Computing Electronics
- end user support
- A+ 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.

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 Salford University).

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

Part time (day)

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.


 

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