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                                                                                                                         “TUTORS WHO UNDERSTAND FIRST HAND
     fantastic employment opportunities once       between students and tutors.
     you have gained your qualification.
                                                                                                                         EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE TEACHING, AND
                                                                                                                         ARE STILL ACTIVELY WORKING IN THE
     At UCEN Manchester, 95% of our graduates                                                                            INDUSTRY, THEY TEACH US TO WORK AND
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     six months of completing their course*,
     which is a fantastic reason to join us.
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                                                     score 2019
                                                                                                                         SUPPORT FROM OTHER STUDENTS. SOME
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     you with skills that are relevant to your
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     employer partnerships across all industry                                                                           WITH CURRENT AND PAST INDUSTRY
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     The Arden
     School of Theatre
     BA (Hons) | HND

     Our excellent reputation, industry links and experienced tutors
                                                                                                             Practical approach                                                 Reasons to study at
     attract students from across Great Britain and Europe.
                                                                                                             Our practical approach ensures upon graduating you’re ready
                                                                                                                                                                                The Arden School
     Our courses are recognised by Equity and           Our students go on to achieve great success,         for industry. Your contact hours will be high, preparing you for   of Theatre:
     Spotlight, and regularly feature in national       from lead roles in hit TV dramas and soap            the pace and demand of working on a set, stage or theatre.
     industry publications for their quality.           operas to starring in West End productions
                                                        and performing on luxury cruise liners.
                                                                                                                                                                                1.   Industry partners
                                                                                                                                                                                     including Contact
     Studying at The Arden requires a huge
                                                        We want our students to be work-ready                Professional accreditation ​                                            Theatre
     commitment. You will be expected to
                                                        once they graduate, so our curriculum is
     be in every day, Monday-Friday, working
     intensive hours with tutors who are all
                                                        constantly updating to align with the needs          The Arden School of Theatre are a Spotlight approved               2.   National Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                     showcases with agents
                                                        of the industry.                                     programme provider. Spotlight is the industry’s casting network
     established professionals from Actors and
     Theatre-makers, to Musical Directors and
                                                        In addition, being based in Manchester is a
                                                        real draw. It is a city of talent, full of art and
                                                                                                             and all professional castings go through their network.
                                                                                                                                                                                3.   Approved Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                     Member of Spotlight
                                                                                                             Being a graduate member school means The Arden School of
     These tutors will provide you with invaluable
     industry insight and push you to work at the
                                                        culture, with MediaCityUK on its doorstep.
                                                        There are countless theatres and art venues
                                                                                                             Theatre meet Spotlights’ expectations of conservatoire training
                                                                                                             as well as providing our students with other opportunities         4. Work across disciplines:
                                                                                                                                                                                   network and collaborate
                                                        offering all manner of entertainment, from           including graduate discounts, their performances listed on              across courses with
     highest levels of professional standards, in
                                                        large scale shows to fringe productions              Spotlights, calendar of events, access to free workshops, and
     order to have the best possible chance to                                                                                                                                       students from within the
                                                        providing endless work opportunities.                eligibility for Spotlights’ Industry Showcase.
     succeed in this challenging industry.                                                                                                                                           creative arts disciplines
                                                                                                                                                                                     and further afield

                                                                                                                                                                                     including make-up, film
                                                                                                             Validating partner:
                                                                                                                                                                                     and acting

                                          My Arden experience prepared me for every                                                                                             5.   Professional
                                          eventuality, from screen to stage, to voice over                                                                                           specialist recording
                                          work, and even down to being self-employed and                                                                                             facilities, theatres, and
                                          looking after my accounts and affairs as an actor.                                                                                         rehearsal studios
                                          “I couldn’t have asked for a better form of training
                                          to get me ready for the type of industry that I am
                                                                                                                                                                                6. Get the personal
                                                                                                                                                                                   touch: you’ll be
                                          in today. Acting isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle and at                                                                                      taught by practising
                                          The Arden, you’re in the best hands possible.”                                                                                             performers and creative
                                          Thomas Vernal                                                       KEY:
                                          BA (Hons) Acting for Live and Recorded Media                        DUCAS code TDuration BAwarding partner f UCAS Points

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Career outcomes    Acting
     + TV               BA (Hons)
     + Film             This course provides high quality vocational training
     + Commercials      and education for practitioners who can respond to
                        the traditional and contemporary demands of the
                        performance industry and its allied sectors.
                        Students will be encouraged to develop a flexible
                        approach to the processes by which performance is
                        created, characterised by a committed and consistent
                        professional work ethic that is able to adapt to
                        different performance contexts.
                        The course will foster in its graduates the ability to utilise
                        critical and analytical skills in developing ideas and

                        constructing arguments, in order to produce their own
                        work in terms of personal and professional development.

                        Examples of current content:
                        Year one
                        • Context and Guidance
                        • Tools of The Trade 1: The Naturalistic Actor
                        • Tools of The Trade 2: The Actor and the Text
                        • Skills for the Actor
                        • Introduction to Camera
                        • Preparation for Screen Acting
                                                                                           The Arden graduate Thomas               What are some of the                    Acting isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle
                        Year two                                                           Vernal has secured the role             accomplishments you’re                  and at The Arden, you’re in the
                        • The Classic Text and Acting                                      of ‘The General’ in the UK              most proud of in your
                                                                                                                                                                           best hands possible.
                        • Acting for Radio                                                 and International tour of The           career so far?                          If you could offer just one
                        • Skills for the Actor 2                                           Book of Mormon.                         I think working with one of the most    piece of career advice to
                        • Modern and Contemporary Drama                                    What would you say are
                                                                                                                                   decorated writers, directors and        students, what would it be?
                                                                                                                                   visionaries for the arts of our time,
                        • Critical Context                                                 the top requirements for                                                        Graft to perfect your craft because
                                                                                                                                   is one that sticks out to me. Kwame     hard work beats talent when talent
                        • Screen Acting                                                    someone entering this line              Kwei-Armah was the director on          doesn’t work hard. Make time to
                                                                                           of work?                                “One Love - The Bob Marley Musi-        unwind and recharge your mental,
                        Year three                                                                                                 cal”, so being able to work closely
                                                                                           Discipline, punctuality, humility,                                              emotional and physical batteries.
                        • Showreel                                                         hard work, dedication and honesty.
                                                                                                                                   with and to learn from him was an       Although being an actor is one of
                        • Audition Skills                                                                                          amazing experience. But to top it       the most amazing experiences in
                                                                                           Honesty not just towards others and
                                                                                                                                   all off, the show came to my home
                        • Public Performance 1                                             in your work, but most importantly
                                                                                                                                   town of Birmingham where I was
                                                                                                                                                                           the world, it is also a business and
                                                                                           being honest and true to yourself,                                              you are your own boss.
                        • Acting Showcase                                                  who you are, what you stand for
                                                                                                                                   able to play the main stage at The
                        • Public Performance 2                                             and what you believe in. Oh, I
                                                                                                                                   Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
                        • Negotiated Research Project.                                     almost forgot... You need to be thick   How did your experience at
                                                                                           skinned too.
                                                                                                                                   The Arden prepare you for
                                                                                           What are the most                       what you are doing today?
                         D W410 T 3 years B Sheffield Hallam Universiy f 96 and Audition   challenging aspects of your             My Arden experience prepared me
                                                                                           current job?                            for every eventuality, from screen
                                                                                                                                   to stage, to voice over work, and
                                                                                           One of the most challenging
                                                                                                                                   even down to being self-em-
                                                                                           aspects about my job, is breaking
                                                                                                                                   ployed and looking after my
                                                                                           personal barriers and stepping out
                                                                                                                                   accounts and affairs as an actor.
                                                                                           of my comfort zone when it comes
                                                                                                                                   I couldn’t have asked for a better
                                                                                           to learning new things. Also having
                                                                                                                                   form of training to get me ready
                                                                                           to prepare my mind and my body
                                                                                                                                   for the type of industry that I am
                                                                                           for very long, tiring and physical
                                                                                                                                   in today.
                                                                                           rehearsal days.
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Career outcomes    Dance and Performance                                                Musical Theatre
     + Performer
                        BA (Hons)                                                            BA (Hons)
     + Dance Studio
       Coordinator      This is the course for those wanting to bring their                  Develop your potential for excellence as a triple threat
                        own creative ideas, skills and passion for dance and                 over our three year Musical Theatre degree.
     + Choreographer
                        performance to a constantly changing industry. For                   The first year of the course focuses on the core
     + Educator
                        the technically versatile and imaginative dancers,                   techniques of Musical Theatre: acting, dance, and singing.
                        choreographers, community artists, and teachers.                     You will also be taught supporting skills such as accents/
                        A programme for the 21st century dance artist; the                   dialects, music theory, and performance technique.
                        performers, the creators, and the innovators. This
                        practically-led course aims to equip you with the                    The second year moves into more project based work.
                        technical, creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial              You will perform mini-scale musicals from the historical
                        skills to be able to work in a wide variety of contexts.             and contemporary repertoire and devise your own musical
                                                                                             as a year group, while continuing to refine the skills
                        Examples of current content:                                         required for professional musical theatre performance.
                        Year one                                                             The final year supports you in becoming a Musical
                        • Commercial Dance                                                   Theatre professional, learning audition techniques                     Career outcomes
                        • Contemporary Dance                                                 in order to gain that all important first job upon
                        • Contextualising Dance Practices                                                                                                           Musical Theatre
                                                                                             graduating. You will perform two full scale musicals
                        • Dance Techniques                                                   with a professional orchestra and technical team in one                + West End
                        • Theatre Craft                                                      of our in-house theatres, as well as perform industry
                        • Theatre Dance                                                                                                                             + Broadway
                                                                                             showcases in Manchester and London. You will also
                        Year two                                                             learn to record a professional vocal reel and be guided                + Chorus Member
                        • Aerial Dance                                                       through your professional development including CVs,
                        • Dance Repertoire and Performance                                   headshots, budgeting, and tax returns.
                        • Dance Specialism                                                   Examples of current content:                                           Tutor Profile
                        • From Site to Stage
                        • Teaching Dance                                                     Year one                                                               Tim Flavin,
                        • Theoretical Frameworks for Dance                                   • Acting Methodologies
                                                                                             • Acting through Song                                                  Laurence Olivier Award
                        Year three                                                           • Musical Theatre: Context and Guidance                                Winner (1984)
                        • Employability and Entrepreneurship                                 • Dance Techniques into Performance                                    Stage credits include:
                        • Festival                                                           • Ensemble and Solo Singing Techniques
                                                                                                                                                                    On Your Toes
                        • Negotiated Research Project                                        • The Epic and Heightened Form
                        • Professional Performance                                                                                                                  Crazy for You
                                                                                             Year two
                        • Professional Practice                                              • Developing Techniques in Ensemble and Solo Singing                   Follies
                        • Showcase.                                                          • The Contemporary Musical                                             White Christmas
                                                                                             • The Historical Musical                                               42nd Street
                                                                                             • Devising Musical Theatre                                             Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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                                                                                             • Musical Theatre: Theory and Context
                                                                                             • Dance Techniques, Performance and Choreography                       Kiss Me Kate
                                                                                             Year three                                                             Dracula
                                                                                             • Audition Skills                                                      Screen Credits include:
                                                                                             • Presenting a Public Performance                                      Airline
                                                                                             • Developing Professional Practice
                                                                                                                                                                    The Spy from Moscow
                                                                                             • Rehearsing and Presenting a Public Performance
                                                                                             • Negotiated Research Project                                          The Long Firm
                                                                                             • Musical Theatre Showcase Performance.                                Coins in the Fountain

                                                                                             • Performance.
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Theatre and Performance
                                                                                               BA (Hons)
                                                                                               Designed to harness your creativity and train you as a
                                                                                               maker and performer of new theatre, our Theatre and
                                                                                               Performance degree explores a variety of performance
                                                                                               skills, identifies your artistic intentions, and pushes
                                                                                               boundaries in making innovative work, engaging in
                                                                                               contemporary styles of performance.
                                                                                               The course benefits from its excellent connections
                                                                                               with Manchester’s Contact – a theatre that is
                                                                                               redefining theatre for the 21st Century, and results
                                                                                               in the development and creation of your very own
                                                                                               performance festival, unTaPped, which attracts
                                                                                               audiences of industry professionals.
                                                                                               Bring your own theatrical ideas and passions to a
     INDUSTRY PARTNER: CONTACT THEATRE                                                         constantly-changing industry on this fast-paced and
                                                                                               heavily practical programme. Work with specialists and
     The Arden School of Theatre has              Wayne Steven Jackson, Head of                learn how to stage your own show while refining and
     launched a unique artistic and               Theatre and Performance, said: “This         developing your performance skills.
     educational relationship with                relationship with Contact marks an
                                                                                               Examples of current content:
     Manchester’s Contact theatre.                exciting development for BA (Hons)
                                                  Theatre and Performance.                     Year one
     Students on the BA (Hons) Theatre and
                                                                                               • Acting
     Performance, will now be able to work        It will provide our students with
                                                                                               • Presentational Performance
     closely with one of the region’s most        invaluable opportunities and experiences.
                                                                                               • Performance Skills
     innovative and experimental theatres.
                                                  Matt Fenton, Chief Executive and             • Contextualising Contemporary Performance
     The relationship will provide students       Artistic Director of Contact, said:          • Autobiographical Performance                                         Career outcomes
     with an exclusive link to the professional   “Contact and The Arden School of             • Devised Performance
     industry at a venue which has a legacy       Theatre have enjoyed a close relationship                                                                           Theatre
                                                                                               Year two
     of supporting young people in making         for many years.                                                                                                     + Theatre Performer
     new, innovative, and experimental                                                         • Touring Theatre
                                                  “It’s really exciting to take that further   • Solo Practice                                                        + Stage Actor
     theatre and performance.
                                                  by developing our partnership over           • Advanced Performance Skills                                          + Pantomime
     As part of this relationship, Contact        the coming years to include hosting          • Researching Contemporary Performance
     Theatre will deliver a series of             end of year student shows and                • Locating Performance                                                 + Clowning
     masterclass sessions to students,            providing professional industry course       • Performance Environments                                             + Professional Theatre
     exploring artistic direction, programming,   enhancement.”                                                                                                         Company Owner
     marketing, and production. It will also                                                   Year three
     host The Arden’s annual unTaPped                                                          • Performance Specialism
     performance festival in May.                                                              • Micro Festival
                                                                                               • Professional Performance Skills
                                                                                               • International Performance
                                                                                               • Negotiated Research Project
                                                                                               • Musical Theatre Showcase Performance.

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Career outcomes           Vocal Studies and Performance                                       Technical Theatre and Production Arts
     Vocal Studies             BA (Hons)                                                           HND
     + Soloist                 The aim of the programme is to train and support                    This course will provide you with the skills necessary to
     + Freelance Singer        professional vocalists in multi-genre performance                   enter the exciting world of technical theatre.
                               including both musical theatre and pop music vocals
     + Performer                                                                                   Initially you will concentrate on operational level skills,
                               with the scope to explore any genre the you would like
                                                                                                   including sound, lighting, and scenic construction,
     + Cruise Ship Performer   to specialise in. The course is fast-paced and heavily
                                                                                                   before moving into design and stage management in
                               practical, encouraging students to explore their individual
     + Cabaret                                                                                     your second year. You will also have the opportunity to
                               artistic interests in order to develop as practitioners. The
                                                                                                   work alongside our performing arts degree students
                               course is ideal for those with a passion for singing and a
                                                                                                   on their final productions, working with top creative
                               desire for a career in the performance industry.
                                                                                                   directors from the industry on real life projects whilst
                               The Arden School of Theatre utilises its working links              being mentored by industry specialists.
                               with the professional community to provide the most up
                                                                                                   The Arden School of Theatre immerses you into a
                               to date knowledge of vocal techniques and professional
                                                                                                   community of theatre makers, performers, and creatives,
                               requirements. The programme explores a number
                                                                                                   helping you to achieve and be the best you can be.
                               of modules which engage students in performance
                               technique and skills. The modules are designed to                   Examples of current content:
                               explore the voice as an instrument and understand the               Year one
                               theory behind how we control it.
                                                                                                   • The Performing Arts Industry
                               Each year of the programme has a unique focus in                    • Professional Development
                               providing students with the techniques and knowledge                • Production Communication
                               of the voice.                                                       • Stagecraft
                                                                                                   • Lighting Operation
                               Examples of current content:
                                                                                                   • Sound Operation
                               Year one                                                            • Scenic Construction
                               • Skills for the Vocalist                                           • Costume Construction
                               • Acting Through Song                                                                                                                Career outcomes
                                                                                                   Year two
                               • Contextualising Performance
                               • Ensemble Singing                                                  • Creative-Research Project                                      Theatre
                               • Solo Singing                                                      • Working in the Performing Arts Industry
                                                                                                                                                                    + Assistant Stage
                               • General Musicianship                                              • Management Role
                                                                                                   • Lighting Design
                               Year two
                                                                                                   • Set Design                                                     + Stage Manager
                               • Advanced Skills for the Vocalist                                  • Sound Design
                               • The Art of Cabaret                                                                                                                 + Lighting Technician
                                                                                                   • Stage Management.
                               • Advanced Ensemble Singing                                                                                                          + Sound Technician
                               • Advanced Solo Singing                                             •
                               • Critical Performance Theory                                           D W540 T 2 years B Pearson f 64                              + Sound Designer
                               • Intro to Studio Production                                                                                                         + Lighting Designer
                               Year three
                                                                                                                                                                    + Technical Assistant
                               • Professional Development
                               • Vocal Showcase                                                                                                                     + Assistant Scenic Artist
                               • Concert Performance                                                                                                                  and Carpentry
                               • Theatrical Performance
                               • Studio Project
                               • Negotiated Research Project.

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                                                                                            Manchester on the path to a successful
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                                                                                            We are here for you if you need help
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OUR                                                                            INDUSTRY
     PARTNERS                                                                       LINKS
     In addition to our TEF Silver Status   What’s more, our higher education       At UCEN Manchester we believe that           Through these links our students gain
     that demonstrates the excellence       provision is constantly reviewed        education and training should be centred     exposure to real world, industry standard
     of the teaching and learning we        and shaped by industry experts and      around improving your employment             experiences ranging from placement and
     provide, all our degree programmes     academics to ensure our courses         options and opportunities. That’s why we     internship opportunities through to live
     are validated and accredited by one    are providing you with all the skills   develop our programmes and courses           briefs for students to respond to.
     of three top universities or a major   and knowledge you will need for a       in partnership with businesses and
                                                                                                                                 Our industry links are wide reaching and
     examination board.                     fantastic career.                       organisations. This not only helps course
                                                                                                                                 have previously given students fantastic
                                                                                    leaders to keep their finger on the pulse
     This not only reflects the quality                                                                                          opportunities with leading organisations
                                                                                    of industry but also that our courses
     of our offer but also means that                                                                                            in their field including digital agency
                                                                                    prepare students for a real career.
     you will effectively graduate from                                                                                          Kin + Carta Connect, The Contact Theatre
     a top university. So, you’ll benefit                                           					                                        and the Open Eye Gallery.
     from our personalised, supportive
     environments while gaining a degree
     from an established university.

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                                                                                    and technical staff have       at the heart of our          professionals, which means
                                                                                    gained huge amounts of         courses. These offer you     they can help you find your
                                                                                    experience in the industries   opportunities to develop     perfect career and plan
     Industry experts:                                                              and professions they teach.    your experience and          your route to get there.
                                                                                    And many continue to           apply your skills directly   They can help you on a
                                                                                    work professionally around     to your role. You will be    one-to-one basis, at one of
                                                                                    their teaching, maintaining    supported to plan and        our workshops, through a
                                                                                    direct links through           arrange a placement that     scheduled appointment, or
                                                                                    which they can support         suits you so that you can    during an event.
                                                                                    our students with work         take advantage of our
                                                                                                                                                They provide access to
                                                                                    placements, professional       industry links.
                                                                                                                                                employability information,
                                                                                    mentoring and graduate
                                                                                                                                                specialist advice and
                                                                                    employment opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                networks across our
                                                                                                                                                departmental areas. Their
                                                                                                                                                invaluable advice enables
                                                                                                                                                you to better reach
       U M A                                                                                                                                    employers and to give you
     United Makeup Artists
                     EXPO                                                                                                                       the confidence to succeed.

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     As part of our commitment to providing a personal higher
     education experience, UCEN Manchester offers a flexible
     approach to your studies aimed at making our courses
     accessible to everyone, regardless of personal circumstance.
     With so much flexibility, we’ll provide you with all the
     personal support you need to access higher education so
     that you have as many career opportunities as possible at
     the end of your time with us.
     Our approach includes:

          Almost all of our             Courses that are                 Starting with a
        courses are available         condensed into two              Foundation degree
        on a part-time basis          or three active days           and progressing to a
                                     of study to fit around         BA/BSc (Hons) (Top-
                                        your non-study

                                                                    Up) means if you need
                                         commitments                   to take a break or
                                                                     want to change your
                                                                      specialism you can
                                                                                            UCEN Manchester had the
                                                                                            exact requirements I was
           The option to                                                                    looking for. A two-year,
      specialise with a (Top-                                                               full-time course, done in
      Up) course or complete                                                                two and a half days a week,
       an additional year to            A new range of
                                       blended learning
                                                                                            that’s easily accessible to
       diversify your skillset
                                      options where you                                     me on the transport routes.”
                                      study via evening
                                                                                            Emma Palfrey
                                      classes and online
                                                                                            FdA Tourism Management

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                       QUALITY TEACHING,
                       PERSONAL TO YOU
                       UCEN Manchester is living proof that
                       the best things come in the smallest
                       packages. From our smaller class sizes to
                       the high levels of one to one engagement
                       that our tutors offer, we are committed
                       to making your learning experience a
                       personal one that is big on quality!
                                                                     of students feel their course
                       IT’S PERSONAL                                   has provided them with
                                                                     opportunities to apply what
                       Our personal approach really sets us apart          they have learnt
                       from other higher education institutions.
                       By keeping class sizes small, our tutors
                       can really invest in getting to know                  85%
                                                                    of students feel that our staff
                       you, so that they can understand your
                       learning styles, the challenges you are      make the subject interesting
                       facing and your future ambitions. This

                       means that they can provide you with
                       tailored, personalised support that will
                       help you to achieve your potential.           of students feel their course
                                                                       has provided them with
                       EXPERT TUTORS                                opportunities to explore ideas
                       Our tutors are experts in their field,            or concepts in depth
                       with many either continuing to work
                       professionally in their sector or
                       holding prestigious industry standard
                       professional qualifications.
                       These close links to industry ensures that
                       our tutors have their finger on the pulse
                       of latest developments in industry that
                       they can then pass on directly to you!
                       Take a look at our latest National Student
                       Survey satisfaction ratings:

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     When you enrol at UCEN Manchester,
     you’ll automatically become a          SOCIETIES                                    CAMPAIGNS
     member of our Students’ Union,
                                            Whatever your hobbies or interests,          Our SU play an important role in raising
     which is active at all our campuses.
                                            our SU will help you find a society          awareness and driving change around
     Our SU is run by our students, for     (or societies) that is right for you. As     issues that matter to you. If you feel
     our students, and will help you        a member of one (or more) of our             strongly about something, our SU will
     make your time with us even more       societies, you will get the chance to        support you to deliver any campaigns
     personal. It provides fantastic        meet people with similar interests or        that you may wish to run. They’ll provide
     opportunities for you to meet new      get involved in something you’ve never       help every step of the way, from your
     people and get involved in a wide      tried before.                                initial idea all the way through to
     range of activities. Our SU is also                                                 achieving your aims and objectives.
                                            Our societies are wide-ranging and
     available to provide any support you
     might need to make your time here
                                            diverse. Over the years they’ve included
                                            everything from our African Caribbean        NUS
     even more enjoyable.
                                            Society to Creative Networking; Creative     Our SU is an affiliated member of the
                                            Writing to Film; Social to Debating;         National Union of Students (NUS),
                                            Enterprise to Football; and Gaming to        which represents the interests of over
                                            Knitting and LGBTQ+.                         seven million students (including UCEN
                                            But if we don’t have a society that          Manchester students) at a national level.
                                            appeals to you, you can always set-up        Being a member of the NUS also offers
                                            your own by getting in touch with our SU.    practical benefits, like the TOTUM card
                                            If you have a great idea for a new society   - the UK’s biggest and most widely
                                            or want to know more, email our SU at:       known student discount card. With prices
                                                           starting at £12 a year, a TOTUM card is a
                                                                                         great investment and will help you save
                                                                                         money all year round.
                                            Student representatives play a pivotal
                                            role in making sure that our student
                                            voice is heard and that all our students
                                            continue to have a great experience.
                                            Each student rep is democratically
                                            elected by their class and trained to
                                                                                         There is nothing more empowering
                                                                                         than having a voice. I found and grew
                                                                                         so much confidence in being a student
                                                                                         rep. When working towards your future
                                            represent students in their specific
                                            course area. All student reps work
                                                                                         career, you deserve to be on the course
                                            in partnership with staff at UCEN            that is right for you. Being a student rep
                                            Manchester to improve the student            is a great way of working with others
                                            experience. This covers everything from      and making your course more efficient
                                            teaching and learning, to assessment         for yourself and the other students.”
                                            and feedback, and the academic
                                            support provided by tutors. Student          Sadie Williams
                                            reps also feedback on resources,             BA (Hons) Acting for Live and Recorded Media
                                            facilities and learning opportunities.
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FEES                                                                                                                          FINANCES
                                           At UCEN Manchester we offer some of the lowest tuition
                                           fees in the UK. Our tuition fees are reviewed annually.
                                           The table below shows our 2020/21 tuition fees.

                                                                                                                                   As well as offering high quality courses, UCEN Manchester charge some of the lowest
                                                                                      Continuing             Continuing
                                                                    New                                                            tuition fees in the UK. There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford your
                                                                                    students who           students who
                                                                  students                                                         education and enjoy your time with us.
      PROGRAMMES                                                2020/21 cost
                                                                                     commenced              commenced
                                                                                    2019/20 cost          2018/19 cost per
                                                                 per annum
                                                                                      per annum               annum

      Pricing tier A range                                                                                                           TUITION FEE LOAN                                    MAINTENANCE LOAN
      BA (Hons) Acting for Live & Recorded Media                   £8,900               £8,900                 £8,900
      BA (Hons) Musical Theatre                                    £8,900               £8,900                 £8,900              Student Finance England (SFE) will provide you      A maintenance loan is available to help with
                                                                                                                                   with a loan for the full amount of your tuition     your living costs while in higher education (e.g.
      BA (Hons) Dance and Performance                              £8,900               £8,900                 £8,900              fees, providing you meet certain eligibility        accommodation, books and bills). All eligible
      BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance                            £8,900               £8,900                 £8,900              criteria. This can be found here: 			               students can get some maintenance support.
                                                                                                                                         The amount of money you can recieve
      BA (Hons) Vocal Studies and Performance                      £8,900               £8,900                   N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                       depends on where you live and study. The
      BA (Hons) Film and TV Production                             £8,900                 N/A                    N/A               The fees for our part-time courses will be
                                                                                                                                                                                       maximum loan available is £8,944 (based on
                                                                                                                                   charged on a pro-rata basis, depending on the
      FdA Film and TV Production                                   £8,900               £8,900                   N/A                                                                   living away from home, outside London). This
                                                                                                                                   number of credits being studied. This money
                                                                                                                                                                                       is paid directly into your bank account each
      Pricing tier B range                                                                                                         will be paid directly to UCEN Manchester. To
                                                                                                                                                                                       term. Maintenance loans have to be paid back,
                                                                                                                                   apply to Student Finance England, please visit:
      BA (Hons) Make-Up Artistry                                    £8000                 N/A                    N/A                                                                   but not until you have finished university and
                                                                                                                                                                                       are earning over £25,000 a year.
      BA (Hons) Special Effects Make Up Artistry                    £8000                 N/A                    N/A
                                                                                                                                   It is recommended that you apply for your
      FdA Make Up Artistry/FdA Special Effects                      £8000               £7,500                   N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                       The maintenance loan is paid directly to you
                                                                                                                                   loan by the May before you start your course,
      Make Up Artistry
                                                                                                                                                                                       in three instalments throughout the academic
                                                                                                                                   but SFE will accept applications after this. The
                                                                                                                                                                                       year. You will receive instalments in September,
      FdA Contemporary Photographic Practice                        £7500               £7,500                   N/A               tuition fee loan is only available for students
                                                                                                                                                                                       January and April.
                                                                                                                                   who haven’t already got a degree or UK
      Pricing tier C range                                                                                                         equivalent qualification. If you already have a     UCEN Manchester also offer a range of
      All other Full-Time Foundation Degrees and                                                                                   degree qualification, please contact us using the   discretionary bursaries and funds to help
                                                                   £7,000               £7,000                 £7,000
      Honours degrees and (Top-Up) Degrees                                                                                         details at the bottom of this page.                 break down barriers that may prevent you
                                                                                                                                                                                       from committing to study and reaching your
      Pricing tier D range                                                                                                         Further details on the tuition fees we
      Higher National Diploma (HND) (2 year course)                £7,000               £7,000                   N/A               charge, our fees and finance policy, and
                                                                                                                                   how to apply, can be found on our website:
      Higher National Diploma (HND) (1 year (Top-
                                                                   £7,000                 N/A                    N/A     
      Up) from HNC)
                                                                                                                                                                                         AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING?
      Higher National Certificate (HNC) (1 Year course)            £7,000                 N/A                    N/A
      University Preparatory Year Extended degrees                 £3,500                 N/A                    N/A
                                                                                                                                     UCEN MANCHESTER BURSARY                             Your eligibility for student funding will depend
                                                                                                                                                                                         on your nationality, residency, previous study
      Teacher Education                                                                                                                                                                  and the type of course you are applying for.
                                                                                                                                   The UCEN Manchester Bursary includes                  Depending on your personal circumstances,
      Certificate in Education                                       TBC               £3680                   £3585               consideration for financial support in a variety      you may be able to access extra funding, such
      PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in                                                                                    of ways, from progression, to living costs            as childcare allowance. Further information on
                                                                     TBC               £3680                   £3585
      Education                                                                                                                    and hardship issues. If you are struggling            the additional funds available can be found on
                                                                                                                                   with your day-to-day finances, make an                our website:
      PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education                     TBC               £3680                   £3585
                                                                                                                                   appointment with one of our ‘Future U’
      PGDipE Postgraduate Diploma in Education                       TBC               £3680                   £3585                                                                     If you have any questions about fees and
                                                                                                                                   Careers, Employability and Welfare Advisors
                                                                                                                                                                                         finance, please contact our ‘Future U’ Careers,
      BA/BA (Hons) Education and Professional                                                                                      who will work with you to maximise your
                                                                     TBC               £4430                   £4387                                                                     Employability and Welfare team on:
      Development                                                                                                                  income. We are here to guide you and offer
                                                                                                                                                                                         03333 222 444.
                                                                                                                                   support and, together, we can look at ways to
      Please visit for the latest information.                                                                improve your personal situation.
     Please note, this prospectus, course and pricing information is provided as a reference guide only and is subject to change
     by UCEN Manchester at any time. It is important that you check all course details including location, timetable and fees at
     enrolment as UCEN Manchester operates a no refund policy after the 14 day cancellation period, as outlined in the UCEN
     Manchester terms and conditions. Students should also refer to the Student Protection Plan which is published on the
     website. This information is correct at time of print (February 2020).
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     FULL TIME COURSES                                   YOUR UCAS BUZZWORD                                MATURE STUDENTS, OR THOSE NOT
                                                                                                           CURRENTLY AT SCHOOL OR COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                                        PART-TIME COURSES
                                                         If you are currently at school or college, you
     STARTING IN SEPTEMBER                               will need a buzzword from your tutor or           UCEN Manchester encourages all               STARTING IN SEPTEMBER
                                                         careers advisor. This is like a password unique   applications, including those from
     2021 AND JANUARY 2022                               to your school or college that allows you to      people who are returning to education        2021 AND JANUARY 2022
                                                         register your application with UCAS. Your         after a time away.
     If you are applying for a full-time Honours                                                                                                        If you are applying for an Honours Degree,
                                                         school or college will then add a reference
     Degree, Foundation Degree (including those                                                            You will still need to apply via UCAS as     Foundation Degree (including those with a
                                                         and submit your application.
     with a preparatory year), Higher National                                                             an independent applicant and write a         preparatory year), Higher National Certificate,
     Certificate or Diploma, you will need to            Your tutor or careers advisor can explain how     personal statement, which needs to be        Diploma or Teacher Education course, you will
     apply via UCAS. You can search for a course         you apply to UCAS and whether there are any       between 1,000 and 4,000 characters. This     need to apply directly to UCEN Manchester.
     on our website, or             internal deadlines you need to stick to.          is your opportunity to tell us about any     You can search for a course on our website
     through UCAS courses. Please note that not                                                            additional skills or experience you may      ( Please note, not all
                                                         DEADLINES FOR APPLYING
     all of our courses have both a September                                                              have, as well as why you want to study       of our courses have both September and
     and January start date. Please check the            Please check the UCAS website                     your chosen course. You can include          January start dates, check our website for
     website for further details.               for key application deadlines.       examples of voluntary or work experience,    further details.
                                                                                                           as well as career aspirations and personal
     You can start your application on UCAS apply                                                                                                       You will need to register on our website and
                                                                                                           qualities that will help you study.
     – you will need to register and create a user                                                                                                      fill in the application form. Once we have
     account. This means you can complete your                                                             You will also need to provide details of a   received your application, we will contact you
     application at your own speed and track your                                                          referee who can confirm your suitability     to make an offer, or invite you to interview.
     application after you have submitted it.                                                              to study at higher education level.
                                                                                                                                                        COSTS TO APPLY
     Remember, you can only submit one UCAS                                                                                                             Applying for a part-time course is free.
     application per cycle, so all the courses
     you want to apply for have to be on the                                                                                                            You can find further information about
     same application. There are some helpful                                                              PLEASE CONTACT US                            applying for courses and accepting any
     resources on the UCAS website if you                                                                                                               offers you receive on our website:
     encounter any problems.                                                                               FOR FURTHER DETAILS                 If you have any
     If you are applying to UCEN Manchester,                                                               ON: 0161 674 7777                            questions, our Admissions team will be able
                                                                                                                                                        to help you on: 0161 674 7777.
     you will need our institution code ‘M10’ for
     when you complete your UCAS application.                                                                                                           DEADLINES FOR APPLYING
     COSTS TO APPLY                                                                                                                                     Please check our website:
                                                                                                                                               for application
     To apply in 2021/22, the application fee is:
                                                                                                                                                        deadlines for 2020/2021 entry.
     •    £18 if you are applying to just one course*;
                                                                                                                                                        For September 2021 entry UCAS advises a
          or                                                                                                                                            deadline of 15 January 2021 to ensure equal
     •    £24 for multiple courses (and for late                                                                                                        consideration.
          applications sent after 30 June).                                                                                                             *If you opt for a single choice, you won’t be able to enter
                                                                                                                                                        UCAS EXTRA or UCAS Clearing, or make further choices,
     The costs for the 2021/221 academic year                                                                                                           but you can always pay the extra £6 if you want to access
     may differ, so please visit the UCAS website:                                                                                                      these UCAS services. for full details.

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