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                   *   Welcome                                             CONTENTS
                                                                           REASONS TO CHOOSE US                                04
                       As you start making decisions on your next
of our students        steps in education, we’re delighted that you
                                                                           INVESTMENT IN YOU                                   06

go on to work          are considering UCEN Manchester to help you         OUR CITY                                             12

                       find your future.                                   STUDENT SUPPORT                                      14
or further
                       Our personal approach aims to provide you           OUR PARTNERS AND INDUSTRY LINKS                      16
study within           with all the support and flexibility you require    OUR APPROACH                                         18
six months of          to have a fantastic career – regardless of your
                                                                           PROGRESSION ROUTES                                  22
                       individual circumstances.
graduating.                                                                OUR PROGRAMMES                                      24
                       This approach transcends everything we do,
                                                                           The Arden School Of Theatre                         26
                       from our delivery of first class technical and
                       professional education delivered in smaller,        Business and Management                             36
                       more personal class sizes, to our wide ranging      Computing                                           42
                       student support service, Future U, that aims        Construction and The Built Environment              50
                       to help you break down any barrier that may         Creative Arts and Digital Media                     54
                       impact your study or life.                          Criminology, Public Services and Policing           68
                                                                           Healthcare, Childhood Studies and Social Sciences   74
                       We are here to help you take your next steps
                                                                           Make-Up Artistry and Special Effects                82
                       and achieve the qualification that will shape
                                                                           Manchester Film School                              88
                       your future career. We hold Teaching Excellence
                                                                           Performing Arts and Music                           92
                       Framework (TEF) Silver status that recognises
                                                                           Sport, Coaching and Physical Activity               98
                       our excellent study programmes and high quality
                                                                           Teacher Education                                   104
                       teaching and learning. Our tutors are experts
                                                                           Access to Higher Education                          112
                       in their chosen industries, passionate about
                                                                           Higher Level Professional Qualifications            120
                       ensuring that you gain the right knowledge and
                       skills for success. This leads to our students      STUDENTS’ UNION                                     126
                       reporting high levels of satisfaction through the   FEES AND FINANCE                                    128
                       annual National Student Survey (NSS).
                                                                           HOW TO APPLY                                        130
                       Our graduate statistics speak for themselves:
                       95%* of our students go on to work or further
                       study within six months of graduating.
                       Everything we do is about preparing you for
                       a successful career. If you invest your time in
recognises our         education with us, we will not only give you the
excellent study        personal support you require but also the best
programmes             opportunities to ensure your success.
and high quality
                       We hope to see you soon.
teaching and
learning.

                                                                           We have built extensive academic, quality and professional
* 2017 DLHE data
                                                                           relationships with our partners. These ensure that our students receive
                                                                           the highest standards of academic quality in their studies with us.
                       Michael Walsh
                       Dean of UCEN Manchester

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REASONS
     We know that choosing where you               As you embark on this next stage of your

                                                                                                                “        “I HAVE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE

                                                                                                 WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
     will study next can be daunting. So           educational journey, you will be looking                              AND FELT WELL SUPPORTED.”
     we’ve pulled together some of the             for somewhere that meets your individual
     best reasons why UCEN Manchester is           study needs and offers the right support
                                                   for you. Our personal approach that                                   “THE COURSE HAS HELPED ME TO BE
     the place for you to find your future.                                                                              PREPARED FOR THE INDUSTRY I’M
                                                   provides tailored, personalised support
     As you look to start or continue your         means you will have everything you need                               GOING INTO.”
     studies, at the forefront of your mind will   to succeed! What’s more we offer small
     be having all the skills you need to access   class sizes that create close relationships
                                                                                                                         “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
     are in employment or further study within                                                                           THEIR EXPERIENCE IS INVALUABLE.”

                                                     81%
     six months of completing their course*,
     which is a fantastic reason to join us.
                                                                                                                         “THERE IS A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE AND
     With your long-term goals fixed on a            average NSS satisfaction
                                                     score 2019
                                                                                                                         SUPPORT FROM OTHER STUDENTS. SOME
     rewarding career, you’ll want to be 100%
                                                                                                                         TUTORS GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR

                                                              10
     certain that any course will be equipping
                                                                                                                         THEIR STUDENTS.”
     you with skills that are relevant to your
     chosen industry. At UCEN Manchester
                                                     top
                                                     vocational schools for
     we boast exclusive industry links and           criminology worldwide                                               “YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO WORK
     employer partnerships across all industry                                                                           WITH CURRENT AND PAST INDUSTRY
     sectors. This not only helps us to keep our
                                                              10
                                                                                                                         PROFESSIONALS.”
     offer current and provide you with work
     experience opportunities, but also enables
                                                     top
                                                     for Further Education colleges                                      “SMALL CLASS NUMBERS ENSURE
     you to develop relationships with potential
                                                     at the Whatuni Student                                              STAFF ARE AVAILABLE. LOTS OF WORK
     employers for after you graduate.
                                                     Choice Awards 2018 and 2019                                         EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES AND THE
                                                                                                                         COURSE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT, THE
                                                                                                                         OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE.”
     *DHLE 17/18
                                                                                                                         *NSS 2019

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NVESTMEN
                       Scheduled to open in 2022, our
                       £140m investment in the future of all

    £140               our students, will provide exceptional
                       undergraduate study facilities along
                       with access to outstanding student
                       services and support.
                       UCEN Manchester was established
                       as a Higher Education (HE)
                       provider in its own right in 2018,
                       after offering an established HE
                       curriculum for many years as part
                       of The Manchester College.
                       Our brand new City Centre Campus,
                       located adjacent to Victoria
                       Station and the Manchester Arena
                       is where most of the investment
                       in your future will be made. This
                       new landmark building will feature
                       dedicated HE spaces, with first-class
                       equipment and teaching facilities,
                       along with innovative spaces for
                       learning and collaboration.

                                                                                                               “
                       We will also be investing more than
                       £25m in the refurbishment of our
                       Openshaw Campus, to provide a
                       leading-edge environment for our
                       students, with class-leading sports
                       and training facilities.
                       UCEN Manchester provides over
                       100 Higher Education programmes
                       from Higher National and
                       Foundation Degrees, through to BA
                       (Hons) and BSc (Hons) Degrees.                                                          WE ARE COMMITTED TO
                       Creating progressive pathways                                                           PROVIDING OUTSTANDING
                       helps our students to achieve at a                                                      FACILITIES TO TRAIN AND
                       pace which suits, with support to                                                       EDUCATE OUR HIGHER
                       ensure you will succeed on your                                                         EDUCATION STUDENTS,
                       personal journey.                                                                       EQUIPPING THEM TO BE WORK-
                                                                                                               READY FOR THE EMPLOYER
                                                                                                               DEMANDS OF THE REGION,
                                                                                                               RAISING THEIR ASPIRATIONS
                                                                                                               AND EMPOWERING THEM TO
                                                                                                               ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS.”

                                                                                                               MICHAEL WALSH, DEAN OF
                                                                                                               UCEN MANCHESTER

                                                                Artist impressions of the City Centre Campus

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YOUR FUTURE
     CITY CENTRE CAMPUS                             OPENSHAW CAMPUS
     Centre of Excellence for Creative and          Centre of Excellence for Health and
     Digital Industries                             Wellbeing (including Sport)
     Our new build will be a landmark building      Sport students will have exclusive use of
     in the centre of Manchester inspired by        a new six court sports hall which will host
     our City’s rich industrial heritage.           five-a-side football, netball, basketball,
                                                    badminton, volleyball and more.
     Located opposite the Arena and
     Manchester Victoria Station, it is the first   There will be a brand new outdoor
     of a two-phase* vision for the site, and       artificial pitch, ready to host football and
     will become the home of the ‘Centre            American football, with an on-site gym,
     of Excellence for Creative and Digital         a professional standard strength and
     Industries’, and the ‘Arden School of          conditioning room and a sports laboratory.
     Theatre’ and ‘Manchester Film School’.
                                                    For our healthcare students, the new
     It will boast two industry-standard            health suite will provide a state-of-the-art
     theatres and two film studios as well as       hospital ward including an infectious
     media, digital computing and editing           disease area, a care room and a fully-
     suites, recording and photography              functioning teaching and training nursery
     studios, dance studios and rehearsal           space and baby room.
     rooms and bespoke practical spaces
                                                    Centre of Excellence for Construction
     for creative arts, media make-up and
                                                    and Logistics
     special effects. The campus will open in a
     phased basis from spring 2022.                 Construction students will be taught
                                                    in new workshops for a wide range of
     *Phase two will see the creation of
                                                    specialist and trade programmes, with
     a Centre of Excellence for Business,
                                                    electrical testing, brickwork, plumbing,
     Financial and Professional Services on
                                                    plastering, painting and decorating,
     the same site, following completion of
                                                    carpentry and joinery and a multi-
     the first and subject to the securing of
                                                    disciplinary area for larger projects.
     additional funding.
                                                    There will also be a new immersive
     CITYLABS CAMPUS                                technologies laboratory and machine
                                                    workshops, providing the perfect
     Centre of Excellence for Access to
                                                    learning environment for motor vehicle
     Higher Education
                                                    and engineering students.

                                                                                                   CAMPUSES
     Located at the heart of the booming
     healthcare and health sciences innovation      SHENA SIMON
     quarter, near Manchester’s major
     specialist hospitals, our Citylabs site        Some areas of the business curriculum
     will enable people to gain the specialist      will be provided out of our Shena Simon
     access qualifications they need for higher     Campus, near to Piccadilly station, until
     education university courses in medicine,      we develop Phase 2 of our City Centre
     biomedical sciences and more.                  site.

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CAMPUS
                                                                                                                                                                    Blackley
                                                                                            Our Estates Strategy
                                                                                            includes a comprehensive
                                                                                                                                     Crumpsall

     LOCATIONS
                                                                                            plan to ensure students and
                                                                                            applicants receive important                                        HARPURHEY
                                                                                            information as it is available                                                      Moston
                                                                                            to ensure a smooth transition
                                                                                                                                                                                             Failsworth

     SUBJECT AREA                   SEPTEMBER 2021                 SPRING - AUTUMN 2022*

     THE ARDEN SCHOOL
                                    Nicholls Campus                New City Centre Campus
     OF THEATRE
                                    Openshaw Campus
     BUSINESS AND                                                                                                   NEW CAMPUS
                                    Fielden Campus                 Shena Simon Campus
     MANAGEMENT
                                    St John’s Campus
                                                                                                                                   Manchester

     COMPUTING                      Openshaw Campus                New City Centre Campus
                                                                                                           ST JOHN’S                                     NICHOLLS                 Openshaw
     CONSTRUCTION AND THE
                                    Openshaw Campus                Openshaw Campus
     BUILT ENVIRONMENT                                                                                                    SHENA SIMON
                                                                                                                                                              Ardwick
     CREATIVE ARTS AND              Fielden Campus
                                                                   New City Centre Campus
     DIGITAL MEDIA                  Northenden Campus                                                                                                                          OPENSHAW

     CRIMINOLOGY AND                Openshaw Campus                Openshaw Campus
     SOCIAL JUSTICE                                                                                                                       CITYLABS
                                    St John’s Campus               Shena Simon Campus

     HEALTH AND CARE
                                    Openshaw Campus                Openshaw Campus
     PROFESSIONS

     MAKE-UP ARTISTRY AND           Fielden Campus
                                                                   New City Centre Campus                                                    Moss Side
     SPECIAL EFFECTS                Northenden Campus

     MANCHESTER
                                    Fielden Campus                 New City Centre Campus
     FILM SCHOOL
                                    Fielden Campus                                                                      FIELDEN
     PERFORMING ARTS
                                    Nicholls Campus                New City Centre Campus
     AND MUSIC
                                    Shena Simon Campus

     SPORTS AND
                                    Openshaw Campus                Openshaw Campus
     EXERCISE SCIENCE                                                                                                          Didsbury
                                                                                                    NORTHENDEN
     TEACHER EDUCATION              Fielden Campus                 Shena Simon Campus

     ACCESS TO 		                   CityLabs Campus                CityLabs Campus
     HIGHER EDUCATION               St John’s Campus               Shena Simon Campus                             Northenden

     i
         For further information on your course, campus developments
         and to apply visit: ucenmanchester.ac.uk
         *Information correct at time of print (February 2020)

                                                                                                              WYTHENSHAWE

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ARTS AND CULTURE                                RETAIL SHOPPING
                                                                                           Whether you’ve come to study performing         Manchester is home to countless high-quality
OUR CIT                                                                                    arts or not, the Manchester theatre scene
                                                                                           provides breath-taking inspiration. Local
                                                                                           and international shows grace the stages
                                                                                           including the Opera House, Palace Theatre,
                                                                                                                                           shops, from independent boutiques and
                                                                                                                                           bargain stores to high street favourites. Even
                                                                                                                                           if you just feel like a spot of window shopping,
                                                                                                                                           there is plenty of choice throughout the city.
                                                                                           Royal Exchange, HOME, Contact Theatre,
                                                                                                                                           Online shopping might be popular, but there is
                                                                                           The Lowry and beyond.
                                                                                                                                           no substitute for experiencing the sights and
                                                                                           Manchester is the birthplace of music           sounds of Manchester while you explore this
                                                                                           royalty including The Stone Roses, Oasis,       retail heaven.
                                                                                           Blossoms, Happy Mondays, Joy Division,
                                                                                           The Courteeners, Elbow, and Bugsy Malone.
                                                                                           Alongside our music icons are our iconic        SPORTS AND LEISURE
                                                                                           venues: the MEN Arena, Band on the Wall,
                                                                                                                                           Cycle, ski, swim or simply stick to spectating:
                                                                                           Apollo, The Ritz, Manchester Academy, Deaf
                                                                                                                                           Manchester is a sporting city like no other,
                                                                                           Institute, Victoria Warehouse and Hidden.
                                                                                                                                           and home to iconic football teams Manchester
                                                                                           We might just be a Champagne Supernova
                                                                                                                                           United and Manchester City, SportCity, our
                                                                                           of a city.
                                                                                                                                           National Cycling Centre and a range of
                                                                                           FOOD AND DRINK                                  facilities for athletics are just minutes from
                                                                                                                                           our Openshaw Campus.
                                                                                           As a melting pot of culture Manchester offers
                                                                             Castlefield   a wide variety of traditional and fusion food
                                                                                           from across the globe. We boast incredible
                                                                                           east meets west street food, craft beers and
                   Welcome to Manchester, a city built on the
                                                                                           gin, fast paced dumpling houses, buzzing
                   industrial revolution with one of the best                              bars and bakeries to keep you full and happy.
                   soundtracks you could ask for. Here you’ll find
                   hard working, brilliant people from all kinds of
                   backgrounds, shaping their future and the city.
                   Manchester is a brilliant city to live in and is home
                   to one of the largest student populations across
                   the UK. Whether you’re here for the industry links,
                   culture, sport or just to learn this lively city offers
                   something for everyone.
                   Old meets new with an ever changing skyline
                   mingling amongst Victorian architecture.
                   Alongside historic museums and architecture
                   lie contemporary institutions, buzzing bars,
                   museums and more.

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ADVICE AND GUIDANCE                            HEALTH AND WELLBEING
                                                                                            It is our job to make sure you leave UCEN      Disability and student support
                                                                                            Manchester on the path to a successful
                                                                                                                                           Many people with learning difficulties or
                                                                                            career, one that you are passionate about.
                                                                                                                                           disabilities choose to study with us, not
                                                                                            We are here for you if you need help
                                                                                                                                           only because of the range of courses we
                                                                                            exploring your career or progression
                                                                                                                                           offer but the way we deliver them. At
                                                                                            options, if you are unsure about your next
                                                                                                                                           UCEN Manchester we offer something
                                                                                            steps or long-term goals or if you just want
                                                                                                                                           different and more personal.
                                                                                            to talk to someone about your future.
                                                                                                                                           Our team is here to support you from the
                                                                                            All our advisors are highly qualified,
                                                                                                                                           moment you sign up, your enrolment and
                                                                                            Matrix accredited professionals, which
                                                                                                                                           throughout your studies. Our specialist
                                                                                            means they can help you find your
                                                                                                                                           Disability Advisors will make sure you
                                                                                            perfect career and plan your personal
                                                                                                                                           have the assistance you need in lectures
                                                                                            route to get there. They can offer you
                                                                                                                                           and exams. They will help you to discuss
                                                                                            Careers Education, Information, Advice
                                                                                                                                           any required adjustments with your
                                                                                            and Guidance whenever you need it.
                                                                                                                                           tutors, provide equipment loans and
                                                                                                                                           support you in applying for Disabled
                                                                                            LIBRARIES AND 		                               Students Allowance (DSA) funding.

                                                         “
                                                                                            ACADEMIC SUPPORT
                                                                                                                                           You can tell us about your disability
      YOUR DEDICATED SUPPORT TEAM                                                           Our campus libraries stock the books           or learning difficulties on your UCAS
                                                                                            and resources you will need to help you        application form, or during enrolment.
      Our role is to ensure that we help you break                                          in your studies. We hold titles across         If you want to talk to us in more detail,
                                                         For people that struggle
      down any barriers that may impact your                                                all subject areas and also have a large        please contact our Higher Education
                                                         academically like me, there is a
      study or life, so that you are supported to                                           collection of online resources, including      (HE) Disability Team by email: DSA@
                                                         lot more support here than you
      succeed with us and go on to flourish in a                                            professional and academic journals             ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk or call: 07730 619177
                                                         would get at other provisions. I
      rewarding career.                                                                     as well as specialist subject materials.
                                                         honestly can’t thank my tutors
      Our team works to provide you with all the         enough for the help and support    Our online resources can be accessed           MENTAL HEALTH
      support you might need, when you need it.          they have given me especially      24 hours a day and our library staff
                                                                                            are available during the day to assist         Alongside our on campus counselling
      We will support your learning in a way that        when I fell behind due to being
                                                                                            you with any enquiries. We also offer          offer, we’re also working with partner
      suits you, through study skills sessions, advice   in hospital.
                                                                                            introductory workshop sessions to help         agencies to help equip students with
      on careers, employability or your finances.
                                                         They kept me updated via           you find your way around our services.         the skills to deal with and improve their
      We’ll go the extra mile to ensure that your
                                                         email and continuously went                                                       own wellbeing as part of our Mental
      personal overall experience is the best it                                            Skills4study Campus
                                                         over things until I understood                                                    Health Strategy. This aims to ensure that
      could possibly be.
                                                         them. Without that support, I      Skills4Study Campus is an interactive          students are prepared for any stresses
      UCEN Manchester’s mission is to improve            don’t think I would be doing as    e-learning resource, offering a range of       and know how to deal with them,
      the lives of those we work with through            well as I am.”                     activities to help you sharpen the skills      helping them cope with any personal or
      education and our support services are                                                you need for learning. Modules include         professional challenges whilst they are
      here to ensure your investment in your             Angela Ward, FdA Special           getting ready for academic study,              studying and giving them skills they can
      future is supported and encouraged at              Effects Make Up Artistry.          research principles and exam skills. You       use for life.
      every stage, from application to graduation.                                          will be provided with a personal account
                                                                                            giving you access to the whole package
                                                                                            throughout your time with us.

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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.

     Validated and accredited by:

                                                                                    INDUSTRY EXPERTS               WORK PLACEMENTS              EMPLOYABILITY TEAM
                                                                                    The majority of our            At UCEN Manchester,          All our advisors are highly
                                                                                    academic, professional         work placements sit          qualified, Matrix accredited
                                                                                    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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FLEXIBLE
     APPROACH
     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
                                           lessons

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HOW WE
 TEACH
                       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!
                                                                             84%
                                                                     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

                                                                             86%
                       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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PERSONAL PROGRESS
DEPARTMENT              LEVEL 4                       LEVEL 5
                        HND Technical Theatre and Production Arts
                                                                                 LEVEL 6                       DEPARTMENT             FOUNDATION YEAR LEVEL 4

                                                                                                                                                               FdA Make-Up Artistry
                                                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL 5          LEVEL 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                       BA (Hons) Make-Up Artistry
                        BA (Hons) Acting for Live and Recorded Media                                                                                                                                   (Top-Up)
                                                                                                                                      Preparatory Year
                                                                                                               MAKE-UP ARTISTRY AND                                                                    BA (Hons) Special Effects
THE ARDEN SCHOOL OF     BA (Hons) Dance and Performance                                                                               Extended Degree
                                                                                                               SPECIAL EFFECTS                                                                         Make-Up Artistry (Top-Up) or
THEATRE                 BA (Hons) Musical Theatre                                                                                     Programme                FdA Special Effects Make-Up Artistry
                                                                                                                                                                                                       BA (Hons) Make-Up Artistry
                        BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance                                                                                                                                              (Top-Up)
                        BA (Hons) Vocal Studies and Performance
                                                                                                               DEPARTMENT             LEVEL 4                          LEVEL 5                        LEVEL 6
                        HNC Business                  HND Business
                                                                                                               MANCHESTER FILM                                                                        BA (Hons) Film and TV
BUSINESS AND            FdA Business Management                                                                                       FdA Film and TV Production
                                                                                                               SCHOOL                                                                                 Production (Top-Up)
MANAGEMENT              FdA Tourism Management                                                                                        HNC Performing Arts (Acting)
                        FdA Events Management                                                                                         HNC Performing Arts
                        HND Computing                                            BSc (Hons) Computing          PERFORMING ARTS AND    (Musical Theatre)
                                                                                 (Top-Up)                      MUSIC
                        FdSc Computing                                                                                                HNC Performing Arts (Dance)
                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Computer                                  BA (Hons) Creative Music Professions
                        FdSc Computer Network Engineering                        Network Engineering                                                                                                  BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching
COMPUTING                                                                        (Top-Up)                                             FdSc Sport Coaching*
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and School Sport (Top-Up)*
                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Computer           SPORT, COACHING AND
                        FdSc Computer Network Security                                                         PHYSICAL ACTIVITY      FdSc Exercise, Physical Activity and Health*                    BSc (Hons) Applied Sport
                                                                                 Network Security (Top-Up)                                                                                            and Exercise Science
                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Software                                  FdSc Sport Science: Strength and Conditioning*                  (Top-Up)*
                        FdSc Software Development
                                                                                 Development (Top-Up)
                                                                                                               DEPARTMENT             LEVEL 5                         LEVEL 6                         LEVEL 7
                        HNC Construction and
CONSTRUCTION AND THE                                                                                                                  Cert Ed Certificate in          BA (Hons) Education and
                        the Built Environment
BUILT ENVIRONMENT                                                                                                                     Education (Lifelong             Professional Development
                        (Construction)
                        HNC Creative Media           HND Creative Media          BA (Hons) 3D Modelling and                           Learning) In-Service            (Top-Up)
                        Production (Animation and    Production (Animation and   Animation for Games and                                                              PGCE Professional
                        Motion Graphics)             Motion Graphics)            Media (Top-Up)                                                                       Graduate Certificate
                        HND Art and Design Product Design (Jewellery)                                                                                                 in Education (Lifelong
                        HND Art and Design Fashion                                                                                                                    Learning) In-Service
                                                                                 BA (Hons) Creative Media
CREATIVE ARTS AND                                                                                              TEACHER EDUCATION
                        HND Art and Design (Arts Practice)                       and Visual Communication                                                                                             PGCE Postgraduate
DIGITAL MEDIA
                        FdA Contemporary Photographic Practices                  (Top-Up)                                                                                                             Certificate in Education
                        FdA Graphic Design and Advertising                                                                                                                                            (Lifelong Learning)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      In-Service
                                                                                 BA (Hons) 3D Modelling and
                        FdA 3D Modelling and Animation for Games and Media       Animation for Games and                                                                                              PFDipE Postgraduate
                                                                                 Media (Top-Up)                                                                                                       Diploma in Education
                                                                                 BA (Hons) Criminology and                                                                                            (Lifelong Learning)
                        FdA Criminology and Criminal Justice                                                                                                                                          In-Service
                                                                                 Criminal Justice (Top-Up)
CRIMINOLOGY, PUBLIC                                                              BA (Hons) Public Services
SERVICES AND POLICING                                                            and Social Justice (Top-Up)                                                                                                      *subject to approval

                        HNC Policing

                        HNC Applied Sciences
                        HNC Healthcare Practice for HND Healthcare Practice for
                                                                                BA (Hons) Integrated Health
HEALTHCARE,             England (Integrated Health  England (Integrated Health
                                                                                and Social Care (Top-Up)
CHILDHOOD STUDIES       and Social Care)            and Social Care)                                                                       The majority of our courses from Level 4 have a pathway
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES                                                             BA (Hons) Childhood and                                    through to Level 5 and full BA / BSc Honors at Level 6.
                        FdA Childhood and Youth Studies
                                                                                Youth Studies (Top-Up)
                        BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology                                                                                      Our flexible approach ensures most courses can be taken
                                                                                                                                           full-time or part-time, allowing you to study at the pace
                                                                                                                                           which suits your lifestyle and personal commitments.

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PERSONAL
                                                                      Our flexible, personal approach enables our students to
                                                                      learn and progress at a pace which suits them.

     CHOICE
                                                                               POST-GRADUATE STUDIES

                                                                     Level 7
                                                                               These are mostly for a Professional or Postgraduate Certificate in Education
                                                                               (PGCE), programmes for future teachers, or those working in Education in
                                                                               alternative settings.

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                                                                                                                 BA/BSc (HONS) (TOP-UP)

                                                                     Level 6
     BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT_______________________________ 36                                                   One year programme for Level 5 qualified students
                                                                                                                 to gain an Honours degree.
     COMPUTING_______________________________________________ 42

     CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT________________ 50                 BACHELOR OF ARTS/
                                                                               SCIENCE (BA/BSc)                                         HIGHER NATIONAL
     CREATIVE ARTS AND DIGITAL MEDIA__________________________ 54                                                                       DIPLOMA (HND)
                                                                               HONOURS

                                                                     Level 5
                                                                                                                 FOUNDATION             A two year commitment
     CRIMINOLOGY, PUBLIC SERVICES AND POLICING________________ 68              Most of our subject areas
                                                                               have either a Level 6 award,      DEGREE (Fd)            to gain a Level 5 award, or
                                                                                                                 (FdA) (FdSc)           this can be a (Top-Up) year
     HEALTHCARE, CHILDHOOD STUDIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES______ 74                three year Honours degree,
                                                                                                                 A two year Level 5     from a HNC.
                                                                               or one year (Top-Up) degree.
     MAKE-UP ARTISTRY AND SPECIAL EFFECTS____________________ 82                                                 award; students can
                                                                                                                 then progress to a
                                                                                                                 one year (Top-Up)
                                                                                                                                        HIGHER NATIONAL
     MANCHESTER FILM SCHOOL_________________________________ 88                                                                         CERTIFICATE (HNC)
                                                                                                                 degree to obtain an

                                                                     Level 4
                                                                                                                 Honours degree.        A Level 4 qualification,
     PERFORMING ARTS AND MUSIC______________________________ 92                                                                         allowing progression onto
                                                                                                                                        higher level study.
     SPORT, COACHING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY___________________ 98

     TEACHER EDUCATION_____________________________________ 104
                                                                               FOUNDATION YEAR                                  ACCESS TO
     ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION_____________________________   112             A one year programme added onto your             HIGHER EDUCATION

                                                                     Level 3
                                                                               foundation/bachelors degree that is              Typically a one year programme to
     HIGHER LEVEL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS______________ 120                designed for potential students who have         enable learners from a wide range of
                                                                               the ability to study for a degree but do not     backgrounds to gain the necessary
                                                                               meet the requirements for direct entry into      skills and experience to progress
                                                                               undergraduate-level programmes.                  onto higher level qualifications.

                                                                               Complete a full Honours degree in three years: The majority of our subjects allow you
                                                                               to study a two year Foundation Degree or HND then go straight onto a one year Top-Up
                                                                               BA or BSc Honours degree, giving you a full Honours degree in just three years.

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           For further information on your course, campus developments
           and to apply visit: ucenmanchester.ac.uk/arden

     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
     Choreographers.
                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                     environment:
                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                     professionals
                                          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 for Live and Recorded Media
     + 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

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

                                                                                           VERNAL
                        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                                              • The Classic Text and Acting                                          Follies
                        • Showcase.                                                          • Acting for Radio                                                     White Christmas
                                                                                             • Skills for the Actor 2                                               42nd Street
                                                                                             • Modern and Contemporary Drama                                        Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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                                                                                             • Critical Context
                                                                                             • Screen Acting                                                        Kiss Me Kate
                                                                                             Year three                                                             Dracula
                                                                                             • Audition Skills                                                      Screen Credits include:
                                                                                             • Developing Professional Practice                                     Airline
                                                                                             • Musical Theatre Showcase Performance
                                                                                                                                                                    The Spy from Moscow
                                                                                             • Negotiated Research Project
                                                                                             • Presenting a Public Performance                                      The Long Firm
                                                                                             • Rehearsing and Presenting.                                           Coins in the Fountain

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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                                                          • Professional Collaboration
     performance festival in May.                                                              • International 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
                                                                                                                                                                      Manager
                                                                                                   • 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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          and to apply visit: ucenmanchester.ac.uk/business

     Business and
     Management
     FdA | HND | HNC

     With the business, events and tourism sectors continually growing
                                                                                                       Flexible approach ​                                     Reasons to study
     and evolving we’ll help you to develop the innovation, flexibility
                                                                                                                                                               Business and
     and resilience necessary to flourish in this industry. Our dynamic                                Our flexible approach to learning extends to how we
                                                                                                       deliver our courses. ​                                  Management:
     and exciting degree courses will give you the key skills and
     experience to thrive, whatever your goals.                                                        Our HNC and HND in Business can be studied with a mix
                                                                                                       of online and face to face contact hours.
                                                                                                                                                               1.   Industry led delivery

     Whether you want to explore the art
     of management, the logistics of human
                                                       Once enrolled we’ll work with you to
                                                       enhance your understanding of business
                                                                                                                                                               2.   Flexible timetabling and
                                                                                                                                                                    teaching approaches
     resource, the evolution of marketing,             disciplines while developing work specific      Validating partners:
     or want to progress into management               skills that are transferable in the industry.                                                           3.   Get the personal touch:
                                                                                                                                                                    you’ll be taught by
     within the Events and Tourism industry                                                                                                                         practising business
                                                       Previous students have thrived from their
     we’ll support you to find the right                                                                                                                            professionals
                                                       time with us and gone on to set up their
     course for you.
                                                       own companies, achieving promotions
                                                       and changing careers.                                                                                   4. Students have gone on to
                                                                                                                                                                  work at New York Bank,
                                                                                                                                                                    Social Chain and NHS

                                                                                                                                                               5.   One-to-one support

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                                        I’ve had so many opportunities here,
                                        such as being Student Governor for two
                                        years and now co-optee board member.
                                        And with small class sizes and more
                                        individualised learning, I’ve been able to
                                        reach my full potential.”
                                        Kimoni Bell
                                        FdA Business and Management

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Career outcomes       Business Management                                           Business        (Blended Learning)

     Business Management   Foundation Degree                                             HNC
     + Entrepreneur        All organisations need people with strong business skills.    This course has been designed around people working
     + Manager             At the end of your course, you’ll be equipped with the        and provides an opportunity to explore multiple
                           skills they need – a business professional with a global      topics and units that are extremely important in
     + Project Manager     mind-set, confident, able to lead teams, managing             today’s business environment. This includes business
                           operations, develop strategies, aware of key sustainability   law, accounting, and leadership and management
                           challenges and making leadership decisions.                   techniques. There are scheduled face to face contact
                                                                                         hours in the evening, with online material that will be
                           You will learn how to spot opportunities, adapt
                                                                                         available 24/7. This offers the flexibility to study around
                           to change, assess impact on stakeholders, and
                                                                                         your commitments. This independent study will involve
                           understand when and how to take risks. You’ll gain a
                                                                                         a range of online activities including pre-recorded
                           broad understanding of the business world, together
                                                                                         webinars, podcasts and reading material.
                           with fundamental skills like team-working and
                           problem-solving.                                              Examples of current content:
                           Examples of current content:                                  • Marketing Essentials
                                                                                         • Business and the Business Environment
                           • Global Concerns in Sustainable Development                                                                                   Career outcomes
                                                                                         • Business Law
                           • Innovation and Creativity Skills for Business
                                                                                         • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
                           • Accounting and FinTech for Managers                                                                                          Marketing
                                                                                         • Human Resource Management
                           • Understanding the Customer Experience
                                                                                         • Management Accounting                                          + Marketing Admin
                           • Managing People in a Contemporary Economy
                                                                                         • Management and Operations
                           • Digital Awareness and Professional Development                                                                               + Marketing Executive
                                                                                         • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set).
                           • Introduction to Human Resource Management
                                                                                                                                                          + Marketing and Events
                           • Introduction to Technology and Big Data
                                                                                                                                                            Officer
                           • Work-based Learning (Procedures, Policy and Practices).      D NN20 T 1 year B Pearson f 48
                           • Business Operations Management
                           • Work Based Learning: Procedures, Policy and Practice                                                                         Human Resource
                           • Employability Skills and Managing Your Digital Footprint                                                                     Management
                           • Social Innovation through Entrepreneurship                  HND
                                                                                                                                                          + HR Advisor
                           • Investigating Responsible Enterprise in a Global Context
                                                                                         Our new business modules align with the forever-
                           • Principles of Strategic Management                                                                                           + Learning and
                                                                                         changing business environment and, in the second year,
                           Specialism electives                                          you will develop a more extensive knowledge of the main            Development
                           • Marketing                                                   topics of business. Throughout the course, you will build        + Reward Officer
                             − Marketing Communications                                  your core skills and explore the complex issues affecting
                             − Sales and Marketing                                       business environments.
                           • Management
                             − Management Studies in Context                             Examples of current content:
                             − Managing People in a Legal Framework                      • Business Strategy
                           • Human Resource Management                                   • Organisational Behaviour
                             − Performance and Reward                                    • Business IT Systems
                             − Managing Across Cultural Boundaries.                      • Consumer Behaviour and Insight
                                                                                         • Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
                                                                                         • Research Project (Pearson-Set)
                            D NN12 T 2 years B Manchester Metropolitan University f 64   • Sales Management.

                                                                                          D TBC T 1 year B Pearson f HNC in a relevant subject area

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Career outcomes       Events Management                                               Tourism Management
     + Event Officer       Foundation Degree                                               Foundation Degree
     + Events Manager      Exploring both strategic and operational aspects of             With a wealth of tourist attractions in Manchester, this
     + Event Coordinator   the industry, you will develop the skills needed to plan,       course is ideal to help you achieve your dream of building
                           manage and execute all types of indoor and outdoor              or developing a career in this dynamic industry. You
     + Logistics           events, from conferences and exhibitions, to festivals and      will gain a real insight into being a manager, developing
                           sporting events. Through industry-relevant lectures and         your knowledge and understanding of how the tourism
                           working on live briefs, to visits from guest speakers and       industry operates. You will complete a work-based
                           work experience, you will expand your knowledge of the          placement, as well as working on live projects and hearing
                           industry and develop transferable practical skills in a real-   from industry speakers.
                           life environment.
                                                                                           Through industry relevant lectures and working on live
                           Examples of current content:                                    briefs, to visits from guest speakers and work experience,
                           • Exploring the Events Industry                                 you will expand your knowledge of the industry
                                                                                           and develop transferable practical skills in a real-life
                           • Introduction to Marketing                                     environment.
                           • Designing Creative Events                                     Examples of current content:
                           • Live Events Production                                        • Exploring the Tourism Industry                                 Career outcomes
                           • Legal Issues in Event Planning                                • Tourism Business Environment                                   + Tour Manager
                                                                                           • Introduction to Marketing                                      + Retail Manager
                           • Introduction to Finance
                                                                                           • Introduction to Finance
                           • Special Events and Festivals                                                                                                   + Tour Planner and
                                                                                           • Travel and Tourism Operations                                    Coordinator
                           • Business Tourism Events                                       • Tourist Behaviour
                                                                                                                                                            + Holiday Designer
                           • Live Events Management                                        • Tourist Destinations
                           • Research Methods                                              • Preparing for Industry
                           • Management Practices for Industry                             • Research Methods
                                                                                           • Business Tourism Events
                           • Digital Events Operations Management.
                                                                                           • Tourism and the Media
                                                                                           • Tourism Enterprise and Creativity
                            D N820 T 2 years B Manchester Metropolitan University f 64
                                                                                           • Sustainable Tourism
                                                                                           • Management Practices for Industry.

                                                                                            D M6Y6 T 2 years B Manchester Metropolitan University f 64

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          and to apply visit: ucenmanchester.ac.uk/computing

     Computing
     BSC (Hons) | FdSC | HND | HNC

     In our Computing department, we pride ourselves on our links with                            Flexible approach ​                                           Reasons to study
     key industry providers. We hold academy status with Cisco, Palo                                                                                            Computing:
                                                                                                  Our flexible approach to learning extends to how we
     Alto, Oracle, Juniper and VMWare. Our links with these leading
     providers shape our curriculum offer, so you get to experience
                                                                                                  deliver our courses. ​
                                                                                                                                                                1.   Academy status with
                                                                                                                                                                     Palo Alto, Cisco, VMWare,
                                                                                                  Start with a two-year foundation degree then finish with
     industry standard equipment and software.                                                    a one year (Top-Up) programme, or if you need, take a              Oracle and Juniper

     We are always looking for ways to                 Our department aim is to help you
                                                                                                  break, spend time in the industry and return to specialise.
                                                                                                                                                                2.   Industry expert tutors,
                                                                                                                                                                     recognised in the top
     enhance your academic experience by               develop your academic and research                                                                            10 and 25 per cent of
     encouraging development in professional           skills so that, in your final year,                                                                           Cisco Instructors as
     qualifications around your chosen                 regardless of specialism, so you are       Validating partners:
                                                                                                                                                                     ranked by students
     discipline and our close ties with industry       able to complete your own specialised
     providers allow us to embed their                 research project.                                                                                        3.   20 year partnership
                                                                                                                                                                     with Cisco
     industry practices into our unit content.
                                                       We’ll support your journey so that you
     This means that you are not only getting
     a degree but, at the same time, earning
                                                       can find and develop your passion within                                                                 4. Industry links and events
                                                       computing that will help you get your
     professional qualifications.
                                                       dream job, or give you the edge when it
                                                                                                  Industry partners:
                                                                                                                                                                5. Manchester   named
                                                                                                                                                                   top UK location for IT
     As a Cisco Support Centre and a Trainer           comes to promotions in the competitive                                                                        professionals to live and
     centre, if networking is your passion then        industry of computing.                     We work with industry leaders to ensure our students learn
                                                                                                                                                                     work by CompTIA UK
     we can support your journey from novice                                                      with the equipment and software to give them the skills
                                                                                                                                                                     Tech Town Index
     to trainer. For example, in partnership                                                      necessary to enter the industry.
     with global cybersecurity leader Cisco,
     we became one of the first academies in
                                                                                                                                                                6. Get the personal touch:
                                                                                                                                                                   you’ll be personally
     the UK and hosted a global networking                                                                                                                           taught by practising
     event here in Manchester.                                                                                                                                       industry professionals

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