Course Details

  • The award is designed to place students at the heart of their own learning, enabling them to take the step beyond foundation degree study in becoming autonomous thinkers, learners and creative practitioners and taking ownership of their own practice. It is envisaged that students will produce a high quality focused portfolio of work by the end of year.

    This course will enable creative media and visual communication practitioners to become critically reflective by developing skills of enquiry, analysis and synthesis, questioning and confronting the internal and external forces that provide the context for their work. To enable students to take a critical perspective on both current practice and likely future developments within creative media and visual communication the course aims to develop highly employable practitioners with a creative vision and key attributes that include, responsiveness, flexibility and resilience.

    Building upon their foundation degree experience, the award will offer a range of individual and collaborative experiences, enabling students to develop further their technical and craft skills towards industry readiness through intellectually challenging, industry facing creative assignments initially.

  • Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject is required. Students may be required to provide a portfolio / attend an interview to gauge the standard of their work to ensure they will succeed on a level 6 programme.

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

  • The course is assessed with one assignment per module. Students are encouraged to be creative through all assignments but must meet a certain criteria given by the tutor. Development of report writing and self-awareness / evaluation of own skills are built into assignments to enable students to develop themselves.

    Examples of assessments include:
    • Interview
    • Review / Tutorials
    • Group Assessment / Critique
    • Portfolio of project work
    • Project presentations
    • Personal Development / Digital Diary
    • Research.

    You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Students may progress to Masters awards across a range of disciplines depending on personal preference. Students may choose to study with Manchester Metropolitan University or another institution of their choice.

    Students have gained employment within the the media industry across a wide range of roles that have built on their areas they have specialised in during the course.

    Game design and visualisation industries
    3D modeller, concept designer, key animator, technical designer, effects artist and many more.

    Film and TV Production Industry
    Past students have worked in all the recognised Film and TV production roles and have worked on:
    James Bond 007 (Skyfall, Quantam, Spectre)
    Harry Potter
    Downton Abbey
    Peaky Blinders
    This is England ‘90
    Foyle’s War
    Captain America
    Last tango in Halifax
    Happy Valley.

    Photography Roles
    Students will be equipped to work directly in the photographic and digital media industry, careers on offer range from commercial photography, through freelance and magazine photojournalism to more specific areas such as scientific photography, medical photography and culinary photography.

    Graphic Design Industries
    Routes from this specialism can be traditional and entrepreneurial, as we encouraged and push learners’ to be proactive with our outstanding contextual curriculum.

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  • There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

     Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
     Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

    You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

    Fees, finance and funding page
  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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