- Subject Area
- Performing Arts
- Age Group
Shena Simon Campus
(Full Time - 2 years)
Do you want to explore your acting skills in the heart of a vibrant, artistic city which is home to The Manchester International Festival? Join us and study with acting industry professionals within reach of professional venues and with access to industry level theatres.
You will further develop your performance skills and styles. You will learn about current industry trends and practices, both within theatre and the world of film and television. As well as this, we will prepare you for your next steps towards the industry helping you hone your audition skills and teaching you how to network and operate as a freelance performer. As part of this we will help you find industry relevent work experience.
Example units: film and tv, acting for auditions, contemporary theatre, site specific theatre, movement and voice.
Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.
Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll take part in a combination of practical performances and workshop assignments for this course, alongside some written coursework tasks, which could include historical research or theory and a log of your acting progress.
Continuing Your Journey
Our students have gone on to study at some of the top drama schools in the country, such as The Arden, Manchester School of Acting, E15, Guildford and Mountview to name but a few.Careers page
With this Level 3 qualification, you’ll have a number of relevant skills to start a career in the performing arts industry, or continue onto another course and develop your knowledge and abilities even further.
You could enrol on an HNC course in Acting, or advance onto a BA (Hons) degree in Acting for Live and Recorded Media at The Arden School of Theatre. Alternatively, you could explore a whole range of careers related to acting and performing arts, and like many of our past students could soon find yourself working in TV or film, theatre, production directing or teaching.
Fees, Finance & Funding
Depending on your current age, position and circumstances, there may be a fee for this course.Fees, finance and funding page
There are a number of different finance and funding options available to help you fund your academic studies with The Manchester College. These range from bursaries and grants to special loans for tuition fees. You can find out more about them on our dedicated Fees, Funding and Finance page.
Got a question?
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.Make an enquiry
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If you were born to perform – as an actor, a singer, a dancer or a musician – or even if you want to work behind the scenes, you’ll absolutely love the passion, enthusiasm and creative atmosphere that infects everyone in our Performing Arts department, here at The Manchester College.