Acting for Live and Recorded Media

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University
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Course summary

TEF Silver

UCEN Manchester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The programme is designed to offer industry specific and creative units that develop artists for the future. The award will provide high quality vocational training and education for practitioners who can respond to the traditional and contemporary demands of the performance industry and its allied sectors. It will encourage graduates to develop a flexible approach to the processes by which performance is created, characterised by a committed and consistent professional work ethic that is able to adapt to different performance contexts. The course will foster in its graduates the ability to utilise critical and analytical skills in developing ideas and constructing arguments in order to produce their own work in terms of personal and professional development. The course aims to instil in its students an understanding of their chosen specialisms that will enable them to develop their careers upon graduation.

Course details


Examples of current modules- Year One Introduction to Screen Acting Tools Of The Trade 1 –The Naturalistic actor Preparing For Screen Acting Tools Of The Trade 2- Character and text Context and Guidance Year Two The Classical Text and acting Acting For Radio Modern and Contemporary Drama Year Three Acting Showcase Acting Showreel Audition Skills Negotiated Performance Project Performance Project 1 Performance Project 2

Assessment method

Alongside the practical work you will study one academic module which prepares you for a research project in your final year which may be performed or written.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW410
Institution code M10
Campus nameNicholls Campus
Campus codeN

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview. Availability for Skype interviews – for overseas/applicants who have to travel for first stage auditions. All applicants must attend the recall.

Additional entry requirements



Applicants are required to attend an audition to showcase their skills in acting and acting to camera. You will attend a morning of acting and acting to camera workshops. You may be asked to stay to be re-directed on your scenes and be interviewed.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

£100 clothing, Travel/Accommodation contribution for 3rd Year London Showcase: Approx £65

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30am Friday= 8.30am -4.00am August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Course Enquiry Team

03333 222 444

UCEN Manchester Admissions Department


International Admissions Office

+44 (0)1616741600

Acting for Live and Recorded Media at UCEN Manchester - UCAS