UCEN Manchester

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


Year One
Introduction to Screen Acting
Tools Of The Trade 1 –The Naturalistic actor
Alexander Technique
Preparing For Screen Acting
Tools Of The Trade 2- Character and text
Context and Guidance

Year Two
Classical Text and acting
Alexander Technique
Acting For Radio
TV Production
Critical Context

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 code W410
Institution code M10
Campus name Nicholls Campus
Campus code N

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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

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

Where the student is a mature applicant, the college may choose to reduce the required UCAS tariff points if the applicant can demonstrate appropriate experience of their chosen specialism. However, this will be subject to the agreement of the head of department.
Entry to this pathway at levels 2 and 3 can only happen in exceptional circumstances, and given its intensive actor training, this programme is not a standard top-up route for foundation degree graduates.

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

Course contact details

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Course Enquiry Team

UCEN Manchester Admissions Department

International Admissions Office

+44 (0)1616741600