Course Summary The BA (Hons) Hair and Make Up for Screen and Film course has been created via in-depth and ongoing industry feedback coupled with a thorough knowledge of academic delivery of this specialist subject. This course reflects current high demands for professionally ready, technically skilled Hair and Make-Up graduates equipped with vital creative, practical and production skills to go into the industry. Fundamental to the delivery of this course, is the teaching of hair and make-up within the broader Screen and Film School environment. This unique symbiotic arrangement will enable students to hone specialist design skills in the classroom and test them out in live film projects. Thus, students will gain understanding of their place within film production and build a network of peers, alongside whom they can progress throughout their education and on, into the workplace. In Year 1, students will be introduced via core modules to fundamental design and application skills and will gain insight into roles and relationships within the hair and make-up departments and the wider industry. Modules introducing SFX (Special Effects) and collaboration will further enhance skills and the ability to support live film projects throughout the three years. This learning can be underpinned by short film productions taught in collaboration with BA Hons Production Design for Screen and Film and BA Hons Filmmaking enhancing an understanding of the film and related creative industries, critical analysis and overarching film craft. In Year 2, via specialist optional modules, students will further develop their skills in hair and make-up through theoretical and live projects focusing on design and application for both traditional and modern techniques. At the heart of this approach, is the wide breadth of specialisms on offer from the traditional crafts like wig-making to cutting edge prosthetics and digital SFX. The level 5 core modules will support the realisation of these skills with the production of two short form films, one in each semester. As students’ progress from Year 2 to Year 3 they will develop and refine their creative and technical proficiency, research methods and personal professional development. The final year also comprises of an in-depth personal design project and the development and production of a final live film in collaboration with BA Hons Production Design for Screen and Film and BA Hons Filmmaking students. The course will be delivered by experienced practitioners who combine their academic teaching with relevant and current professional practice
Level 4 Creative Industries and You- Finding your path Design and Inspiration Make Up and Hair Essentials Hair & Make-Up Design for Short Film 1 Practice, Context and Culture Collaboration, logistics and Continuity SFX Hair & Make-Up Design for Short Film 2 Level 5 Creative Industries- and You 2- Collaborative entrepreneurship Hair & Make-Up Design for Short Film 3 Creativity, Identity and Authenticity Hair & Make-Up Design for Short Film 4 Optional Modules: Period Make Up and Hair 1 SFX and Ageing 1 Hair dressing and Barbering 1 Wigs and Wig-Making and postiche 1 Prosthetics 1 Design and Digital VFX 1 Conceptual, Body Painting and Airbrushing 1 Realism and Naturalism in make-up and hair 1 Level 6 Final project Pre-Production for Hair & Make-Up Final Project Production Realisation for Hair and Make-Up Creative Industries and you 3- Professional practice Optional Module: Period Make Up and Hair 3 SFX and Ageing 3 Hair dressing and Barbering 3 Wigs and Wig-making and postiche 3 Prosthetics 3 Design and Digital VFX 3 Conceptual, Body Painting and Airbrushing 3 Realism and Naturalism 3
• Reflective Diaries or Portfolios • Presentations • Short Filmed Outcomes • Practical Skills • Collaborative Skills • Dissertation or Research Essay
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants that require a Student Visa to study can be accepted at the following locations: Screen and Film School Brighton
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21|
|PTE Academic||50||A minimum score of 50 overall. At least 42 must be achieved in all four skills|
We also accept the following qualifications: - ESOL Skills for Life Level B2 (Higher B2 on CEFR Scale) - IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C/4 or above - IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B/3 or above - International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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