Get prepared for the TV and film industries as a Prosthetics and Special Effects Make-up artist. Develop the fascinating skills of life casting and mould making, and learn how to transform your designs and ideas to a complete character. Student focus is on the design, manufacture and application of prosthetic make-up for stage and screen. Learners are exposed to industry-standard techniques, linking both artistic expressions with key workshop manufacturing fundamentals. Each level of study will engage and challenge the student to expand upon their skillset, using a variety of materials within specific professional contexts. By exploring a wide range of materials and practices, students will have the chance to explore every aspect of the special make-up effects artist’s role within the industry. Designs and ideas will materialize through experimentation, and a comprehensive portfolio will emerge - allowing graduates to effectively promote themselves as both creative and highly competent technicians. Our students come from a range of creative backgrounds with disciplines in art & design, media makeup and model making. The learning environment is inclusive and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and age range. The transferable skills that we instill in our students require nothing more than dedication and a desire to learn the craft of these “behind the scenes” practices. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
Level 4 – Year 1 Casualty Simulation Mask Making Techniques Media, Arts and Society Life Casting and Moulding Character Transformation Anatomy and Lifelike Sculpture Level 5 – Year 2 Prosthetic Techniques 1 Prosthetic Techniques 2 Creative Practitioner Critical Approaches Creature Design and Sculpture Researching the Arts Level 6 – Year 3 Dissertation Preliminary Practical Project Professional Identity and Employability Final Major Project
Written assignments, practical projects, dissertation and final major project.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.
In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, and will carry out a bespoke assignment in order to assess their academic potential and relevant experience.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
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University Centre Grimsby
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