Special Effects Make Up Design and Prosthetics at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS

University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Special Effects Make Up Design and Prosthetics

Course summary

This course is validated by the University of Hull.  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

Assessment method

Written assignments, practical projects, dissertation and final major project.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. All students are required to pay an annual Student Levy Fee of £250. This payment contributes towards bulk materials used in the workshop through out the academic year: Plaster, Silicone, fibreglass, clay etc. Students are required to purchase a specific kit containing materials and tools vital for prosthetic manufacture and application. The kit is priced at £400 and successful applicants will be instructed on how to order. Workshops, general materials and tools are provided by the course.
Special Effects Make Up Design and Prosthetics at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS