UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Make-Up Artistry with University Preparatory Year Extended Degree Programme

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Course summary

UCEN Manchester recognises the diverse educational experience and backgrounds presented by students who wish to study Higher Education and this distinctive University Preparatory Year Extended Degree Programme in Make-up Artistry programme has been developed to act as an important stepping stone to support our students in gaining the experience and confidence required to start an undergraduate course. The Foundation Degree course prepares the students to engage and work as artistic practitioners across a broad range of artistic make-up disciplines, this is achieved through a number of modules which explore and engage students in developing an understanding of theoretical and professional practices through the development of critical, analytical and performance based skills. The course structure also encourages innovative ideas in visual imagery, exploring creativity and linking to the needs of the media make-up industry. The educational focus of the programme involves students building on existing knowledge and skills to enable their professional and academic development, and supports the concept of lifelong learning and continuing professional development. The student will develop a range of transferable skills and independent learning, promoting the development of high standards in communication in preparation for employment or further study There is a clear work-related element that reflects the need to apply knowledge and skills within the workplace and to make tangible links between theory and practice in the educational sector. This will not only provide students with valuable work-related experience but also greatly enhance their employability on completion of the programme.

Course details


Examples of current modules- Preparing for HE (40 credits) This module supports the development of the key skills required for higher education study. The module content will include a focus on the importance of digital literacy to supporting study in higher education: together with the more traditional skills of analysis, academic writing, and oral presentation skills. This grounding in higher education study is designed to lay the foundations for success at undergraduate level, and students will be supported accordingly. Introduction to Make-Up Artistry (40 credits) This module aims to provide the opportunity for the students to explore experiment and then develop skills and knowledge within a range of make-up artistry disciplines; including character designing, drawing, illustration, photography, basic photographic manipulation, cosmetic function & form, cosmetic application & technique, basic specialist make-up effects, and hairstyling. Personal Project (40 credits) This module allows students to further develop an individual, specialised project within their chosen subject specialist area, (or combination of areas), thus preparing them for the more self-directed nature of study at degree level. It allows students to develop further creative thinking, project planning and management skills whilst articulating a clear subject specialist direction. It is anticipated that the combination of subject areas explored in an Introduction to Make-up Artistry will foster a lateral approach to personal project design, encouraging unusual and unique solutions.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used including: • Portfolio • Final module evaluation and outline of personal project intentions • Written personal project brief / research proposal • Completion of creative project / research and presentation to audience of staff and peers • E-portfolio of evidence

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Foundation Year enables you to study a Foundation Degree even if you haven’t quite got the level 3 grades to start in year 1 or you have studied in an unrelated area. It is also ideal if you don’t have any qualifications but you have the ability to study to foundation degree level. You will apply for a 3 year full time foundation degree which includes study on the foundation year. If you successfully pass your foundation year you will gain automatic entry onto year 1 of the foundation degree. We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

You are required to buy or have the equivalent Make-Up/SFX kits; starting at £250, as you develop your skills and knowledge throughout the course you will personalise your kit to suit your own individual style. (Order forms for kits are given to students within welcome packs prior to September). Assignments and portfolio images will need printing. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. The books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for their course at their own expense. Additional costs may be incurred for the following: • There are voluntary day trips available in year 1 and 2 where contributions are required (starting from £40 depending on the package) • You will need to purchase a digital storage device up to 1TB • Costumes and Models must be sourced for each practical assessment; the cost for this varies dependent on student preferences but must be paid for and sourced independently • A professional portfolio (estimated to start at £40) • Learning Journals (estimated to start at £6 each) will also need to be purchased • SD card for camera £10 • Batteries for use in the photographic studio (AA) • You will be required to purchase additional postiche the cost of this will be dependent on student preference and designs It is expected that students purchase the above items independently, and are responsible for obtaining these items prior to starting the course in September.

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

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UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

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Make-Up Artistry with University Preparatory Year Extended Degree Programme at UCEN Manchester - UCAS