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This Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Art & Design Studies, Design Investigation, Specialism Skills and Drawing and Image Communication, giving you the opportunity to explore a range of design practices before progressing to Year One of the Foundation Degree in your chosen specialism. The Foundation Degree in Creative Make Up Design and Practice offers undergraduates an opportunity to gain fundamental techniques and academic training, including anatomy and physiology, and key practical skills required to work within the make up industry. The course will go on to offer undergraduates an opportunity to gain fundamental techniques and academic training, including anatomy and physiology, as well as key practical skills required to work within the make up industry. Students will be taken on a journey from the past to present gaining invaluable knowledge of contextual and cultural influences in order to be inspired to design and create for today’s competitive make up industry. Throughout the Creative Make Up Design and Practice course, undergraduates will take part in a range of workshops, practical assessments and design briefs, supported by academic work in order to produce a portfolio and business plan ready for employment. External industry guest speakers will enhance your experience further allowing you to develop a current awareness of trends and products. You will work on live industry briefs linking with employers, and will develop skills by working towards national and international competition briefs. You will be learning skills relating to make up in the fashion/photographic, TV/film and the commercial sector, progressing to theatrical make up and special effects. The course is designed to not only equip undergraduates with the practical skills needed to function successfully, but also to produce artists that can design, inspire and enthuse the larger audience and communicate appropriately within its functioning world. In addition, enterprising make up businesses are an emerging feature throughout the North West region and students will be supported in their personal progression for self-employment and business plan development. Work experience within all areas of media and the make up industries will form a key aspect of this course. Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with undergraduates from other courses across the University Centre. The course has strong links with industry as well as make up companies who provide products, make up demonstrations and seminars throughout the year to promote employability within industry.
You will study a range of core modules, including: Foundation Entry year: Art & Design Studies Design Investigation Specialism Skills Drawing and Image Communication FdA Year 1: Historical Contextual Studies Anatomy and Physiology for the Make Up Artist Fundamental Design Techniques Design Practice 1 FdA Year 2: Contemporary Contextual Studies Professional Development in the Freelance World Work Based Learning Project Design Practice 2 NOTE: The foundation entry element of all of our design-related foundation degrees is generic so may be delivered in classes made up of students from any of our design-related foundation degree with integrated foundation entry programmes.
The following activities are used for assessment: • Practical work • Live/competition briefs • Research and development work • Presentations • Final work • Written assignments • Detailed business plan • Student portfolio • Academic poster • Student blogs • Visually enriched and written log/journals • Reports • Essays • Pitches • Reflective evaluations • Live projects • Personal development portfolio Students will be given the opportunity to experiment and to develop confidence during creative and imaginative tasks, whilst also being introduced to industry practice and discipline. Practical teaching will encourage an independent approach with workshops and development of practical, technical and design skills.
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
For students entering via the optional Foundation Entry route, the following admission criteria will apply: - Portfolio and successful individual interview. In lieu of a portfolio, applicants may complete a project as an alternative demonstration of ability. UK and EU Entry: Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements. For students entering directly onto the Foundation Degree, the following admission criteria will apply: - Entry onto this course is through a successful interview for all applicants. We will normally expect applicants to have one of the following qualifications and a minimum of 64 UCAS points: • Relevant Level 3 qualification for example VTCT or City and Guilds • A levels • A portfolio that is design based Art or Make Up • Mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but they may still be considered for a place on the course. • In lieu of a portfolio, applicants may complete a project as an alternative demonstration of ability. UK and EU Entry: Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
Additional Selection Criteria: Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition, or you may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check: To gain access to some courses you may need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the University Centre and your placement provider. If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence, please contact Student Services Advisors in The Pod on 0151 353 4444, or call in to speak to them in person. Mature Students: We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview. Interview: All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.
English language requirements
EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6000||Year 1|