Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design

York College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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As one of our most popular and in-demand programmes, the course puts you at the heart of the media industry. The course has been designed with feedback from industry and teaching professionals to give you an unmatched learning experience. You’ll be working with experts to ensure that you are learning the most up to date and relevant techniques, from the moment your course begins, to ensure that you are fully prepared for a career in the media make-up sector. The highly experienced tuition team have dedicated themselves to refining and improving the teaching facilities to give you the best learning experience possible. The Media Make-up team have created close links with film and TV production companies across the UK. Many of the tutors still work in the media industry, enabling students to benefit from work experience on TV productions including ‘CBeebies’, ‘TOWIE’, ‘Vera’ and ‘Emmerdale’ and Films including ‘Dads Army’, ‘I, Daniel Blake’, ‘Clash of The Titans’ and ‘The Kings Speech’. Our students have also worked at some of the UK’s largest production companies including productions at MediaCityUK and BBC Wales, as well as working with well-established theatre companies in York itself, including The Theatre Royal, The Grand Opera House York and Joseph Rowntree Theatre. You’ll be working with experts in the fields of Hairdressing, Special Effects Make-up, face casting, sculpting, the application of bald caps and prosthetics on a programme which has been designed with feedback from industry professionals and teaching professionals to give you an unmatched learning experience. As you progress through the programme you will have the opportunity to specialise and create a portfolio of work tailored to your own progression route. A range of assessment methods is used within the modules including work-based assignments, case studies, presentations, projects, problem-based scenarios, simulations, portfolios, reflective assignments, learning journals and outcomes of negotiated learning contracts. Course themes include:

  • Continuity for film and TV
  • Make-up exploration for varying effects
  • Hair cutting and barbering for film and TV
  • Introduction to postiche
  • Wig work
  • Personal and professional development
  • Advanced make-up artistry skills
  • Dressing and styling hair for film and TV
  • Employability skills
On successfully completing the course, you may wish to consider working as a freelance make-up or hair artist in TV and Film or work for companies specialising in special effects make up and prosthetics.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW452
Institution code Y70
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Level 3 qualification in relevant area (Art, Hair or Beauty)

Applicants who have relevant skills and experience, but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7200 Year 1
Scotland £7200 Year 1
Wales £7200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design at York College University Centre - UCAS