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Course summary

The role of the make-up artist for film and television will see you create an array of looks, from classic elegance to full body prosthetics and SFX. This course will allow for the development of a number of skills, whilst encouraging students to express their own individual identity and creativity. This foundation degree puts you at the heart of the media industry. It will equip you with a combination of technical expertise, academic knowledge and transferable skills required by industry. The programme has been specifically designed for students wanting to develop their skills further in the exciting growth area of TV, film and 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. This programme has been designed with feedback from industry and teaching professionals to give you an unrivalled learning experience. Timetabled over two consecutive days, this qualification enables students travelling from further afield to minimise accommodation costs and offers a flexible approach to those who wish to work alongside their studies or have other life commitments, such as young children, to care for. Our tutors have the experience, expertise and industry contacts to ensure that you are learning the most up-to-date and relevant techniques from the moment your course begins, ensuring that you are fully prepared for a career in the media make-up sector. Teaching will take place within both workshop and classroom environments. Tutors teaching on the course have experience in various aspects of the media make-up and hair design sector including special effects and prosthetics for television and film, and make-up and hair design for theatre and fashion. This industry knowledge will enable you to experience many aspects of the industry, enabling you to specialise as you progress. The focus throughout the course will be to provide you with skills and knowledge that are current and relevant to the media make-up sector. You will be required to work towards industry standards which will involve collaborating with professionals such as photographers, fashion/costume designers and models. Teaching methods will include: Practical demonstrations Learner practical sessions Group/peer work projects Simulation tasks Lectures/seminars One-to-one tutorials Work experience* *The College will help you find such work experience with the links they have in industry. Your Year One course fee includes kit costs for the course. You will receive hairdressing tools, wig making tools and special effects products and equipment. *Please note you will be expected to provide your own straight make-up products and brushes, a list of what is required will be provided during enrolment. Modules: Level 4 Employability Skills Make-up Exploration for Varying Effects Continuity for Film and Television Cutting, Dressing, and Styling Hair for Film and Television Design, Create and Apply Postiche Level 5 Period Hair and Make-up Prosthetic Design and Application Advanced Make-up Artistry Skills

Modules

Level 4 Employability Skills Make-up Exploration for Varying Effects Continuity for Film and Television Cutting, Dressing, and Styling Hair for Film and Television Design, Create and Apply Postiche Level 5 Period Hair and Make-up Prosthetic Design and Application Advanced Make-up Artistry Skills

Assessment method

You are assessed on your ability to research and project manage and these skills are developed at Level 5. The course places a strong emphasis on style and quality of presentation with the underlying aim of building an industry quality portfolio to help you progress into further education or industry. This includes collaborating with professional photographers during assessments whenever possible. A range of formative and summative assessment methods will be used that will help to develop your skills and knowledge in preparation for entering industry. In the final semester of Level 5, you will be expected to show an awareness of industry standards for the area of the sector in which you aim to work, which must be reflected in the quality of the presentation of your work. You will be required to critically evaluate your work. Assessment practices adopted cover a range of formal and informal activities designed to satisfy the requirements of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W452
Institution code:
Y70
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8200 Year 1
Scotland £8200 Year 1
Wales £8200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8200 Year 1

Additional fee information

£8,200 Year One (includes kit fees) £7,200 Year Two
Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design at York College University Centre - UCAS