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Course summary

The FdA Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design is a two-year programme with the option to progress to the BA (Hons) L6 course to complete an honours degree. This Foundation Degree will develop technical practical skills, with a focus on the workshop roles of the prosthetics and related modelmaking industries. Learners will sculpt, mould, cast and apply prosthetic make-up designs, develop key workshop skills and suitable work practice, build product knowledge, and explore methods used within industry. Current design practice is established across both traditional and digital tools and methods used within the TV, Film and wider creative industries. Design investigations will support the creation of practical prosthetic characters and models/props, while understanding how technology collaborates with physical components to create finished articles. You will have access to fully equipped workshop spaces and make-up studios at WISE, alongside the FdA and BA Specialist Make-up Design (L6) students. This area is specifically for degree students and provides professional facilities to work on projects. You may also access other facilities such as digital design studios. SGS College will provide essential materials and tools for all modules. You will be required to purchase a kit of personal tools and equipment to support your studies (costs and specifications will be shared with students before enrolment). You will develop fundamental prosthetics practical skills, such as sculpting for small pieces, flat mould making and face casting, alongside building essential contextual knowledge. This will lead to you developing components for a flat mould focused prosthetics design. You will develop fundamental digital design skills and will aim to build competency with industry-standard software. Essential skills will be developed for application of pre-made prosthetics and the use of a variety of materials. We will focus on developing essential prosthetics application and make-up skills, using pre-made prosthetic pieces to apply and colour appropriately. Engagement in further advanced prosthetics and modelmaking skills will develop your techniques and work practice suited to workshop-based industry roles, in the creation of physical works. You will explore your creative practice, with an emphasis on 3D traditional techniques such as clay sculpting, enhancing prior practical design skills by developing methods, tools and product/materials awareness. Your employment aspirations will be nurtured and supported by opportunities, such as visiting professionals, giving insight into professional practice and industry expectations. You will be required to buy or top up your existing kit for this course. There may be an allocated visit as part of your study funded via your paid course fees– the course tutor will advise you of this trip and dates. Additional trips and visits to enrich your course will be at additional cost (not included in any college fees). Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Prosthetic Make-up Artist / Designer, • Workshop roles supporting on set roles within the TV, Film and Media industries, • TV/Film Designers, opportunities in the ever-expanding creative industries sector.


Level 4 Modules Prosthetic Techniques Digital Design Fundamentals Prosthetic Application and Workshop Practice Creative Practice Contextual Studies Level 5 Modules Creative Project: Advanced Skills Advanced Digital Design Creative Practice: 3D Design Professional Practice Final Major Project

Assessment method

Coursework (No Exams), Practical assignments and Presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Please submit a transcript of current modules to be considered for year 2

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

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English language requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13250* Year 1
Channel Islands £8500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500* Year 1
England £8500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500* Year 1
Scotland £8500* Year 1
Wales £8500* Year 1
International £13250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS