You will be given space in our professionally-equipped studio to develop your skills. You will then work on ‘live’ briefs with your peers across creative arts courses at UCW and Bath Spa University on their numerous shows and shoots throughout the year. UCW Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production students have also recently worked on casualty and incident simulation training exercises for Avon and Somerset Police and Avon Fire and Rescue. With so many film, television and theatrical productions, music events, photoshoots and fashion shows here in the South West, there is a real need for talented production artists and designers with a flair for bringing ideas to life. This course can help you start or progress your career in hairstyling, cosmetics, prosthetics and special effects roles by providing you with the opportunity to enhance your technique alongside studies of the key practices and practitioners underpinning the disciplines. You will put together an extensive portfolio of your work, learn important promotional techniques and work towards a final project to demonstrate both your artistry and understanding of your chosen areas of interest.
Year 1 Introduction to Portfolio Building (20 credits) Technical Skills: Hair (40 credits) Technical Skills: Make-up (40 credits) Technical Skills: Prosthetics (20 credits) Year 2 Portfolio Building (40 credits) Production Process: Application (20 credits) Production Process: Design (20 credits) Production Process: Research (20 credits) Production Process: Techniques and Testing (20 credits) Year 3 Independent Research Project (20 credits) Production Practice 1 (20 credits) Production Practice 2 (20 credits) Professional Placement (20 credits) Transformational Image Piece (40 credits)
Assessment is via an even combination of practical projects and coursework.
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
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants with a level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree, HND, or HTQ can be considered for 3rd year entry.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8900||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8900||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8900||Year 1|