Develop skills with our media make-up courses, designed to take artistry and creativity to the next level. Based at our University Centre in MediaCityUK, our outstanding facilities will help support sstudents throughout their creative and academic journey. Our aim is to ensure sstudents gain the knowledge and experience needed to be able to grab any opportunity and go wherever their impending careers may take them. The BA(Hons) in Media Make-up will allow sstudents to experiment with concepts and techniques they have obtained from a Foundation Degree and ensure they can practice as a make-up artist with confidence. Students will also develop a range of key skills, attributes and advanced technical ability in media make-up artistry for fashion, prosthetics and/or special effects. This course enables students to develop an analytical and reflective approach to their practice as well as an ability to promote best practice in line with contemporary industry policies and guidance. Our qualifications are perfect for those who want to take their media make-up skills to the next level. Courses are a blend of both academic and practical application, preparing students for the requirements of our ever-changing industry. The modules have been designed to work cohesively to provide students with a multifaceted skill set and career path. Skills will be built in make-up artistry as well as core professional competencies. They include skills such as band development, self-promotion, business, hair and make-up practice, special effects, prosthetics, design, digital skills and networking. Why students choose this course: • Technical: students are prepared for entry into the special effects/TV/fashion/ make-up industry industries as skilled practitioners, for a range of employment opportunities. • Create: students explore the application and design processes of fashion hair and make-up, art, business, collaboration and the evolution of the industry. • Networking: students will benefit from interaction with industry guest speakers, trips and enrichment, which helps students to develop their own creative and professional practice, preparing them for industry. • Progression: students develop robust academic ability through analysis and research methods that support opportunities within industries.
• Make Up Artistry Project (20 credits) A lecture and seminar series focusing on safe working practices in the studio, teamwork and organisational skills. The majority of learning will take place in demonstration and workshop classes where students will practice advanced techniques and work towards the completion of the assessed project. Tutorials will be used to monitor individual progress, and set formative targets. Continuous formative feedback will be available throughout the practical classes. All materials relating to the module along with further reading will be available on the Blackboard. • Professional Studio Practice (20 credits) A series of lectures and seminars focusing on safe working practices in the studio, on location, team work and organisational skills at the beginning of the module. The majority of learning will take place in demonstration and workshop sessions, where students will practice advanced techniques and work towards the completion of the assessed projects. Tutorials will be used to assess individual progress and set formative targets. • Product Development (40 credits) Lectures will be used to introduce key topics and will be explored further in seminars where there will be a greater emphasis on students leading learning through discussion, product and textual analysis. Development of understanding of the key product development processes and relevant legislation within the production and development of a product and brand. Guest lecture and demonstration workshops will also be utilised to explore specialised aspects of the module and ensure students have a sound understanding of the composites used and techniques for developing products. Experimentation and formulation workshops will form part of the module, to support the development of student brand and products. • Product Development (40 credits) Lectures will be used to introduce key topics and expanded further in seminars where there will be a greater emphasis on students leading learning through discussion, product and textual analysis. Development of understanding of the key product development processes and relevant legislation within the production and development of a product and brand. Guest lecture and demonstration workshops will also be utilised to explore specialised aspects of the module and ensure students have a sound understanding of the composites used and techniques for developing products. Experimentation and formulation workshops will form part of the module, to support the development of students’ brand and products. • Distorting and Enhancing Appearance (20 credits) This module will be delivered via lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions. Workshops are designed to equip students with advanced techniques in research, designing and practical skills development relevant to characterisation within media make-up artistry. Workshops will be used to practice advanced techniques and provide students with the opportunity to work towards the assessed project. Tutorials will be used to assess individual progress and set formative targets. Continuous formative feedback will also be available within the practical sessions in order to assess their practical development as well as their critical and analytical skills. • Professional Collaboration (20 credits) A short lecture and seminar series focusing on media make-up artistry specialisms, self-promotion, presentation skills, team work, organisational skills, networking in the media makeup industry and event planning. The majority of teaching and learning will take place in workshop classes where students will network and partake in production meetings as well as collate and create work suited to their specialisms. Tutorials will be used to monitor individual progress and set formative targets. Continuous formative feedback will be available during project supervision on the planning process of their event.
The course is assessed using a variety of methods: • Lectures • Seminars-group and independent analysis, presentations and demonstrations • Practical workshops • Product development/formulation • Campaign development • Academic research and writing activities- • Group and Individual tutorials and supervision • Portfolio building • Tutorials • Independent study • Digital development • Practical Assessment
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
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Related qualification at level 5 Foundation Degree - Pass at 50% grade average HND - Pass
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500||Year 1|
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