York College

Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design York College Degree level: Undergraduate

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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 making

  • 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.

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 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

Qualification Offer Further 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 £7,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,200 Year 1
Scotland £7,200 Year 1
Wales £7,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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York College
Sim Balk Lane
York
YO23 2BB


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01904 770397

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