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Media Make-up Foundation Degree

Course Overview

Would you like to be a professional make-up artist, working on TV productions such as Game of Thrones, on blockbuster films such as Star Wars, or maybe working for companies such as Madame Tussauds or The English National Opera? That’s exactly what some of our graduates have gone on to achieve, and with this course under your belt, there’s every chance for you to follow suit.

This unique programme will give you:

  • An in-depth understanding of the media make-up industry.
  • Insight into the role of make-up artists in relation to stage, TV and film, fashion editorial and promotional shoots.
  • The skills and creative flair to use make-up to express emotions, transform faces and portray character.
  • The technical and artistic skills for complete make-up transformations.
  • The research skills required to ensure the quality and accuracy of character portrayal.
  • Skills in the art of hair work, character development, body painting, postiche, wig-making and prosthetics.
  • A comprehensive portfolio of work to show prospective employers.
  • The opportunity to undertake work-based learning and live projects in the media world.

Modules may include:

Make-up Investigation

Special FX

Wig Making Essentials

Prosthetics

Body Painting.

Apply for Media Make-up Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

Would you like to be a professional make-up artist, working on TV productions such as Game of Thrones, on blockbuster films such as Star Wars, or maybe working for companies such as Madame Tussauds or The English National Opera? That’s exactly what some of our graduates have gone on to achieve, and with this course under your belt, there’s every chance for you to follow suit.

This unique programme will give you:

  • An in-depth understanding of the media make-up industry.
  • Insight into the role of make-up artists in relation to stage, TV and film, fashion editorial and promotional shoots.
  • The skills and creative flair to use make-up to express emotions, transform faces and portray character.
  • The technical and artistic skills for complete make-up transformations.
  • The research skills required to ensure the quality and accuracy of character portrayal.
  • Skills in the art of hair work, character development, body painting, postiche, wig-making and prosthetics.
  • A comprehensive portfolio of work to show prospective employers.
  • The opportunity to undertake work-based learning and live projects in the media world.

Modules may include:

Make-up Investigation

Special FX

Wig Making Essentials

Prosthetics

Body Painting.

Student Spotlight

Billie Batten, BA (Hons) Media Make-up

There are loads of elements to my degree and I enjoy the variety. I’m confident I’ll be able to pick up freelance work as a result of the contacts I’m making. The course uses a lot of outside experts, who work with us and set us real-world projects to develop our skills.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Our specialist staff have extensive knowledge of the industry, along with the experience and expertise to guide you as you develop your skill set. The programme is modular in design, and assessment is continuous, by means of coursework. You will complete written assignments, journals and design presentations, as well as undertaking regular practical projects. You will also attend lectures and workshops and develop your research skills throughout the course.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Once the Foundation Degree has been completed, students can apply to the BA (Hons) Media Make-up Top-up available at UCS.

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess: A minimum of 64 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English, or equivalent Level 2 Literacy. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply. You will be asked to bring a creative portfolio to interview. Additional kit and materials will be required. Please see the course page on our website for further details.

Fees

The course fee is £8500.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

This course requires the purchase of additional kit and materials. As a budgeting guide please consider:

Year 1 - £800-£900. This includes postiche / wig making kit, hairdressing kit, brush kit, make-up essentials kit including beauty / editorial products and special FX kit.
Additional funds required for hair and lace.

Year 2 - £300-£400. This includes Prosthetics kit and Airbrushing kit.
Additional funds may be required for Major Project.

Trips and visits may also incur additional costs.

         

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