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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Media Make-Up

UCAS Code: W452

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


64 UCAS tariff points

UCAS Tariff

64

from a full level 3 qualification

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Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Hair and make-up

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.

Career Progression

Once the FD has been completed, students can go onto the Top-up year BA (Hons) Media Make-up.
Because this course equips you with high-level practical skills, there is every chance of securing work upon graduation. Our students take up roles within theater, television and film production companies, as well as working with make-up agencies in fashion and editorial.

Modules

Over the duration of the Foundation Degree you will study modules that may include:
* Make-up investigation
* Special FX
* Postiche & Styling
* Wig Making Essentials
* Professional Practice

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.
This course is delivered on-site each week across the academic year.

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Creative Arts

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