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Special Effects Make Up Design and Prosthetics

University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

UCAS Code: W4R2 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Hair and make-up

**This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.**

Get prepared for the TV and film industries as a Prosthetics and Special Effects Make-up artist. Develop the fascinating skills of life casting, mould making and learn how to transform your designs and ideas to a complete character.

Student focus is on the design, manufacture and application of prosthetic make-up for stage and screen. Learners are exposed to industry-standard techniques, linking both artistic expressions with key workshop manufacturing fundamentals. Each level of study will engage and challenge the student to expand upon their skillset, using a variety of materials within specific professional contexts.

By exploring a very wide range of materials and practices, students will have the chance to explore every aspect of the special make-up effects artist’s role within the industry. Designs and ideas will materialize through experimentation, and a comprehensive portfolio will emerge - allowing graduates to effectively promote themselves as both creative and highly competent technicians.

Our students come from a range of creative backgrounds with disciplines in art & design, media makeup and model making. The learning environment is inclusive and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and age range. The transferable skills that we instill in our students, require nothing more than dedication and a desire to learn the craft of these “behind the scenes” practices.

Modules

Level 4 – Year 1
Casualty Simulation
Mask Making Techniques
Media, Arts and Society
Life Casting and Moulding
Character Transformation
Anatomy and Lifelike Sculpture
Level 5 – Year 2
Prosthetic Techniques 1
Prosthetic Techniques 2
Creative Practitioner
Critical Approaches
Creature Design and Sculpture
Researching the Arts
Level 6 – Year 3
Dissertation
Preliminary Practical Project
Professional Identity and Employability
Final Major Project

Assessment methods

Written assignments, practical projects, dissertation and final major project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£10,500
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Grimsby

Department:

HE Creative and Digital - GIFHE

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

93%
high
Hair and make-up

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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