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Special Effects Make Up Artistry (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: 3M68

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Hair and make-up

The BA (Hons) in Special Effects Make-up Artistry programme has been designed to develop the student’s ability to autonomously advance the creative skills required of a reflective, artistic practitioner within a range of make-up artistry contexts. Upon completion of the course the students are able to pursue their careers in multi-disciplinary areas of the industry or progress onto further study.

The modules have designed to provide students with the opportunity to independently critically appraise and manage their own practice and expectations, within the broader creative industries and wider cultural landscape in sustaining career progression beyond graduation.

Within an academic context students will advance their ability to consolidate arguments and develop abstract concepts, enable the student to integrate theory into practice in the delivery of professional make-up artistry related outcomes.

The programme has been designed to provide the students with the opportunity to develop a multi-faceted approach to marketing and individual creative vision which they can articulate to the wider creative community.

Modules

Examples of current modules-

Major Project

Major Project is designed to allow students to synthesise their experiences of the notion of make-up art, through the definition, negotiation and implementation of a self-directed course of study with investigation, research and development leading to the presentation of a major project.

The primary responsibility for the implementation of the project lies with the student, who will be assessed on their capacity to undertake a detailed exploration of their creative practice.

Research Project

Research project provides an opportunity for the student to engage in a detailed examination of an aspect of make-up art / special effects make up art of direct personal and passionate interest. Students are encouraged to explore connections between their proposed study and their practice in a connected but distinct programme.

Marketing and Promotions

This unit enables the student to develop an advanced marketing and promotional strategy to publicise and promote their expertise as a make-up artist with the means to reflect their chosen career aspiration.

Marketing and Promotions extends the foundations, experience and expertise to develop a meaningful marketing strategy and a range of internet based promotional activities. The module enables the student to create a relevant career development proposal, through reflecting on current marketing principles, identify their future career aspirations and develop their knowledge of the internet and social media based promotion.

Advanced Materials and Processes

The module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to advance their skills within in the art of Prosthetic construction, demonstrating independence, confidence, and competence as a skilled makeup artist.

Using methodologies researched and experimented with to complete final character using complex moulding methods.

Advanced Character Creation

Through the exploration of advanced technical methods and materials students are to identify the Inter-relationship between research, theory and practice.

Experimenting with different practical industry methods and materials to create and finalise design plan. Students will fully understand how their prosthetic character will be created.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used and could be in the form of the following:

• Extended essay/dissertation
• Portfolio of Evidence
• Evaluation
• Presentations
• Reports
• Research
• Practical Applications
• Website
• Online Blog

The Uni


Course location:

Fielden Campus

Department:

HBT (SRI)

TEF rating:
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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.

86%
high
Hair and make-up

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Drama

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

74%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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