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Bradford College

Media Make Up with Special Effects

UCAS Code: B353

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.

Award of a full Access Certificate (Art & Design) by a licensed Access Validating Agency.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4 minimum. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy accepted as equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Preferably in an Arts or Media subject.

Scottish Higher

C,D

Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.

UCAS Tariff

80

Three A levels or BTEC Extended Diploma usually in an Arts or Media subject, or Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design and Art, Design & Media).

89%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

This creative and challenging course provides an insight into the fast-paced and diverse world of media make-up and associated special make-up effects, offering a wide range of diverse skills and career options. The course aims to provide the opportunity to understand and experience as many of these as possible. The overall aims of the course are to provide a broad-based education in Media Make-up and Special Effects, to develop an awareness and understanding of the creative potential of contemporary professional practice in the field, and to develop an understanding of the different cultural, historical and commercial contexts within which creative professionals operate today. Areas studied may include make-up for film, television, theatre, fashion, editorial and special occasion, using both traditional and contemporary methods. Within special effects, casualty simulation, life casting, sculpting, mould making, and the manufacture & application of prosthetics may be studied. Hair work including basic dressing, period work, creative hair and postiche is also covered. The course explores the skills required by the Make-up Designer with an emphasis on research techniques and design planning. Work experience within the industry is an integral part, with students encouraged to obtain their own work as well as being supported by opportunities that come through the college. Our links with the British Youth Film Academy offers the experience of making short and feature-length films. You will build a portfolio of work, providing a strong basis for entry into the industry. Prospective students will be highly motivated and creative individuals with a genuine passion for the subject and industry. Reliability, punctuality and the ability to work to tight deadlines are also essential. The course covers a range of practices, including make-up for film, television and theatre. We also offer introductions to casualty simulations, historical/fashion make-up, postiche work, sculpting, casting, and prosthetic manufacture. The course is designed so that graduates are well placed to begin a career in make-up and special effects for film, television, theatre and professional photographic settings. This demanding course is delivered by academics with a wide range of relevant industry experience.

Modules

Level 4 Modules include: Studio Practice; Special Effects with Character Make-up; Prosthetics with Character Make-up; Contextual Studies 1; Personal Development and Planning. Level 5 Modules include: Advanced Studio Practice (Further Media Make-up / Postiche); Intermediate Prosthetics; Creative Make-up Design and Application; Portfolio Building; Contextual Studies 2; Professional Development. Level 6 Modules include: Advanced Studio Practice; Major Project; Professional Promotion; Critical Appraisal; Dissertation; Professional Portfolio.

Assessment methods

An active and collaborative approach to learning is encouraged on this course. Students are encouraged to develop personal and professional independence, and maintain a self-managed approach to learning. This is facilitated through a project based approach to learning, which develops academic independence through a variety of individual research topics. As the course progresses, we place an increasing emphasis on independent learning and critical self-awareness, culminating in the production of a personal and professionally executed final collection and portfolio which demonstrates creativity and a range of appropriate professional skills. We aim to provide a friendly and enthusiastic environment for students. Students are encouraged to explore their individual creativity, and are supported through every aspect of the course, both personally and professionally. We provide a supportive backdrop to the student centred teaching and learning methods, which are designed to enhance personal development. Increasing emphasis will be placed upon independent learning throughout the course, via negotiated, self-initiated briefs. This independence ensures that you realise your individual potential and achieve your academic and future career aspirations. You will be assessed by a range of formative and summative assessments, which allow you to continue strengthening your skills as a Creative Make-Up Artist. The course is based both on practical and theoretical study, which will be reflected in the method of assessment; practical work will typically be assessed through the presentation of a body of work in portfolio or exhibition form, whilst written work will be presented in essays, reports or journals, including a Dissertation to be completed at Level Six.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

The Northern School of Creative Industries

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