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Leicester College

Artistic Make Up and Special Effects

UCAS Code: W452

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

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

PP

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

PPP

UCAS Tariff

32

Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least 1 full Level 3 qualification in a related subject. You are also expected hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C or equivalent. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a Full Level 3 qualification. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Hair and make-up

This is a two year university-level programme which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure a career in artistic makeup within the fashion/ media and prosthetics industry. This degree is designed to give you experience and skills to contribute to the economic and cultural development of your chosen profession, whilst enhancing your career prospects with a range of skills for your future employability. The course is delivered by a team of expert staff with professional backgrounds which ensures that modules are relevant, up-to-date and informed by the latest thinking and techniques. Effective links with industry allow us to provide current and up-to-date techniques for example fibreglass mould making, polyurethane, silicone and foam latex materials, as well as industry guest speakers from fashion, theatre and television. Opportunities for various work experience on the course develops confidence and essential employability skills. The opportunity to apply to a third year top-up to a BA (Hons) in Professional Studies (Creative Industries) is also offered at the college.

Modules

Year one modules include: The human body, which explores the visual effects of ageing, death and decay. Visual communication includes life drawing, ceramic/sculpting and basic photography. Postiche to include wig making and hair additions. Fashion/editorial hair and make up techniques, covers a variety of genres and periods of history. Specialist make up includes body painting, bald caps, casualty techniques, theatre and television make up. Historical and contextual understanding looks at the psychology of display.
Year two modules include: Advanced prosthetics which develops mould making techniques, including fibreglass, polyurethane, silicone and foam latex materials. Digital media for make-up industries which includes blogging and online portfolio, historical and cultural hairstyling for film and fashion, contemporary contexts and visual media to explore character development within a theoretical context. Freelance practitioner which investigates employability and freelance business skills. Negotiated study for students to focus on a chosen specialist area which is showcased at the end of the year event.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be employed which include practical assessment in both formative and summative assessment which will include journals to show development of research, practice and evaluation. You will also be required to complete three essays covering a variety of topics, provide formal presentations, project proposals and write a report on business planning.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Freemen's Park Campus

Department:

Creative Industries

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