Make-up Artistry and Special Effects

Special Effects Make-up Artistry

Foundation Degree (FdA)
Leaflet Code: CR26781FT


Overview

Train as a qualified make-up artist and equip yourself with the skills for success within the media make-up industry, with the unique programme design, excellent industry reputation and alumni success of our Foundation Degree in Special Effects Make-Up Artistry.

With many creative employment opportunities in Manchester, you’ll thrive in a range of roles in theatres, film companies, photography studios, agencies, cosmetic companies and freelance work. And in the North West, you’ll have excellent opportunities to experience employment with companies like Lime Productions, The North Light Film Studios, and many independent film companies.

  • City Campus Manchester
  • Full Time
  • 2 years
  • September 2022

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

Supported by industry experience, our staff are all exceptionally dedicated to their subject related field, highly qualified and industry trained.

The Special Effects Make-up Artistry team are all industry-based practitioners, using their industry contacts to present high profile work experience opportunities and placements to students like you.


• 64 UCAS Tariff Points

• If you’ve completed the University Preparatory Year – Make-up Artistry you’ll be offered direct entry on to the FdA.

You’ll be invited to attend an interview where you’ll be asked to provide examples of written work, a portfolio of images demonstrating your skills within make-up / hair, or provide examples of designs work/illustrations. You will also hear more about the course structure, see the facilities and meet the staff, with the whole process taking between 2-3 hours.

There is availability for Skype interviews for overseas/applicants who have to travel; links to e-portfolios and written work will be submitted electronically prior to the Skype Interview.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Supported by industry experience, our staff are all exceptionally dedicated to their subject related field, highly qualified and industry trained.

The Special Effects Make-up Artistry team are all industry-based practitioners, using their industry contacts to present high profile work experience opportunities and placements to students like you.

You’ll be assessed via a range of methods that could include:

• Presentations
• Practical Assessments
• Learning Journal
• Portfolios
• Written Projects
• Work-related employment

You will be required to complete 420 study hours within college and 780 self directed study hours.

You are expected to undertake a minimum 25 hours of work-related learning with the encouragement of engagement in further experience where possible within a relevant area of special effects related industry practice. The workplace provides opportunities for you to achieve direct experience of working as a special Effects Make-Up Artist, engage with future employers, and provides support in establishing a database of industry contacts.

There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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You are required to buy or have the equivalent kits; airbrush (£50), Special Effects Make-up (£350), Hair (£200), brushes (£100), sculpting tools (£30)
(Order forms for kits are given to students within welcome packs prior to September).

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.

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