Overview

The course has been developed and focused as an effective means of entry onto our specialist Foundation Degree in Make-up Artistry or Special Effects Make-up Artistry programmes.

Students on this programme will develop a host of practical skills such as; how to use a camera effectively in a studio and on location, design and apply character make-ups, postiche skills, and developing highly sought after skills within prosthetic art.

The content of the programme encourages students to produce innovative ideas in visual imagery, explore creativity and link to the needs of the media make-up industry. The programme will prepare students to engage and work as artistic practitioners across a broad range of artistic makeup, including a variety of TV and media environments, theatre and photographic sectors, as well as preparing them to be an independent practitioner/artist.

Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the BBC Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios, which provide our learners with excellent opportunities to gain significant work experience.

Location
Fielden Park Campus
Attendance
Full Time
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2020
Awarding Partner:
Sheffield Hallam University
Hannah Feely is a Media Makeup tutor working across further education and higher education.

She has previously worked for Bobbi Brown cosmetics for a number of years and continues to work within the makeup industry specialising particularly in freelance bridal and fashion makeup services, which enables her to bring current experience, skills and industry specialist links into our department.

Hannah has a BA (Hons) in Fashion and Media Makeup Artistry and continues to take on various continual professional development courses both make up related and within education to ensure she is delivering the most on trend and competitive curriculum within my classroom.


• GCSE English Language and Mathematics A* to C or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded
Applicants may be required to attend an interview where they will be asked to provide examples of written work, a portfolio of images demonstrating their skills within make-up/hair or provide examples of designs/illustrations.

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.

Year 1: Introduction to Make-up Artistry (40 credits)
This module aims to provide the opportunity for the students to explore experiment and then develop skills and knowledge within a range of make-up artistry disciplines; including character designing, drawing, illustration, photography, basic photographic manipulation, cosmetic function & form, cosmetic application & technique, basic specialist make-up effects, and hairstyling

Year 1: Personal Project (40 credits)
This module allows students to further develop an individual, specialised project within their chosen subject specialist area, (or combination of areas), thus preparing them for the more self-directed nature of study at degree level. It allows students to develop further creative thinking, project planning and management skills whilst articulating a clear subject specialist direction. It is anticipated that the combination of subject areas explored in an Introduction to Make-up Artistry will foster a lateral approach to personal project design, encouraging unusual and unique solutions.

This module allows students to further develop an individual, specialised project within their chosen subject specialist area, (or combination of areas), thus preparing them for the more self-directed nature of study at degree level. It allows students to develop further creative thinking, project planning and management skills whilst articulating a clear subject specialist direction. It is anticipated that the combination of subject areas explored in an Introduction to Make-up Artistry will foster a lateral approach to personal project design, encouraging unusual and unique solutions.

This module allows students to further develop an individual, specialised project within their chosen subject specialist area, (or combination of areas), thus preparing them for the more self-directed nature of study at degree level. It allows students to develop further creative thinking, project planning and management skills whilst articulating a clear subject specialist direction. It is anticipated that the combination of subject areas explored in an Introduction to Make-up Artistry will foster a lateral approach to personal project design, encouraging unusual and unique solutions.



Year 1: Preparation for Higher Education (40 credits)
This module supports the development of the key skills required for higher education study. The module content will include a focus on the importance of digital literacy to supporting study in higher education: together with the more traditional skills of analysis, academic writing, and oral presentation skills. This grounding in higher education study is designed to lay the foundations for success at undergraduate level, and students will be supported accordingly.
Conway.J. (2004) Make-up Artistry
Dowrick.S (2009) Creative Journal Writing The Art and Heart of Reflection
Jones. R (2015) The Art of Hair: The Ultimate DIY Guide to Braids, Buns, Curls
Kelby, S., (2011), Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image
Backer.L (2010) Presentation Skills for Students
Carter, P. D. (2004) Material Thinking: The Theory and Practice of Creative Research
Davis.G.(2008) The Make-up Artist Handbook for Film, Television, Photography & Theatre
Hughes, P. (2010) Exhibition Design
Howden Iris (2005) Being a Make-up Artist
Macleod, K. and Holdridge, L. (2009) Thinking Through Art: Reflections on Art as Research
Serrats, M. (2010) Affordable Exhibition Design
Debreceni, T. (2009) Special makeup effects for stage and screen : making and applying prosthetics
John. L. (2011) Monsters in the Movies
Robert.Mc.C. (1992) Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects
Richard.R. (2006) Designing Movie Creatures and Characters

Tokyo SFX Make-up Workshop (2012) The complete guide to special effects make-up

A variety of assessment methods are used including:

• Portfolio
• Final module evaluation and outline of personal project intentions
• Written personal project brief / research proposal
• Completion of creative project / research and presentation to
audience of staff and peers
• E-portfolio of evidence
Graduates from this programme are expected to find employment in a variety of multi-disciplinary practices, including television/film production companies, theatres or as freelance artists.

Students on this pathway have undertaken work opportunities for the likes of BBCs `Tubby and Enid', Lime Productions Pilot `Shelf Stackers', BBC Series `Candy Cabs', CBBC `The Slammer, BBCs `The Village'. The prosthetic modules have also equipped some learners to go on to become trainees to world renowned prosthetic artists operating within the TV and film industry.
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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Students are expected to buy a starter kit at £200

For the Foundation Degree in Special Effects Make-up Artistry, the kits to be purchased by the Special effects Make-up Artistry students include: an airbrush kit, hair kit and special effects kit and brush roll, approximately- £550, and in addition a cosmetic make-up kit should they not already possess one.

Assignments and portfolio images will need printing. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

The books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for their course at their own expense.

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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