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Higher Education Takeover - Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design

Subject Area
Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies
Start Date
March 2023
Study Mode
Full-time
Duration
1.5 hours

This taster session is for those interested in studying Foundation Degree (FD) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design. Progression routes after this include our BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design (Top-up).

In this session, you'll meet the tutors and observe a range of demonstrations, before taking part in a media make-up taster session.

Overview

This taster session is for those interested in studying Foundation Degree (FD) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design. Progression routes after this include our BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design (Top-up).

In this session, you'll meet the tutors and observe a range of demonstrations, before taking part in a media make-up taster session.

The Foundation Degree in Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design is exclusive in its training provision, by delivering comprehensive training in all the skillsets required by a make-up artist to work in television, film and theatre.

The Media Make-up department has recently received a full refurbishment of all of its workshops to provide state of the art facilities. The new prosthetics workroom contains its own mixing room for larger prosthetics work, featuring excellent ventilation technology to assure the health and safety of all students working with prosthetics materials and equipment.

In addition to the prosthetics suites, the department also has a new wig room containing over 30 human hair wigs, these are replenished every 3 years to provide the optimal results within the period hair and wig modules.

The course not only offers the popular subjects in prosthetics, but also wig mastery, period hairdressing and advanced make-up techniques all of which open new and exciting employment opportunities of their own.

Who is this course aimed at?

This taster session is for those interested in studying Foundation Degree (FD) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design. Progression routes after this include our BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design (Top-up).

The role of the make-up artist for film and television will see you create an array of looks, from classic elegance to full body prosthetics and SFX. This course will allow for the development of a number of skills, whilst encouraging students to express their own individual identity and creativity.

Facilities

The Media Makeup department has recently received a full refurbishment of all of its workshops to provide state of the art facilities. The new prosthetics workroom contains its own mixing room for larger prosthetics work featuring excellent ventilation technology to assure the health and safety of all students working with prosthetics materials and equipment. In addition to the prosthetics suites, the department also has a new wig room containing over 30 human hair wigs.

Date & time

Event: Saturday 18th March 2023, 9.30am-12.30pm

Taster session: 11.00am-12.30pm

Reasons to choose this course

This foundation degree puts you at the heart of the media industry. It will equip you with a combination of technical expertise, academic knowledge and transferable skills required by industry. The programme has been specifically designed for students wanting to develop their skills further in the exciting growth area of TV, film and theatre.

Why choose Foundation Degree (FD) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design?

  • We work in partnership with a number of excellent names within the industry, including The Wig Department, PAM - Precious About Makeup, Neill's Materials, Dennis Williams, Banbury Postiche, ISOClean and more
  • You'll be taught by excellent, experienced staff with great industry links
  • You'll be able to gain real industry experience through work placement opportunities
  • You'll collaborate with other students, such as those studying fashion and photography courses, on a range of exciting projects

Course progression

This taster session is for those interested in studying Foundation Degree (FD) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design. Progression routes after this include our BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design (Top-up).

On completion, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge expected to work as a make-up trainee or make-up artist in film, television, theatre and fashion.

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