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Validated by York St John University.

You must apply for this course through UCAS; UCAS code W452, Institution Code Y70.

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York College regrets it does not accept deferred entry applications onto this course.

The introduction Foundation degree will equip you with a combination of technical skills, academic knowledge and transferable skills required by industry. This Foundation degree has been designed for students wanting to develop their skills further in the exciting growth area of TV, Film and Theatre. Good IT skills are desirable.

As one of our most popular and in-demand programmes, the course puts you at the heart of the media industry. The course has been designed with feedback from industry and teaching professionals to give you an unmatched learning experience. You’ll be working with experts to ensure that you are learning the most up to date and relevant techniques, from the moment your course begins, to ensure that you are fully prepared for a career in the media make-up sector.

The highly experienced tuition team have dedicated themselves to refining and improving the teaching facilities to give you the best learning experience possible. The Media Make-up team have created close links with film and TV production companies across the UK. Many of the tutors still work in the media industry, enabling students to benefit from work experience on TV productions including ‘CBeebies’, ‘TOWIE’, ‘Vera’ and ‘Emmerdale’ and Films including ‘Dads Army’, ‘I, Daniel Blake’, ‘Clash of The Titans’ and ‘The Kings Speech’. Our students have also worked at some of the UK’s largest production companies including productions at MediaCityUK and BBC Wales, as well as working with well-established theatre companies in York itself, including The Theatre Royal, The Grand Opera House York and Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry: 48 UCAS Tariff points or equivalent (PPP). Please see the UCAS tariff calculator on the left-hand side of this webpage to work out your tariff point amount.

Non-standard entry: Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter the course through their personal statement.

Duration and Attendance

Full-time: 2 years.

Programme Content

You’ll be working with experts in the fields of Hairdressing, Special Effects Make-up, face casting, sculpting, the application of bald caps and prosthetics on a programme which has been designed with feedback from industry professionals and teaching professionals to give you an unmatched learning experience.

As you progress through the programme you will have the opportunity to specialise and create a portfolio of work tailored to your own progression route. A range of assessment methods is used within the modules including work-based assignments, case studies, presentations, projects, problem-based scenarios, simulations, portfolios, reflective assignments, learning journals and outcomes of negotiated learning contracts.

Course themes include:

  • Continuity for film and TV
  • Make-up exploration for varying effects
  • Hair cutting and barbering for film and TV
  • Introduction to postiche
  • Wig making
  • Personal and professional development
  • Advanced make-up artistry skills
  • Dressing and styling hair for film and TV
  • Employability skills

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be continuous via a wide range of methods, including; work-based assignments, case studies, presentations, projects, problem-based scenarios, simulations, portfolios, reflective assignments, learning journals and outcomes of negotiated learning contracts which will enable you to build a strong portfolio of work as you enter either further study or employment.

Progression

Successful completion of the FD Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design will enable you to enrol on the BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design to convert your qualification in to a full honours degree.

Course Fees

  Fee 2017/18 (starts) Fee 2018/19 (starts)
Full time £6165 £7200

*International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425

Additional costs should be anticipated and further details are made available including a list of recommended kit (approx £1000 for hairdressing kit, make-up kit and special effects kit) and a good camera.

Work-based learning is an integral part of the course and this may involve costs for travel to a work placement.

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

 

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