Artistic Makeup and Special Effects

Course overview

Qualification Foundation / Pre-U / A-level
Study mode Full-time
Duration 2 years
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Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English grade ‘C’ or equivalent (without this you will need to complete a literacy test) and 80 UCAS points to include either: level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-Up (plus 80 UCAS points), level 3 Edexcel National Diploma/GNVQ Adv/AVCE, an A2 qualification in a related subject, Art and Design Foundation Studies, or a relevant Access to HE course.
  • We welcome applications from adult learners who can demonstrate a willingness and commitment to study this subject at university level.
  • Overseas learners can send evidence of qualifications (IELTS 6), work experience, and a portfolio of their work electronically (or by post) to the Programme Leader.

*On receipt of this work a phone interview will be conducted.


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 includes wig making and hair additions.
  • Fashion/Editorial Hair and Make up techniques, cover a variety of genres and periods of history.
  • Specialist make up includes body painting, bald caps and casualty techniques
  • Historical and Contextual understanding looks at the psychology of display.

Year two modules include:

  • Advanced Prosthetics, using a variety of media and mold making.
  • Digital Media for make-up industries, Historical and Cultural Hairstyling for film and fashion Contemporary Contexts Visual media,exploring character development.
  • Freelance Practitioner investigates employability/ business skills. Negotiated
  • Study a chosen specialist area of study. Students should be made aware that additional costs for individual projects may be charged at cost.

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