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Key details

Attendance
Duration 1 year
Code FPU31A000
Awarding Body UAL
Level Level 3
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Media Make up and Special Effects provides you with the fundamental skills needed for progression to the Extended Diploma in Media Make up and Special Effects or related employment adding depth, sophistication and synthesis. There is the opportunity to explore an area of specialist study and context.

Successful completion of the course leads to the Extended Diploma in Media Make up and Special Effects.

The Level 3 Diploma is a broad diagnostic course giving you an overview of different perspectives and approaches within the arts industry or related subjects of study or work. You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate relevant information in order to develop creative solutions to complex problems. You will learn how to use practical methods and skills for creative production for appropriate audiences whilst being able to review their effectiveness for further improvement. You will also begin to take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions necessary to access progression opportunities in Higher Education or related work.

On successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Media Make up and Special Effects, you will be in a position to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma or in an area of study related to Production arts. Alternatively, you may progress to entry-level employment in the production arts sector.

What you'll study

The course is structured to provide you with a wide range of experience in key areas of your specialism, these include but are not limited to:

  • Design work
  • Basic introduction to make up application and removal
  • Hair Techniques
  • Make up for theatre performance
  • Make up for screen performance
  • Character Design
  • Wig Skills Exploration
  • Colour Techniques for performance
  • Special Effects Techniques
  • Bald cap application
  • Mask making
  • Headdresses
  • Ageing for theatre
  • Straight to skin techniques
  • Simple prosthetics
  • Product knowledge
  • Introduction to period make-up and hair
  • Basic hair knowledge
  • Skin types and face shapes
  • Health and Safety
  • Cleansing procedures and skin preparation
  • The course is structured to provide you with a wide range of experience in key areas of your specialism, these include but are not limited to:

    • Design work
    • Basic introduction to make up application and removal
    • Hair Techniques
    • Make up for theatre performance
    • Make up for screen performance
    • Character Design
    • Wig Skills Exploration
    • Colour Techniques for performance
    • Special Effects Techniques
    • Bald cap application
    • Mask making
    • Headdresses
    • Ageing for theatre
    • Straight to skin techniques
    • Simple prosthetics
    • Product knowledge
    • Introduction to period make-up and hair
    • Basic hair knowledge
    • Skin types and face shapes
    • Health and Safety
    • Cleansing procedures and skin preparation

Assessment

The Level 3 Diploma is a practical, project-based, live-brief course supported by both practical skills development and ongoing scrapbook assessment. The final major project of the course is externally moderated by University of Arts London.

Entry requirements

Please include details of entry requirements* and how to apply for the course.

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 including English and Mathematics and successful completion of the Performing Arts Level 2 Diploma or equivalent.

English and Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

A portfolio of your work.

Work experience

Work experience and enrichment opportunities are embedded into the timetable to ensure that the course is both diverse and CV enhancing to prepare learners with industry-based experience work in the creative industries.

Our links include but are not limited to – The Royal Shakespeare Company, Bradford Council, Alhambra, Wigs up North, make up designers, various freelancers, JT Studios, TV and film Industry links.

Next steps

On successful completion of the course at Diploma level you will be in a position to progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma course or you may progress directly into employment roles in the creative industries.

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Tuition fees

Further information on kit requirement will be given at interview.

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Tel: 01274 088214

Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

http://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees

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