Media Make-up and Special Effects Career Opportunities

An introduction to diverse career opportunities within the make-up and special effects industry

Make-up and special effects can be a launch pad to a multitude of career routes. This webinar will provide an understanding for potential applicants of where this course can lead.

Our graduates pursue careers in film/television, theatre, trauma effects, editorial, commercial, medical prosthetics and postiche. Many are entrepreneurial and become freelance artists.

The BA (Hons) Media Make-up with Special Effects programme is designed to produce highly qualified, employment-ready graduates who are able to play leading roles in a wide range of make-up/SFX related careers. It provides a broad base, and high quality education.

This online talk is aimed at anyone considering a career or interest in make-up / special effects.

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What our students say

“The course really opened my eyes to the opportunities within this area of work and all of the different pathways that are open to make up artists and SPFX artists! There really are so many areas that I had never thought of. The course is really varied , and we are encouraged to explore our own creativity, whilst always thinking about the wider industry and how to enter into it after study. As a mature student, it was important to me that there were realistic work or employment opportunities at the end of the course, and even though I am still in college at the end of my third and final year, through my projects I have secured a trainee make up artist position with the television industry!”

SC 2021

“This degree is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have not only grown in self confidence, I have grown as an artist and as a person and this is all through the opportunities I have gained and the experiences I’ve taken over the years such as work experience and developing knowledge in all areas of the industry. The tutors are all so supportive and they push you to be your best, I couldn’t have got through the three years without them. Over the three years you are guided by the tutors and the support from your peers really helps you become better. You are also pushed to your limits to find your creativity and to try new things. I now feel confident to go into the industry with the knowledge I have and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without this course.”

OM 2021

A member of staff will send you the link to join this webinar a couple of days prior to the date of the event. Please make sure you check all your email folders.

For more information on our BA (Hons) Media Make-up with Special Effects programme, click here.

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