What's the Make-up Artistry (Special Effects pathway and Fashion and Media pathway)Foundation Degree course about?

The make-up artistry with fashion and media programme is designed to offer the learner the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge working as a make-up artist in preparation for direct employment or further study. The course comprises of a range of core modules developing the key skills and attributes to become a successful make-up artist. These modules are further complimented by the fashion and media subject specialist pathway modules.

The course aims to prepare students with the creative skills required to work within the media make-up industry. The content of the course encourages students to produce innovative ideas in visual imagery, explore creativity and link to the needs of the media make-up industry. The course will prepare students to engage and work as artistic practitioners across a broad range of artistic makeup, including a variety of TV and media environments, theatre and photographic sectors, as well as preparing them to be an independent practitioner/artist.

With the exciting new developments occurring in the world of TV, Manchester is set to become an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the new BBC multi Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITVs Granada Studios which also provide our learners with excellent opportunities to gain significant work experience. In addition, we have a year long placement available for MUTV (Manchester united television) providing outstanding experience for make-up artists to work on a live television show.

The first year of the course is made up of one core module which all students on the Makeup Artistry Foundation Degree are required to take and modules specific to the special effects pathway.

The core module is called styling for the camera, the module is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to explore the technical processes and devices required to produce an industry standard portfolio. This will permit the learner to engage in the workings of a photographic studio and provide an opportunity to develop the practical skills essential to maximise visual impact.

The course is assessed via two tasks per module, which are presented in an assignment format. The assignments are completed and submitted within submission week (January for semester one modules and June for semester two modules).

The learners practical expertise will be developed and be assessed through experience in workshops, studio and external environments. The learner will be exposed to a series of techniques through tutor led classes and demonstrations, project based briefs and individual development support.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

Graduates from this programme are expected to find employment in a variety of multi-disciplinary practices, including television/film production companies, theatres or as freelance artists. There are also direct progression routes to top-up degree courses at various universities.

Former students have worked on exciting projects such as Hollywood BlockBuster `Captain America' and `My Week with Marilyn'. In addition we have a range of learners who are currently working for well known make-up brands such as Mac, Benefit and Bobbi Brown.

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