Make Up Artistry Project
Media Make Up Artistry (Taught at Salford City College)
Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology
In a nutshell
Our course is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree, or a similar course in media make up, the opportunity to obtain the award of an Honours Degree. This course will enhance your knowledge and expertise in make up application and equip you with the skills to adapt and respond to the challenging demands of the make up industry.
The top-up programme will extend your key skills, attributes and advanced technical ability in the art of specific areas of media make up artistry for fashion, prosthetics and/or special effects.
This course is taught at our University Centre at Salford City College by specialist staff. Alongside this, you’ll enjoy a range of guest speakers, travel to industry exhibitions and events, and take part in a variety of educational trips.
- Study at University Centre at Salford City College
- Benefit from access to specialist facilities
- Extend your key skills, attributes and advanced technical ability
All about the course
The profession of make-up artistry is wide and varied, incorporating special effects, prosthetics, and postiche design for media such as film, television, theatre and fashion. This course offers a supportive, friendly and constructive environment where you are challenged and can develop your skills within your chosen sector of the industry and achieve your personal, creative, professional and academic goals.
The module is assessed by a Project which will assess your understanding and knowledge of safe working practices, team work and generating or responding to a creative or live client brief.
Professional Studio Practice
This will assess your understanding and knowledge of selecting advanced products and techniques through research and practical experimentation. The final portfolio will allow you to evidence your research, problem solving and experimentation of practical application techniques.
This module involves exploring the activities of a selected firm and a line of products. You’ll explore the use of these products, the market, the limitations and areas of possible future enhancement and innovation.
Distorting and Enhancing Appearance
This module will require you to experiment with advanced techniques in research, planning and application of high-level skills within your chosen area of make-up artistry.
This module provides an opportunity for you to create a networking event or industry collaboration relevant to your own area of practice.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
What will I be doing?
Assessment methods will include a mix of both practical projects and written work.
What about after uni?
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be equipped with the skills to progress directly into employment as make up artists within TV, film, fashion, theatrical or editorial.
What you need to know
If you have already completed a Foundation degree, HND, or other level 5 qualification, you should apply for direct entry to this top-up degree course.
Applications are also encouraged from those who have completed a Foundation Degree in Art & Design or Fashion styling.
For mature candidates, we require appropriate work experience supported by a demonstrated commitment to pursue a specialist area of study at level 6.
Applicants will be invited to interview where a portfolio of work will be assessed.
Please note: The entry criteria below are related to entry onto this course in the 2020/2021 academic year. If you’re interested in a future intake year, please check the course entry on UCAS.
English Language at grade C/level 4 or above (or equivalent) is required. Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is preferred but not essential.
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
BTEC National Diploma
Pass at 50% grade average
Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
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|Full-time home||2020/21||£7,500per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
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Course ID WA12
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