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Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Integrated Foundation Entry*

  • * Subject to approval by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • Start date: September 2018
  • UCAS code: 8N40

  • Institutional code: H65


This Foundation Degree with Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Art & Design Studies, Design Investigation, Specialism Skills and Drawing and Image Communication, giving you the opportunity to explore a range of design practices before progressing to Year One of the Foundation Degree in your chosen specialism.

The course will go on to offer undergraduates an opportunity to gain fundamental techniques and academic training, including anatomy and physiology, as well as key practical skills required to work within the make up industry.

Students will be taken on a journey from the past to present gaining invaluable knowledge of contextual and cultural influences in order to be inspired to design and create for today’s competitive make up industry. Throughout the Creative Make Up Design and Practice course, undergraduates will take part in a range of workshops, practical assessments and design briefs, supported by academic work in order to produce a portfolio and business plan ready for employment.

External industry guest speakers will enhance your experience further allowing you to develop a current awareness of trends and products.

You will work on live industry briefs linking with employers, and will develop skills by working towards national and international competition briefs. You will be learning skills relating to make up in the fashion/photographic, TV/film and the commercial sector, progressing to theatrical make up and special effects.

The course is designed to not only equip undergraduates with the practical skills needed to function successfully, but also to produce artists that can design, inspire and enthuse the larger audience and communicate appropriately within its functioning world.

In addition, enterprising make up businesses are an emerging feature throughout the North West region and students will be supported in their personal progression for self-employment and business plan development.

Work experience within all areas of media and the make up industries will form a key aspect of this course. Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with undergraduates from other courses across the University Centre.

The course has strong links with industry as well as make up companies who provide products, make up demonstrations and seminars throughout the year to promote employability within industry.

What topics/modules are covered?

You will study a range of core modules, including:

Foundation Entry year:

  • Art & Design Studies
  • Design Investigation
  • Specialism Skills
  • Drawing and Image Communication


FdA Year 1:

  • Historical Contextual Studies
  • Anatomy and Physiology for the Make Up Artist
  • Fundamental Design Techniques
  • Design Practice 1

FdA Year 2:

  • Contemporary Contextual Studies
  • Professional Development in the Freelance World
  • Work Based Learning Project
  • Design Practice 2

NOTE: The foundation entry element of all of our design-related foundation degrees is generic so may be delivered in classes made up of students from any of our design-related foundation degree with integrated foundation entry programmes.


What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C or above (new grade equivalent 9-4) to include maths and English

And either:

  • a BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 within a relevant subject

Or:

  • A Levels or International Baccalaureate
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Commercial make up artist
  • Cosmetic company make up artist
  • Freelance in the fashion and photographic industry
  • Editorial and catwalk
  • Music industry make up artist
  • Personal make up artist
  • Freelance/ contractual TV and film productions make up artist / make up designer
  • Theatre based – make up/wigs leading to make up designer
  • Special effects make up artist for TV and film
  • Own business enterprise

Duration

Three years if studying full time. If you choose to study part time, the programme may take up to five years. Studying full time often only means attending university for up to 3 days per week.

Programme Specification / Course Handbook

To follow on approval of course.


Contacts

Primary contact:
Donna Wright
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5526 or email: donna.wright@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Delyth Coles
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5524 or email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

Foundation Entry Year:

  • £6,000

FdA Year 1 and 2:

  • £8,000 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance


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