Production Arts - the skill of creating “art” using make up and specialist products and techniques! This is a really exciting course that really explores the boundaries and potential of make-up artistry. At the Creative & Media Studio School you can study up to 1 A level equivalent in this area. This course is designed to give you the skills, techniques, and specialist knowledge required to be successful in the Production Arts sector.
You will study the essential core components of make-up application through the mandatory units. This will then give you the essential grounding and skills to progress onto the more dynamic, creative optional units where you can explore your potential in mask making, prosthetics, and scenic painting (to name but a few!).
By studying this course, you will be encouraged to perform at industry standard level as you perform your tasks on live clients in real work contexts.
Students applying for the Level 3 BTEC in Production Arts should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to prepare a portfolio that expresses your creativity along with a written task set by the CMSS. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
Currently all the assessments in Production Arts are assessed by your Course Tutor. These include:
However, a new specification is expected in the early months of 2018 and it is strongly suspected an exam-based element will be introduced. Please see our website for updated information or log onto UCAS progress.
One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.
The Production Arts Department’s core resources are:
Students are offered a wide range of extra-curricular networking and business engagement opportunities. Students are also familiarised with industry standard products and brands.
The course has educational visits to:
You will meet the following visitors as part of your learning and understanding of key specialist make up units:
As we are a visual arts college students are eligible for Mac Pro Student discount. We are also part of the Illamasqua College Programme which means Students can purchase Illamasqua CMSS kits during enrolment at a 30% discount rate.
Students spend their time between the well-equipped make-up studio and the Photography studios so they can build their portfolio. Additionally, students are introduced to vlogging, blogging and are shown how to begin their own online MUA presence.
Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways: Make-up/ FX or related subject at University / Make up Artist / Commercial Make-up / Fashion & Editorial Make-up / Special FX Artist / Theatre Make-up/ Body and Face Painting/ Beauty/ Television/ Films and Music/ Personal services: ie; wedding make-up.
The Studio School provides students with their starter packs; however the course does require the ongoing purchasing of cosmetics. We do offer a bursary fund to support students on free school meals and for students experiencing unexpected hardship. Please speak to the course tutor for further information if you foresee this as a problem.
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.