There are different pathways available to study Production Arts Make-up; however you initially you will begin with the basics of make-up application skills and its creative uses in performance. Later units will cover special effects make-up, hairstyling and dressing for performers, make-up using prosthetics, make-up for performers, and finally a production arts workshop working with a local theatre production.
You will develop your skills for industry by producing work for briefs and clients, building a portfolio as you progress. You will work on project briefs commissioned by local businesses and organisations that will test your ability to adapt to different situations as well as produce effective solutions for customers. You will also work very closely with the photography and drama department working on photo shoots and drama productions. Throughout the course you will build links with local photographers, production companies, theatres, make-up professionals and agencies. You will be introduced to all areas of employment within the field, and the pathways for higher education.
Students applying must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at C grades with English and Maths. As of 2017, this will include at least a grade 4 (old Grade Cs) in English Language OR Literature as well as Maths. A grade ‘C’ in a GCSE Art-based/creative subject, or level 2 equivalent, would be advantageous for showing your ability to cope with the Level 3 study specialism. Upon gaining an interview for the Art & Design course you must bring with you a Portfolio of work.
100% coursework. Using the Studio School’s industry standard, technical equipment and studio spaces, your Learning Coach will assess you in the following ways:
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:
Thanks to an open plan office style environment, the Studio School is quite literary designed from the ground up to promote collaboration between students. This enables learning to take place not just in lessons but at any time, anywhere. Students share ideas for upcoming projects and provide feedback on current projects. This type of social interaction is such an important skill and something few environments can offer. It’s not just about #CreateYourself, but #ShareLearnImprove.
The Production Arts department at the Creative and Media Studio School works hard to support the development of practical skills balanced with necessary theoretical understanding. Our Tutor believes in developing student’s appreciation for wide range of Make-up Production pathways that exist. Should you be one of these students you will be involved in various types of projects, (both planned and experimental), that will support your technical know-how and also your personal development.
Awaiting results following the first cohort to complete in 2018
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.
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.