Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)

Develop your practice and create a professional portfolio of work in preparation for a career in the production arts for the stage and screen.

With a vibrant film, theatrical and arts media industry here in the UK, this programme can help develop your career in hairstyling, cosmetics, prosthetics, and special effects. By providing you with the opportunity to enhance your skillset and techniques alongside studies of the key practices and practitioners underpinning these disciplines. You will develop your skills in a studio and work on ‘live’ briefs and shoots creating a portfolio of work, learn promotional techniques and work towards a final project to demonstrate your artistry and professional competences.

On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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Duration:
Full-time: 3 years (3 days a week)
Part-time: 4 years (2 days a week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: HMPP
Campus: -
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year;
Part-time: £6,675 per year
Additional information about this course:
Students on this course are required to spend £500 per year on specialist kit and consumables. These items are purchased by UCW on behalf of students. Payment plans and additional financial support may be available.

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You will be given space in our recently-renovated and professionally-equipped studio to develop your skills. You will then work on ‘live’ briefs with your peers across creative arts courses at UCW and Bath Spa University on their numerous shows and shoots throughout the year.

 

UCW Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production students have also recently worked on casualty and incident simulation training exercises for Avon and Somerset Police and Avon Fire and Rescue.

They have also recently taken part in masterclasses with industry experts including acclaimed prosthetics and make-up special effects artist Stuart Bray, who has worked on TV shows including Dracula, Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead.

You will put together an extensive portfolio of your work, learn important promotional techniques and work towards a final project to demonstrate both your artistry and understanding of your chosen areas of interest.

Given this focus on the application of techniques from disciplines across the production arts, this course is suitable for students from a range of backgrounds in areas including art and design, hair and beauty, and fashion.

It is taught in the recently-refurbished University Centre at our Knightstone Campus. You will also have access to the teaching and learning facilities and higher education library at the redeveloped Winter Gardens, which is also in the centre of Weston.

Students are also invited to attend optional exhibitions and performances in the UK and abroad at an additional expense, and as well as benefiting from our lecturing team’s professional experience and industry contacts, you will also be taught by visiting experts and have the chance to attend guest lectures in a range of related areas.

If you have any questions, get in touch with the course leader Sandy Day or UCW’s HEART student services team. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

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Develop your practice and create a professional portfolio of work in preparation for a career in the production arts for the stage and screen.

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Mari Kerrigan
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Tara O'Hare
Lecturer - Hair Makeup and Prosthetics

Tara has been a make-up and prosthetic artist in industry for over 20 years and has a varied background of skills. Tara’s resume includes companies she has worked at such as Madame Tussauds, BBC’s Casualty, IAC Film Festival and the International Sundance awards. With a passion for teaching and learning excellence, Tara has been delivering courses in hair, makeup and prosthetic's for over 12 years in a variety of educational settings. Sporting a keen interest in competition work, Tara has been part of a judging team for UK Skills competitions, comprising of both Theatrical Hair and Media makeup. In a drive to ensure the best standards for our students, Tara is due to commence her MA in Prosthetics and sculpting with Falmouth University in Sept 2022.
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Sandy Day
HE Programme Co-ordinator - Hair Makeup & Prosthetics for Production

Sandy has been working in industry for over 25 years. Having initially trained in Barbering, Hairdressing and Media Makeup, the skills needed in industry over the years have meant that continuous training and upskilling have been imperative to her success. Sandy has freelanced across the UK, Canada and Europe. She has currently been working in education for 11 years and has been at UCW for 7 years. During that time, Sandy has seen an increased demand for Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics specialisms from a variety of employers. To provide the best opportunities academically for our students Sandy has completed a Masters degree in Education with University of the West of England.
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    Mari Kerrigan
    Technical Demonstrator

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    Tara O'Hare
    Lecturer - Hair Makeup and Prosthetics

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    Sandy Day
    HE Programme Co-ordinator - Hair Makeup & Prosthetics for Production

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      Mari Kerrigan
      Technical Demonstrator

      Coming soon...
      Student - Tara O’Hares image
      Tara O'Hare
      Lecturer - Hair Makeup and Prosthetics

      Tara has been a make-up and prosthetic artist in industry for over 20 years and has a varied background of skills. Tara’s resume includes companies she has worked at such as Madame Tussauds, BBC’s Casualty, IAC Film Festival and the International Sundance awards. With a passion for teaching and learning excellence, Tara has been delivering courses in hair, makeup and prosthetic's for over 12 years in a variety of educational settings. Sporting a keen interest in competition work, Tara has been part of a judging team for UK Skills competitions, comprising of both Theatrical Hair and Media makeup. In a drive to ensure the best standards for our students, Tara is due to commence her MA in Prosthetics and sculpting with Falmouth University in Sept 2022.
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      Sandy Day
      HE Programme Co-ordinator - Hair Makeup & Prosthetics for Production

      Sandy has been working in industry for over 25 years. Having initially trained in Barbering, Hairdressing and Media Makeup, the skills needed in industry over the years have meant that continuous training and upskilling have been imperative to her success. Sandy has freelanced across the UK, Canada and Europe. She has currently been working in education for 11 years and has been at UCW for 7 years. During that time, Sandy has seen an increased demand for Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics specialisms from a variety of employers. To provide the best opportunities academically for our students Sandy has completed a Masters degree in Education with University of the West of England.
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        With a vibrant film, theatrical and arts media industry here in the UK, this programme can help develop your career in hairstyling, cosmetics, prosthetics, and special effects. By providing you with the opportunity to enhance your skillset and techniques alongside studies of the key practices and practitioners underpinning these disciplines. You will develop your skills in a studio and work on ‘live’ briefs and shoots creating a portfolio of work, learn promotional techniques and work towards a final project to demonstrate your artistry and professional competences.

        On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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