Media Make-up Pre-degree Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This one year course will prepare you to study the BA (Hons) Media Make-up at University Centre Somerset or other Higher Education level qualifications. It builds on skills developed from previous courses and introduces new creative techniques. The course covers aspects of media make-up, drawing, multi-media art, video, print, digital, 3D, alongside critical practice, in order to deepen your understanding of the creative world you are working in.

Subjects may include:

  • 3D
  • Video
  • Drawing
  • Ianitng
  • Body painting
  • Casting
  • Theory
  • Digital

Alongside these, you study the creative and media make-up industries in detail and specialise in a pathway of your choosing for your major project at the end of the course.

You will have access to trips, visiting speakers and professional facilities. Work placements and work readiness are encouraged throughout the course to ensure that you are ready for progression to degree-level study.

There is a course material fee which you will be advised about upon applying. There are also costs for optional and compulsory trips and visits.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through practical and written assignments and observations by your tutor. You will be encouraged to evaluate your own work and the work of others, and to set targets for yourself.

Progression Options

You could progress to a BA (Hons) or Foundation Degree in Media Make-up at University Centre Somerset or other Higher Education courses. Alternatively, you could find employment in the industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Media Make-up Pre-degree Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need a Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects &
Media make-up and five GCSE grades A* to E or 9 to 2, or another appropriate
Level 3 qualification. Entry is subject to a successful application with
examples of work and an interview to review your

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The College has impressive pass rates and I love that you learn from people who have worked in the industry, plus there are great salons and make-up studios here.

Matthew Finch

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