The BA (Hons) Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design is a one-year degree which provides a route to an honours degree for students that have completed our Foundation Degree, or an equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant specialist make-up or prosthetics design subject at another institution.
This degree will advance your technical Prosthetics and design experience gained from prior study. With a focus on entering employment as skilled workshop technicians within Prosthetics and Modelmaking roles for TV, Film, and the Creative Industries, with advanced skills for Prosthetic Design; you will utilise a range of contemporary techniques in projects. Wider fields of employment could be gained through transferrable skills developed from the course, such as prop, puppet and modelmaking, character and production design.
The focus of this programme is on both traditional and digital visual skills used as blended effects, working within prosthetics, modelmaking and VFX industries. You will also develop the academic and research skills to enable you to keep abreast of new developments and develop your critical thinking through researching your own (negotiated) study. You will develop a professional portfolio, business plans for your chosen employment pathway, and have the opportunity to display your final project work in a showcase/exhibition.
Studying at University Centre WISE
You will have access to fully equipped workshop spaces and make-up studios at our University Centre WISE campus, alongside the Specialist Make-up Design degree students. This area has been specifically designed for degree students and provides professional facilities to work on projects. You may also access other facilities such as digital design studios, 3D workshops and design suites. Our University Centre WISE (UCWISE) campus provides the essential materials, tools and facilities for all modules. However you will be required to purchase a kit of personal tools and equipment to support your studies (costs and specifications will be shared with students before enrolment). You will have the ability to work competently within workshop environments to enhance your practical skills and develop further experience of current and emergent technologies within module projects; through tutor-guided development, individual and collaborative work. In addition, there will be opportunities for you to engage with industry through work experience, guest speakers, and attendance at industry events.