This exciting industry focused degree offers you a broad range of workshop techniques, practical skills and knowledge to prepare for entering employment within Prosthetics and Modelmaking roles across TV and Film, and the wider Creative Industries. Practical skills are developed across diverse project themes, with embedded research and contextual studies.
Designing prosthetic make-up looks, props and concepts for bringing your ideas into reality, the course relates to workshop roles, developing technical processes across physical and digital. Traditional crafts such as sculpting and moulding meet digital design and technological tools to create models, props and make-up creations related to Prosthetics and special effects techniques. The focus of design work within module projects uses a blend of both traditional and digital visual skills, as used currently 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 apply to your projects and employment opportunities. You may progress to the BA (Hons) Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design (top-up) degree, to gain your honours degree.
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.