For students aged 16+
Through a mix of practical workshops, demonstrations and research, you'll explore make-up and hair design for historical and contemporary drama. You'll experiment with special effects and prosthetic make-up for film and television and learn about make-up and wig work for live performances. As you build your design and technical skills, you'll also learn to plan and create finished looks for fashion styling and photography shoots. You'll learn and practice a range of core technical and creative techniques to increase your confidence and will be encouraged to experiment; extended practical sessions will give you the opportunity to create your own looks and develop your own style.
You'll work with specialist professional materials and a 'zombie workshop' will guide you through the design process and application of creating your own sci-fi transformation. You'll enhance your knowledge on iconic looks through the ages, recreating key aspects of the era and have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of period hair work, including wigs and specialist hairpieces. A number of your finished 'looks' will be recorded in a series of professional photo shoots to add to your portfolio or cv.