United States

CUNY York College

601-800 th
US College Rankings 2018
94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, New York, 11451, United States

CUNY York College

Media Make-up, Special Effects Make-up and Hair Design

As one of our most popular and in-demand programmes, the course puts you at the heart of the media industry. The course has been designed with feedback from industry and teaching professionals to give you an unmatched learning experience. You’ll be working with experts to ensure that you are learning the most up to date and relevant techniques, from the moment your course begins, to ensure that you are fully prepared for a career in the media make-up sector. As one of our most popular and in-demand programmes, the course puts you at the heart of the media industry. The highly experienced tuition team have dedicated themselves to refining and improving the teaching facilities to give you the best learning experience possible. The Media Make-up team have created close links with film and TV production companies across the UK. Many of the tutors still work in the media industry, enabling students to benefit from work experience on TV productions including ‘CBeebies’, ‘TOWIE’, ‘Vera’ and ‘Emmerdale’ and Films including ‘Dads Army’, ‘I, Daniel Blake’, ‘Clash of The Titans’ and ‘The Kings Speech’. Our students have also worked at some of the UK’s largest production companies including productions at MediaCityUK and BBC Wales, as well as working with well-established theatre companies in York itself, including The Theatre Royal, The Grand Opera House York and Joseph Rowntree Theatre. You’ll be working with experts in the fields of Hairdressing, Special Effects Make-up, face casting, sculpting, the application of bald caps and prosthetics on a programme which has been designed with feedback from industry professionals and teaching professionals to give you an unmatched learning experience. As you progress through the programme you will have the opportunity to specialise and create a portfolio of work tailored to your own progression route. A range of assessment methods is used within the modules including work-based assignments, case studies, presentations, projects, problem based scenarios, simulations, portfolios, reflective assignments, learning journals and outcomes of negotiated learning contracts. As you progress through the programme you will have the opportunity to specialise and create a portfolio of work tailored to your own progression route. Year one modules include Dressing and Styling Hair for TV, Film and Theatre, Make-up Application for Varying Effects, Special Effects Make-up and Continuity, Advanced hair: Continuity and introduction to Wig Work, Work Related Learning in Media Make-up, Special Effect Make-up and Hair Design 1 and 2, Personal Professional Development Modules 1 and 2. In year two, modules include Advanced Make-up Artistry Skills, Introduction to Prosthetics, Period Hair and Make-up, Advanced Prosthetics (Optional), Further media make-up and hair (Optional), Work Related Learning in Media Make-up, Special Effect Make-up and Hair Design 3 and Personal Professional Development modules 3 and 4. On successfully completing the course, you may wish to consider working as a freelance make-up or hair artist in TV and Film or work for companies specialising in special effects make up and prosthetics.