This is an industry led, two-year course, equivalent to three A-levels. This course is a UAL qualification that focuses on the communication and the creative practice elements of Special Effects Make-up industry. We work with industry professional and film studios that help students get the skills they need to succeed in the industry. We work alongside the award winning SFX make-up artist Neill Gorton from Millennium FX Studios and Pinewood Studios.

When a director needs an actor to become a horrifying mutant zombie, alien or a hospital wound/surgical or war scene, he or she turns to the considerable talents of the Special Effects Make-up artist. This Special Effects course will introduce you to many aspects of film and TV designs over the two years ranging from full head prosthetic, ageing, body paint, make-up and special effects such as cuts, scars and skin disorders. You will learn how to create a wide range of characters including aliens, zombies and unworldly creatures. This will also incorporate a wide range of other Special Effect skills, the process of sculpting your own prosthetic pieces.

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Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration (2 years) 72 Weeks
Course Code FFXMUL3DP-1
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