Media Makeup Highlights

05 Apr 2023

Come and take a deeper look into the world of our Media Makeup students! During the last couple of months they have been busy showcasing their outstanding creativity through their assessment work, had a visit from industry professionals and are currently exhibiting their work at our North Star Campus.

In January students were visited by Bentley Advanced, a leading industry supplier that works with prosthetic artists and film studios both in the UK and America. Students on Level 3, HND and BA courses were given the opportunity to talk to industry professional Peter Tindall. Peter has over 20 years’ experience and has worked on films such as Maleficent 2, Bladerunner 2049 and Annihilation. Students were given live demonstrations and Q&A sessions to help inform their work; they were also offered a practical workshop in which they created resin figures whilst learning about different materials and moulding techniques.

Students also completed various assessments at the start of this year. Level 3 students took their Gruesome Georgian assessment in February, in which they created two different makeup looks. The first was a traditional Regency look and the second was a gruesome version using prosthetics they had made. Students were also tasked with creating Georgian-style wigs, both styling and dressing them to be used as part of the final looks.

At the end of March students were asked to design a character that could feature in a Tim Burton film, inspired by a job role. Students created makeup looks inspired by a variety of different job roles such as a butcher, reporter, tailor and an ice-cream seller. This assessment enabled students to demonstrate a variety of different skills and techniques such as designing and styling wigs and costumes, makeup application and fabrication of prosthetics.

If you would like to see more of the students’ work, there is currently an exhibition of the Level 3 Extended Diploma Production Art Practice work at our North Star campus. The exhibition is showcasing everything from wigs to prosthetics and is open to both staff and students. Why not go along and see the students’ creativity and flair, and how this is channelled through their work.

Take a look at the image gallery below to see how the students’ incredible talent is brought to life!

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