Special Effects and Make-Up

How is teaching and assessment structured for Special Effects and Make-up?

Special Effects and Make-up courses mainly have creative outputs, so around 70 percent of the time you will be researching, creating, and developing, and the other 30 percent will be written and theoretical work, particularly if there is a technical process involved in production and craft. Both will include independent learning and teaching elements, so there will be a combination of lectures, workshops, and tutorials.

We try to keep assessments as practical as possible, this may include video or physical presentations, asset creation, and creative journals. A combination of practical and written presentations, creative video submissions of your workflow and finished asset, creative journals, research reports, screencasts, and a final dissertation.

If you have any other enquiries relating to this you can contact the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Team to discuss, their contact details can be found at the bottom of the specific course page by searching the Special Effects and Make-Up subject area.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

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