3D special effects make-up for film and TV

Course Dates: 27/04/17 - 01/06/17
Time: 19:15 - 21:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Learn how to create and apply 3D special effects make-up for film and TV. Use a range of direct application and sculpting techniques to create and apply your own special effects. Produce pieces for casualty including burns and wounds using silicones and other material.


What is the course about?

The course is designed to show you how to explore and create make-up effects for Film, Theatre and TV. You will use a range of products and techniques. You will carry out your own research and build a small portfolio of images that will provide a starting point to building your own design ideas.

What will we cover?

First, second and third degree burns
Bullet wounds
Open cuts, stitched cuts
Scratches, grazes
Skin conditions
Bruising and black eyes.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Create bruising, black eyes, wounds, cuts, scars ageing, apply facial hair to create character looks.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

All levels.

Please Note: We do not usually accept under 19 year olds except in special circumstances - please see Students under 19 for more information.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will work in pairs to get the feel of applying the products to an artist/actor. There will be demonstrations, hand outs, one to one feedback, group discussion and practical work. Outside the class you will be asked to create a small ideas portfolio. This will be discussed in the first session.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There will be a £15 materials fee and you are advised to bring a camera to document your practical work.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you are interested in behind the scenes work please look at our Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit diploma in production Arts.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Course Code: DMP021

Full Thu, eve, 27 Apr - 01 Jun '17

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £73.00
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