30 June 2016
The outstanding talents of BCoT Media Make-up students were on display at a Body Art Show held at the College.
The show was the culmination of eight week’s work by learners from the BTEC Production Arts Make-up course. As part of their final assessment, students had to produce four full body art designs based on the title ‘My Creature Creation, including a prosthetic piece. One of these then had to be bought to life on a model within a five hour deadline.
As part of their assignment, learners were also responsible for producing the show, which included staging, lighting, music and marketing of the event.
One of the students who took part was Tasmin Radwell. She said the opportunity to design and make prosthetic pieces has inspired her to pursue a career in special effects. She said:
“Preparing the prosthetics and doing all the casting and moulding was so interesting. It was such intricate work and then fitting these onto the model was definitely a challenge! I was really pleased with the end result even though it was quite nerve-wracking. I now know that I’d like to go to university, do a degree in Special Effects and then work as a freelance artist in industry.”
Jude Ifould, Course Director for Media Make-up said the evening was an opportunity for students to showcase their outstanding skills and talents to family and friends, adding:
“This was the first ever experience for students in making up a whole body and coping with model care as well as planning the application and putting a bald cap on. They all worked tirelessly and should be proud of everything they have achieved – I certainly am!”