Media Make Up & Special Effects Portfolio Advice.

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    Hello!

    I am currently studying Theatrical Make Up at college in my second year and working on my PS for London, Bournemouth and Bolton to further my skills and to later progress in the industry. These courses are extremely competitive! I can't even begin to explain how much my heart aches with how badly I wan to succeed here. I was just wondering if there are any students/graduates from these Universities that could offer some advice on how to make my application and portfolio stand out? I already have quite a few Make Up looks from college which include special effects and body painting, I am also taking extra Life Drawing classes but was wondering what I could be doing in my spare time to boost my application?
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    Hi there!
    I am not a graduate or student at university, however I am doing my level 3 media makeup as well and desperately want to go to
    university to do special effects and prosthetics. I am also desperate to know exactly what to put in my portfolio. I have been to a couple of open
    days and they said that want to see and hear your passion, what YOU are interested in, I think on another thread someone suggested sculpture
    and 3D as well and some universities also want to see some drawings too. I have read some of the other threads on makeup courses and they
    have talked about what they have put in their portfolios so if you havnet already take a look at some of the other threads. There's one particular
    thread that is brilliant people talk about the different places they have applied to, interviews, whether they were successful or not and some
    portfolio advice. I believe its called Makeup 2013 applicants. As its from a while ago things may have changed slightly but it still really helps with
    advice (I think anyway haha) also its a very long thread!
    But defiantly show your passion and dedication, and what you love.
    Sorry if this wasn't very helpful.
    Good luck!
    Dream
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    (Original post by DreamOfTheStage)
    Hi there!
    I am not a graduate or student at university, however I am doing my level 3 media makeup as well and desperately want to go to
    university to do special effects and prosthetics. I am also desperate to know exactly what to put in my portfolio. I have been to a couple of open
    days and they said that want to see and hear your passion, what YOU are interested in, I think on another thread someone suggested sculpture
    and 3D as well and some universities also want to see some drawings too. I have read some of the other threads on makeup courses and they
    have talked about what they have put in their portfolios so if you havnet already take a look at some of the other threads. There's one particular
    thread that is brilliant people talk about the different places they have applied to, interviews, whether they were successful or not and some
    portfolio advice. I believe its called Makeup 2013 applicants. As its from a while ago things may have changed slightly but it still really helps with
    advice (I think anyway haha) also its a very long thread!
    But defiantly show your passion and dedication, and what you love.
    Sorry if this wasn't very helpful.
    Good luck!
    Dream
    Thanks so much! I've been asked to upload an online portfolio from Bournemouth and have managed to prepare some make-up and artwork images but do you know what they expect when they say 3D work and sculpting?
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    (Original post by lilydeal)
    Thanks so much! I've been asked to upload an online portfolio from Bournemouth and have managed to prepare some make-up and artwork images but do you know what they expect when they say 3D work and sculpting?
    Wow congratulations on being asked for an online portfolio, that's fantastic! To be honest I don't- sorry, I wish I did. On your course have you done casting at all, and if you have, have you made things out of clay like noses and burns then cast them with liquid latex or anything like that, something like that might count towards sculpture because you are making a 3D form, but I really don't know, I wouldn't you to put it in your portfolio then it be wrong. I know that AUB are very art based so don't know what would be best. Can you ask your tutor for any advice?
    Where else are you applying?
    Good luck
    Dream
 
 
 
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