Taught course

Prosthetics and Sculpting

Bucks New University · Bucks New University

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject. If you do not have any formal academic qualifications but do have experience in the industry and previous training in a relevant area, we will consider your application on an individual basis. We are very open to those who show relevant experience useful to the degree.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

Months of entry


Course content

FX Prosthetic Makeup and Sculpting is one of the most popular areas within the craft departments of the film industry, enabling creative professionals to test and explore the different techniques, products and materials available, and making them evolve in sync with emerging technologies at play.

Our MA in Prosthetics and Sculpting programme will help equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience to work in this sector either in the UK or internationally. It is mainly delivered in Creative Media Skills’ facilities, based at Pinewood Studios, and you will also need to travel to our High Wycombe Campus.

The programme combines a core set of skills with direct experience working alongside industry professionals, learning some of the detailed skills required to work at the highest levels of excellence while connecting with fellow students from other disciplines and industry employers.

The programme will help you familiarise yourself with the context of the internationally funded film industry, in particular to the FX Prosthetics and Sculpting departments, and you will gain a practical understanding of the skills required to produce industry-approved characters. You will also gain practical insights into personal entrepreneurial and portfolio skills in order to improve employability and help foster a long and successful career.

This course has been specifically designed by, and led by, industry employers, whose credits include: Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypto, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, Darkest Hour, Mad Max: Fury Road, to name a few. This programme has also been developed with specialist staff from Bucks New University’s School of Art, Design and Performance, which brings together students from across a range of creative disciplines, enabling interdisciplinary access to expertise and facilities.

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
0330 123 2023