South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design FdA
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

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Student Reviews

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Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


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25-75 percentile range £18042 - £24043 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Course Description

The FdA Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design is a two-year programme with the option to progress to the BA (Hons) L6 course to complete an honours degree. This Foundation Degree will develop technical practical skills, with a focus on the workshop roles of the prosthetics and related modelmaking industries. Learners will sculpt, mould, cast and apply prosthetic make-up designs, develop key workshop skills and suitable work practice, build product knowledge, and explore methods used within industry. Current design practice is established across both traditional and digital tools and methods used within the TV, Film and wider creative industries. Design investigations will support the creation of practical prosthetic characters and models/props, while understanding how technology collaborates with physical components to create finished articles.

You will have access to fully equipped workshop spaces and make-up studios at WISE, alongside the FdA and BA Specialist Make-up Design (L6) students. This area is specifically for degree students and provides professional facilities to work on projects. You may also access other facilities such as digital design studios. SGS College will provide essential materials and tools for all modules. You will be required to purchase a kit of personal tools and equipment to support your studies (costs and specifications will be shared with students before enrolment).

You will develop fundamental prosthetics practical skills, such as sculpting for small pieces, flat mould making and face casting, alongside building essential contextual knowledge. This will lead to you developing components for a flat mould focused prosthetics design.

You will develop fundamental digital design skills and will aim to build competency with industry-standard software.

Essential skills will be developed for application of pre-made prosthetics and the use of a variety of materials. We will focus on developing essential prosthetics application and make-up skills, using pre-made prosthetic pieces to apply and colour appropriately. Engagement in further advanced prosthetics and modelmaking skills will develop your techniques and work practice suited to workshop-based industry roles, in the creation of physical works.

You will explore your creative practice, with an emphasis on 3D traditional techniques such as clay sculpting, enhancing prior practical design skills by developing methods, tools and product/materials awareness.

Your employment aspirations will be nurtured and supported by opportunities, such as visiting professionals, giving insight into professional practice and industry expectations.

Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected]

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS points derived from level 3 qualifications GCSE English and Maths grade 4/C or above or equivalent qualification.

Qualification requirements

If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design, FdA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Prosthetics, Modelmaking and Digital Design FdA

Channel Islands £7995 year 1
EU £7995 year 1
Ireland £7995 year 1
England UK £7995 year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 year 1
Scotland £7995 year 1
Wales £7995 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is an institution that offers Further and Higher Education, based in the South Gloucestershire area of England.

Where is this programme taught

WISE Campus
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Filton Campus
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University Centre WISE
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