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Median salary

New workers start around £22,919.97. Normal pay is £31,408 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £54,773.89.



Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

About this career

  • Define, design and implement a creative visual merchandising strategy.
  • Create many types of special effects make-up, which can include prosthetics.
  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns, prototypes, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director, management, sales department or a client.
  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.

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