Validated by York St. John University.
If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS Code: W455. Institution code Y70.
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Develop and hone the skills needed to become a sought-after make-up artist and hair stylist in the world of film and television whilst exploring your creativity.
Students will acquire the practical skills of make-up and hair design, together with broader academic studies which give a contemporary and historical understanding of the creative disciplines within the wider perspectives of the media make-up industry. The course will also nurture and develop students research skills, enabling for innovative creative practice to take centre stage whilst gaining valuable analytical skills and critical awareness.
Students are assessed on their ability to research and project manage in preparation for practical assessments as well as their performance on the practical assessment. The course places a strong emphasis on style and quality of presentation with the underlying aim of students building an industry quality portfolio to help them progress into industry.
Successful completion of a relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent level 5 qualification.
Applicants with significant relevant prior learning and experience may also be considered.
1 year full-time
Course begins September 2021 and is timetabled for 2 days a week.
Semester 1: Freelance and Industry Management
Semester 1 and 2: Introduction to Digital Photography
Semester 1 and 2: Major Design Project
The BA (Hons) in Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design programme is characterised and distinguished by its commitment to a multi-disciplinary approach in terms of content covering a wide variety of more specialised make-up and hair design for media such as film, television, theatre, fashion and editorial.
The programme is designed to maximise employability opportunities within the media make-up industry. The structure will enable you to apply creative and practical skills with management methods culminating in a self-initiated design project. This allows you to deepen your knowledge in a particular area of your course and related industry.
This programme is designed to maximise the employability opportunities within the media make-up industry. Students will acquire the practical skills of make-up and hair design, together with broader academic studies which give a contemporary and historical understanding of the creative disciplines within the wider perspectives of the media make-up industry. You will have developed a core set of skills for both make-up and hair, whether you wish to work as a freelance make-up artist or on set as a prosthetics technician, special effects artist, aesthetician, the opportunities are endless.
£7200. Student Finance England funding is available via the direct.gov website.
We advise all BA applicants that costs will be incurred dependant on their major projects. Specialist materials for prosthetics will be provided by the institution, however additional items such as costumes/makeup/hair adornments will be part of the programme’s additional costs.