Level 5

Hair and Makeup Design and Application for Production FdA

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS ADULT FULL TIME 2021
£7,500 per year * High House Production Park, Purfleet
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS ADULT FULL TIME 2021
£7,500 per year * High House Production Park, Purfleet
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Clearing

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September 2022 entry now available

You can now choose to start this course in September 2022 by clicking "Apply Now" and then selecting the 2022-23 option at the top of the UCAS page (under the "Course Options" section).

Overview

This course is validated by the University of the Arts London (UAL)

This programme is designed to advance and enhance skills and techniques in makeup design and application for production. Units will cover the following; a vast study of wig and postiche construction, hair styling for all hair types, Makeup for all skin tones, historical, economic and social accurate makeup and collaborative industry project in addition to the acquisition of academic higher-level skills, research and industry experience supporting student’s progression into employment.

The programme aims to train students to be multiskilled makeup artists who are prepared for industry in a commercial or production setting. In partnership with The Backstage Centre, students will be able to experience a real working environment with collaborative projects and industry partnerships.


Please Note:

On successful completion of this Foundation degree (FdA), you will be able to progress on to the final 'Top-up' year of study to gain your full BA (Hons) Hair and Makeup Design and Application for Performance. Full details and applications for the top-up year are yet to be published, please check back for updates.

Entry Requirements

  • 64 UCAS points
  • GCSE English at Grade 4 and maths at Grade 3 or English Grade C and maths Grade D
  • Either Level 3 media makeup qualification or art-based A-levels (e.g. costume, art and design, textiles, photography, media) or similar level 3 qualification
  • Access to HE qualification
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
  • APEL (Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning)

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence.

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Course Structure

Year one

  • Safe working practice
  • Historical accuracy and hair and makeup application for diverse skin tones
  • Social and economic study of hair and makeup
  • Cultural makeup and hair styles & trends
  • Bio-sensitivity and etiquette
  • Styling textured and afro hair

Year two

  • Wig and facial postiche construction
  • Wig application and maintenance
  • Creating injuries for TV and film
  • Industry analysis and business
  • Collaborative project

Year three (BA (Hons) Top-up year)*

  • Makeup and hair for visual effects
  • Advanced casting techniques
  • Final major collaborative project
  • Portfolio development

*On successful completion of the Foundation degree (FdA), you will be able to progress on to the final 'Top-up' year of study to gain your full BA (Hons) Hair and Makeup Design and Application for Performance.

Assessment & Feedback

  • Portfolio submission
  • Written Essays
  • Summative practical assessments
  • Research sketchbook
  • There are no examinations

Course Cost

Adult, full_time: £7,500 per year

Fees are per academic year for Home/UK students.

Additional Cost/Fee information:

  • Make up kit
  • Hair kit
  • Wig making kit
  • Special effects makeup kit
  • Airbrushing kit
  • Annual £30 printing allowance
  • Car parking

What Next...

The focus of this programme is to equip the learner with the required skills and techniques needed to progress directly into the Film, TV and Stage Makeup industry.